Corey comes from a really large, blended family (he is one of 10 kids) and there is so much that is just so unpleasant about it.
Lots and lots of negativity, materialism, arrogance, abrasive, loud personalities, backbiting, competitiveness...it has totally burned us both out.
Not all of them wear us out, there are a few that we enjoy being around but he has one brother that is, simply put...stellar.
Both him and his wife are caring, warm, genuine, down-to-earth, humble, lovable people and our kids get along wonderfully.
The reason that we made the
While we were there we got to take the kids down to Temple Square to check out the amazing light display. Breathtaking!
We left on a Thursday in the afternoon and arrived Friday morning. We left Utah the next night, Saturday and arrived back home Sunday afternoon.
I think that kind of trip is called a suicide. Probably because you want to take your own life to get out of the remainder of the trip.
Was it worth it? Driving hour after hour after hour after hour with a van load of kiddos?
Miss you guys!
More Utah family
And more...are you seeing a common theme here?
Corey with Lily at Temple Square
What is so remarkable about this picture of Hannah with my sister-in-law is that Hannah does not go to anybody. But, she really took to my sister-in-law and kept going up to her wanting to be picked up.
I so loved seeing Hannah reach out to someone like that.
Corey with all four of his "full" brothers, along with their dad. What totally cracks me up about this picture is that Corey and his twin (on far right) are wearing very similar jackets. Corey is in red and his twin is wearing blue.
Those are the colors that their mom always had them wear. Too funny that they still, unknowingly, do this.
Obviously, they are both scarred for life.