Friday, November 8, 2013

Utah visit

I finally have time (and energy) to sit down and write a little about our trip to Utah in October :) Billy is on a small fire tonight, so I'm solo and finally have my chance.
I did remember my camera for the trip... however, that doesn't mean I actually used it much. Oh well. This is me.
We had a smooth ride to Mapleton, Utah on the 14th of October. I got up about 430am and had everything and everyone loaded for a 5am departure. When we got to the bottom of the pass, I had to stop and put air in one of the front tires. It was during this first stop that Jameson threw up a little. I thought it was a little strange, but luckily there was little damage done and on we went. Around 745 all boys were waking up and getting a little hungry for breakfast. I had packed TJ's cereal bars and bananas for what I thought would be a perfect car breakfast. Unfortunately I packed the seasonal pumpkin bars and this did not go over well while in motion. Both William and Zachary had a couple bites of their bars and then felt sick. William was first to throw up and then Zachary followed. (Yes, I do carry a barf bucket in the car and yes, they both made it!) I tried to settle their stomachs with banana and Zachary ended up throwing that up as well.
So, by Victorville, all three boys had thrown up and we required an 8am stop to use a restroom and freshen up ;) Haha.
After all that, the drive went fine. We had planned to stop in Vegas at the children's museum for our half way stretch break... but it just so happened the museum was closed on Mondays. Bummer.
We made it to Grandma and Grandpa's by dinner and enjoyed having the drive behind us.
The boys played all week with their cousins and had SO MUCH FUN. William, Zachary and Grant were almost inseparable!  For the most part, everyone got along perfectly.
Our outings for the week included; lunch with Grandma great, pumpkin patch fun, a visit to Farm land at Thanksgiving point, playground fun by Provo temple and lots of play time with the cousins.
The big boys had their first pony rides at Farm Land and they were pretty siked about it!

Jameson got to watch from the fence... but he didn't mind. He loved looking at all the animals they had there. Maybe we will have a few of these animals at home one day ;)
The cousins made instruments one day and put on a parade... it was cute. I didn't capture it very well.

Jameson and Irelyn met for just about the first time on this trip. My brother and his wife came for family dinner on Sunday while we were there so we got to spend an evening with them also.

William was really good about doing school each morning. Luckily Grant is in Kindergarten, so it made it easy to do school with William while Grant was at school. It was so nice to be with the family for the week. I even got 3 nice (cold) runs in during the week which was awesome. Spent 3 days with my Grandma (a big reason I wanted to go out there) and got a lot of quality time with my sister Kristy. Would have had more with Tracy except she had an awesome backpacking trip to Havasupi planned for the weekend I chose to come. I know she will be out to SB to visit me soon enough though.... Tracy knows how to travel! :)
Our drive home was easy as well. I ended up leaving Monday night about 830pm and drove to Mesquite, Nevada. Got there about 1130, checked in, unloaded boys into beds and got a little rest. Woke up next morning about 7, fed the boys a little food and loaded them back into the car. We got home just after 2 in the afternoon, right behind Billy who had been out golfing all morning :) It made the trip seem SO much shorter to break it up like that.
I'm so glad we went and it was sure nice to break in the new car and test her out on the open roads :) Loving the Pilot.


  1. So glad I got to read and see some pictures from your trip here since I wasn't here for most of it. Still sad about that. YES! I will be out to Santa Barbara soon and I'm glad you came and had a great time. Love you lots!

  2. Oh my goodness I'm glad you can laugh about three barfing kids in the car... I would have cried. But your trip sounded awesome. So glad you got to go and do some fun things. I think we are planning on going in the spring.

  3. I'm so glad you came out Lori. I always love when you are here.