After picking up my ring we headed up to Ryan and Kayla's reception. We were running about an hour early (we didn't want to go home after the jeweler's) so we decided to stop by Cabelas. The kids had so much fun, especially Logan. He loves animals and loved walking through the aquarium and feeding the fish. He got a little bit mad that Scott, Emma, and Alan were looking at things so quickly because he wanted to see and enjoy every single animal we saw. For those of you who have never been to a Cabelas, it is like a store, wildlife museum, and aquarium all in one, great "free" fun (unless you are tempted to buy something). Then we headed to the reception. The kids had a blast and it was great to see everyone. The LeBaron's goat kept trying to eat Logan's hair and even head butted him over trying to get it, but Logan didn't care. I guess goats trying to eat you is just something to expect when you have blond baby hair like Logi.
Sunday after church we headed up to Kaysville for Grandpa Hilton's 79th birthday party. The kids each made him a card, which I think he really enjoyed. It was going to be a backyard BBQ, but we got rained in, well mostly. As you can see from the pictures that the kids still found their way out to play and enjoy the rain and mud.
Ok. Now for the part of the weekend that kinda made all of that seem a little less important. On Monday my mom called to let me know that my Grandma Marshall had passed away on Sunday. She had been very ill for a long time and was confined to a bed. Although this is sad news, I also feel like it is a blessing because at least now she is no longer in pain. We love her and will miss her. It had been a while since we had been able to get to go visit, and I regret that she was never able to meet Alan or Logan.
Then on Tuesday my mom called to let me know that Jenny Kean's son had also died this weekend. Jenny was one of my cheerleading coaches in high school and she meant a lot to me. His death is heartbreaking for so many reasons. She had lost her older son the year before and now, to have this loss too, I can't even imagine how hard that must be. Also Jenny's son was my little sister's fiance's best friend and I know he is feeling this loss also. So if any of you reading this feel so inclinded, I know that both the Kean family and Aimee and Carl could use all of the prayers and good thoughts they can get. I am sure it will take a lot of love, support, and healing for all of them.