Okay within this past week we have had family and friends come to visit. I picked up my cousin Fa'anoa and Edney from Tucson. They were here on a little summer break from college in Nebraska. It has been awesome catching up with my cousin who was born and raised in American Samoa with my dads family whom we really do not know. She has been able to tell me stories about them and about what she experienced growing up there. It made me sad to think of all the family we do not know. We did some geneology as well and found my grandpas sister, and both of my great-grandparents from my grandpa. There has always been a mystery where the last name Allen came from exactly and all this kind of thing but we are a few steps closer! We've been going to the gym and conversating in the sauna which by the way is an awesome place to have deep conversations. Anyway then Pago got home and was busy body preparing himself for camp which he left for today. It was crazy to watch the news about the Cardinals and to know it was concerning him. He made weight this morning cause they had weigh ins so he took us all out to eat at Olive Garden. That guy is always sharing his success with all of us. Then my old room mate from Texas came through town on her way to her first coaching job at Lee College. We have been catching up like old times it has been awesome. I forgot that I once upon a time played Division I college volleyball. Hahah...really it was amazing to reminisce on the good ol days of workouts and weights. She reminded me of a time that I fell off the treadmill at the school gym during one of our workout sessions. Hahahhahahhahah!!! We all piled up in Kalias 3 bedroom house it was a tight squeeze but it was awesome to be surrounded by so much love!
Now we are off to our Farnsworth Family reunion at the Southern Utah University Mountain Center in Cedar City, Utah. It is going to be a great time. I really am looking forward to it. We have lots of fun activities and programs to enjoy as a family. It will be the first major event since grandpas passing so it will be difficult to once again remember that he is not there to watch him dance with grandma and pull pranks on us but he will be here in spirit. I love my family.
I pray life is treating you all well. I love you and goodnight. Oh and the picture at the top is from a family reunion in Utah before my parents split and I remember this family reunion as being the funnest thing I had ever done in life up to that point! ha