Saturday, September 1, 2012

Utah trip

I only blogged one time in August! I will blame that on Billy being gone for all but 6 days of the month and only 2 days off of the 6... and our 2 week trip to Utah.

What a wonderful and fun two weeks! William and Grant had a blast together, Zachary was in heaven to sit on Grandpa's lap every night and Jameson got all the attention in the world from his big girl cousins Reanne and Sierra. I got to see my sister Kristy's brand new house and even help move a couple things over. There were train rides, tractor rides, splash parks and play grounds, bike riding, trampoline jumping, drum rocking, lunch dates with Grandma Great and a photo session with Aunt Tracy! Jameson rolled over for the first time while we were there and is really good at finding his thumb now. Zachary was as easy going as they come, just always happy to be doing whatever with whoever. William got Grant back on his two wheeler and they rode just about every day. They roamed in and out of the house as they pleased, took turns using the potty (or a tree) together, they were pretty much inseparable the entire two weeks. It was so cute to watch William get out of bed every morning, open his suit case and get dressed, and then make his way up stairs for breakfast and to find Grant.
We also got to visit with some of the Anderson cousins who were having a family reunion up Provo canyon while we were there. We went up to their cabin one evening for a BBQ and some fun times at the creek up there. We also got to visit the Speeds in Sandy. Their family was throwing an annual end of the summer block party and we got invited. The kids had a fun time dancing in the street to the music and eating yummy snacks. So fun to see them again.
The time sure did fly by while we were there. It didn't seem that long of a trip on that end. Coming home it did seem like we had been gone a while though. Especially with Billy still being gone, I have been slow to re group and get everything back to normal. It was so great that my Mom made the drive home with me... not sure how I would have survived the journey on my own. Leaving at 4am helps a lot though to get a good part of the drive done while the kids sleep. Both my parents were so great to drop everything just to help me get to and from Utah safe and sane.
What a wonderful and memorable trip!


  1. It was so fun to have you guys here for so long. I always love spending time with my family.

  2. I loved being with your cute family and bonding with the boys. I'm writing this from LAX.. Ha ha, back again for the second time. I think I'll make it home today.

  3. Soooo glad you came. It was the best. :)

  4. Wow, your Utah trip was jam packed! We didn't do a ton, but I was sick most of the time. You sound like you had a blast!