Amy informed me tonight that she’s been taking loads of video of the kids over the last few weeks and I haven’t used any of it for our videos. Since the purpose of our YouTube channel now is to be kind of like a video journal of sorts, todays video is all about the kids.
Today was Memorial Day. I figured since we’d be out and about, I’d film a video. I couldn’t not blog either about the day.
The morning was pretty chill. Amy went over to her Grandma’s house and cleaned for her, so the boys and I just hung out and watched cartoons.
In the early afternoon we headed over to Sandy Cemetery where my Grandpa is buried and put some flowers on his grave and visited with family. After that we headed over to my Mum and Dad’s house for a small family BBQ.
Before the BBQ started, my Dad and I ran up to my Grandma’s to help with a few items she needed help with. While working on a sprinkler I received a frantic call from Amy. Liam had managed to fall off the swing set ladder and bust his chin open. We met them at the Emergency Room where they stitched him back up. He was a pretty brave kid, and I was surprised how chill he was. The gash on his chin was pretty gnarly.
After that brief 2 hour moment, we went back to the BBQ and had burgers and dogs and spent time in the backyard with everyone. My Grandma Crapo came down and joined us too.
My brother Sam broke out his new drone and flew it over the garden to show us. I was able to get the footage and add it to the video down below.
Overall it was a good day spent remembering those who came before us and spending time with our family.
So today, Saturday, we headed over to Nana and Papa’s house and set up this super huge awesome swing set play thing that they got for all the grandkids to play on when they are at the house. It took me and my dad around 9 hours total to get it put together, but the kids love it already!
Check out the vlog below, we did some sweet timelapses of the process from start to finish.
I’ve been in dire need of a vacation. A good vacation. It finally came to fruition. We planned a guys trip down to my parents condo in Mesquite Nevada.
My dad, myself and my soon to be brother-in-law Tyler headed out to Mesquite on Thursday evening. We made pretty good time, and got into town around 11pm. Friday was spent chilling by the pool, eating good food and just relaxing. Friday night, my brother Sam joined us.
Saturday we went golfing at one of the cheaper golf courses in Mesquite. We went to the Coyote Willows Golf Course, which is in the middle of a neighborhood and run by volunteers from what I understand. I wasn’t originally going to play as I had hurt my back pretty bad on the prior Tuesday. After some putting and practicing while waiting for our tee time, I decided the movement wasn’t going to bother the back so I joined in for some golf. It was fun and we all had a good time.
That same evening we tried to hit the buffet, which was about to close and was serving Mexican food, which we had the night before. We decided to go to the other restaurant in the Eureka casino, which turned out to be ok. On our way back to the condo we decided we wanted to go see a movie, so we went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It was pretty funny and we all enjoyed it.
Sunday was another super chill day. Sam and Tyler had to head home, and left us around 11am after breakfast. My dad and I sat around and just watched TV for a few and then spent the afternoon at the pool. Reading, chilling and trying to swim in the freezing cold pool. Thank goodness for the hot tub. Went and hit up the local Chinese restaurant and then came back and watched movies.
We came home today, Monday. It was a really good trip, even with the bad back, and I’m glad we could all go. I wish my other brothers could have come too, but hopefully we can make this an annual event and get more of us out to it.
Here’s a short video of some of the fun we had while in Mesquite!