It Was A Boydful Day!

We had one of the best Sunday nights in a long time because the Boyd Family came to visit!! We lived in TVA together while Mary and Kurtis went to school at BYUH. They dropped in Sunday night, stayed in a hotel, and we were able to have them the entire day on Monday.
The kids had so much fun playing in the yard, playing hide-and-go-seek, catching grass hoppers and just being kids. Drew and Brody were so happy to have good friends to play with. It was so cute seeing Drew and Jacob play and Drew laughing so hard. Then Brody and Jacob be little boys together. Seth, Eli, and Jacob are such big boys now! It amazes me how much kids grow in a year.

Alia was being such a good baby. I think she was grateful to have other faces looking at her besides her mom.

After lazily passing the time in our front yard we went to the Boyd's hotel and swam in the indoor pool and jacuzzi. The kids had so much fun they didn't want to get out. We hung out in the hotel room waiting for Kurtis to get off of his first day of work so we could go eat dinner. The kids were getting restless so Shane got them food to hold them over and make them happy.
It worked.

As soon as Kurtis got home we went to eat at Wingers! These two had a little connection going on. When we were swimming Shane sat out, held Alia the entire time and got her to sleep. Something she doesn't do very often without a swing or car.
Seth and Drew
Mary and Jacob
an idiot I picked off the street
and Brody
Not pictured: Noelle

After we were done eating we weren't ready to say goodbye yet so we went back to the Boyd's hotel to hang out for a little bit longer. We had the kids sit in pictures for us and here Mary had asked who wanted to hold the baby.
Eli was the lucky winner
Look how cute these kids are!
but Seth
and Jacob got a chance. I swear it was like he was holding his girlfriend here.
After we left and as we were driving home I was fighting back the tears, complaining how we need friends like the Boyd's here. Where you don't need to be doing a lot, just hanging out and enough is said. Kurt and I started talking and laughing about our sleepover we had with them while living in TVA and the nights out I had with the girls... we miss it all. So anytime we have a chance to see someone from BYUH we take it. Now that I think about it we don't want friends like the Boyd's, we want them! We had SO much fun guys and we were so happy you stopped to say hi!
Who knew Kurt's first day of work, an 11 hour shift, could be this fun for me?


Michelle said...

I'm so glad you a a great reason to miss last night. I thought you had misunderstood my sarcastic remark about not being able to bring friends to the party. Carly and Brandon were so grateful and said they would miss us all and that the walking group has changed her life forever.

iMaLLheaRt said...

Wow! I can't believe how grown up they all are now! So cute!! Glad you all had fun together!!

Adam and Jennifer Haley Family said...

Love the pictures. How did Kurt do on hid first night on the job. Wow, and 11 hrs. Glad I don't work those kinda shift anymore. Well working period.

Willing 'Ohana said...

Those were some cute pictures. I'm glad you had so much fun. We were in Ephraim on Sunday. I'm not sure how close that is to you guys but I wish we would've planned better. We could've headed more south and even gone to Vegas. Oh well. Maybe next time. My brother's living with us and he's been wanting to go to Vegas but I doubt that'll happen with school starting on Monday. Well take care Noelle. Keep posting cute pics.

Shanae said...

WOW! The Boyd boys look SO big!! HOW FUN!!!! Can't wait for the big TVA reunion :)

Williams Family said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Glad you got to see your friends!

lyle and julia said...

Wow Alia is getting sooo big! Looks like you guys had lots of fun with old friends :: aren't they the best :)

Erin and James said...

so cute! I love how awkward jacob looks holding alia - like a first date. how cute are all the kids back together again! what a fun time! I am glad we both got to see them, and as usual Shane totally is the baby whisperer! He totally did that with Brady - so crazy!

Melissa said...

jacob was a baby last time i saw them! He is soo big!!!

Carrie said...

By the time I got to the end of this post I was actually feeling sad we weren't there, having all sorts of fun by simply hanging out! The Boyds are so great!

Love Alia and her new boyfriend! :)

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