We made it to Utah just in time for the 4th. Brandon spent all day helping Matt and Kristin move to their new house in Springville and we got some extra time with Ethan, Joanna, and Ginny. The Rigbys had all of the Howard grandkids crashing their house. It made for a pretty fantastic pajama party. While we were at the Layton fireworks with all of the Jolley aunts and uncles somebody brought out a bunch of sparklers. It was equal parts exciting and terrifying given that they were being lit in the middle of a circle that was about 2 feet in circumference.
In retrospect it was pretty darn fun now that I am sure that nobody had an eye poked out with a red hot sparkler stick. It was amazing to see how all the kids were friends in an instant even though they had never even seen each other before. It is easy to feel like that with the Jolleys because they are such a loving family.