Sunday, September 20, 2009

Utah trip

So WAYYYYYYY back in July we took one of the best trips ever. We went to Utah. We started the trip off with telling the kids it was going to take 2 WHOLE days to get there and made it sound like it was going to take forever. But instead we drove up to Spokane to surprise the kids and flew. The kids were so excited! This is a first for both of them unless you want to count when they were babies. They have been asking to fly in a plane for a long time now and it was priceless to see their faces when we drove up to the airport.

Waiting for Aunt Becky to come pick us up in Salt Lake

The next day we went to a really fun water park and spent all day. This is a first for our family and the kids threw me through loop....Gabe was scared of the water and wouldn't touch it and Nolan was a dare devil and kept trying to go for the deep end and went down the slide at least 20 times.

The next day we went out to good ol Vernon (no not Vernal...Vernon) I love going out there, it is so quiet and peaceful. James Grandma and Grandpa and some of his Aunts and Uncles live out there. They have a lot of cows and a lot of beautiful mountains all around, it is the perfect place to "Just Be"

There was at least one morning where James went out and helped with the hay and move pipe.

And there were many trips to go feed the cows

The boys loved watching the twin babies

No Vernon trip is complete without one night of just hanging out in Aunt Julies back yard and letting kids play

Gabe and buds and best cousins

The kids sang "I am a child of God" for Great Grandma and Grandpa...It makes me so proud to hear them sing

The next day was the 4th of July...The town is so small that their parade makes two passes by the kids. But the there were so many people! Lots of people came from out of town just for the Vernon 4th of July!

Nolan really is happy in this picture, he is showing off his candy

After the parade is the lunch and games and races

These three boys were inseparable! And between them they ate a whole lotta nachos

Nolan ate a whole lotta snow cones

And no 4th of July in Vernon would be complete without the races....

Our last day we had to go to Temple Square. It was a first for the boys.

Being there really makes you fall in love all over again with the gospel

Being there also made me fall in love with something new.

Lion House.

I dream of it still.

Turkey potpie, black cherry soda, and rolls.


After temple square we met up with some of our "cousins"....Emily and Keith and their boys at the Dinosaur Museum. They moved away a few years ago and it was fate that we were in Utah at the same time. I wish we could have spent longer together but it will just have to be another time.

The next day the boys were so tired. There was a lot of this.....

And this....

Thank you Crystal and Rob for letting us stay at your house and Becky for letting us borrow your car!

Until next time ,Utah......we will miss you.


Blogger Ben and Alissa said...

That poor, cute little girl with the pigtails in the first race video you posted! She fell over and didn't get back up until everyone else had finished!

Love the pictures of the temple.

You'll have to make a copycat turkey potpie recipe for us all to enjoy!

September 21, 2009 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger tharker said...

I want to fly to Utah. The thought of it only taking an hour vs. the usual 9-10...heavenly!

Your trip sounds like it was so much fun. I love the description of Vernon. I love quaint little towns, and the feeling of home and family that seems to be in every one of them.

Ahh, The Lion House...yum. I have their roll recipe and have been dying to try it out...maybe I'll do that today...and maybe you can sample!

September 22, 2009 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger The Gosfam said...

Looks like you guys had fun. I love Salt Lake. Matt and I got to go to Conference in 05, totally due to go again.

October 5, 2009 at 9:32 PM  

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