Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wengert Reunion

The Deddis surprised Dallin and Amy by borrowing my grandparent's tahoe and went up to Logan and brought down Dolly and Retha, Dallin and Amy's lambs they were raising before the accident. These are basically Amy's babies and they were really surprised when they woke up to them "baaahh"-ing on their front porch. Needless to say it was a very smelly ride for Devin and Teddi but definitely an act of love! :) 

The boys loved going for "rides! I wanna go on a rides!" They were constantly asking....
These boys are obsessed with Tanner. When he comes they go running to him and love laying on him like he's a big teddy bear. :)

More cousins- there were about 90 people there which are all just my aunts, uncles, cousins, and some cousin's kids. I call them immediate extended family. :)

Just my family had 4 cabins- they were so cute! Me and the boys had our own, Deddis, Dallin and Amy, and my parents with Jordy, Naes, and Tan. It worked out perfect. We took up about 20 cabins all together. 

Me and the boys' cabin

Once we got home to my parent's the boys found these headlamps that my dad put on their heads. He turned off all the lights in the house and the boys ran around with these headlights on their heads- they thought it was soooo cool!! Levi fell asleep with his tightly in his hand.

The boys always called my parent's house, "Grandpa's house" and constantly wanted to go there with Grandma. :) It was so awesome spending 10 days with my family, especially with TJ being out of the country in Colombia. I've missed him a lot but my family, especially my mom, has been a HUGE help and made me not feel like a single parent as much. TJ would've enjoyed the reunion and the outdoors so much!! I'm excited for him to go next year. 

We spent 4 days in Glenwood, New Mexico in cabins and went fishing, swimming in the swimming pool, hiking, eating- LOTS, playing horseshoes, and hanging out and talking. It was great. It also was a little scary for some of us with younger kids because you had to keep an eye on them closely. The pond was covered in this green mossy stuff and it almost looked like grass, well, at least it did to Levi because while we were down there once he completely stepped off the dock and right onto the "grass" and into the pond! My Uncle Gordon and I were right there so it was fine but it was funny because we both stood there for 2 seconds wondering what to do- it was too rocky and shallow to jump in, if I bent over I'd fall right in, and so finally I just quickly sat down, put my legs in and grabbed him. But we were laughing afterwards about how he was just floating there in a water while we stared at each other for a while! :) Pool Levi! He was scared. It was a good test to see if swimming lessons worked- he failed this time. :)


More pretty cousins!




We ate a LOT of good food. Each family had a turn for a meal. We made homemade french fries and fajitas- talk about mass quantity! It was awesome. 


Ty had so much fun with cousins. He loved wrestling with Porter, Jaxon and Shad.

There are 7 granddaughter expecting this year or early next year! So exciting!

 It was a very small town so everywhere we went people started at us, especially as we were all wearing our matching shirts. :)

Brynlee is adorable. She's so little and petite and fits perfectly into your lap.



Our cabin didn't have a bath, only a shower, so these boys were sooo filthy by the end! My wet wipe daily bath could only do so much!! 

Poor Ty has missed his dad so much, especially when I get mad at him. He starts crying, while saying and signing, "Dad! I want Dad!" We've skyped with him a few times and Ty gets a kick out of it and has to show him everything he can think of or get his hands on. Levi doesn't get it at all. :)

It would've been really sad to go to the reunion without Dallin. I'm soooo glad he was able to. I thought he'd at least be in a wheelchair or something but really the only thing is just his feeding tube dangling under all his shirts. (He has to wait 6 weeks total before it can come out). This experience has really bonded all of us Wengerts together and reminded us what's most important- so cliche but true. On the Sunday before everyone left, we had a testimony meeting together. Wow, was that powerful. Not a dry eye in the room and of course, most of it centered on what we had learned and experienced these past 6 weeks. He still has a long way to go and isn't completely the same Dally that he used to be but we see glimpses and miracles that have come and will continue to come. He starts his CTN school this week which he'll be in for the next 12-18 months. We have very high hopes and are so grateful- words can't really explain things well so I'll leave it at that. :)


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