I've been saying to Alisha that we should come visit them since they were here visiting in March (really since they moved to the Denver area over two years ago). Suddenly I really had to pick a time to go. Jamon graduates at the end of November and they'll be moving out here to Utah after that. Alisha's baby is due on Tuesday so it was either go out there when she's about to give birth or when she's got a newborn. I felt that we'd be less of a burden now. So basically, one Thursday I decided to take the kids on a trip to Colorado and three days later we were on a 9 hour roadtrip.
I brought SO much to entertain them in the car, you wouldn't believe it. I was so nervous to take a long roadtrip with the kids without Brandon. I've never driven longer than 6 hours by myself and the kids have never been in the car in the daytime for more than 4 hours and they are not good car sleepers. But everything turned out alright in the end.
We spent a lot of our time just hanging out in Alisha's backyard. It was always shady back there and the kids loved the pool, the swing, and the sandbox. We gave up on trying to keep Scarlett and Elora in clothes.
Even though Joselyn is a year and a half older than Jonah, they got along just great.
We had a great time hanging out with Jamon every evening and going to the park in their neighborhood after dinner one night. After the kids were in bed Jay, Alisha, and I watched Invictus, which was fantastic. Alisha and I talked, talked, disciplined kids, talked, cooked, talked, fed kids, talked, cooked, cleaned, talked, and talked and had the greatest time together. We both married into the J. family and we love laughing about all its quirks and wonderfulness.