Sunday, April 20, 2008

Utah Pictures

I cannot believe I have been back a week now from Utah. It is weird. I kind of feel like I haven't even been yet. But, here are some pictures to prove I was.
Paige and I


I have to thank Paige for allowing me to realize I needed this little time away. I was so nervous about it and was really not convinced I was really even going until the plane was actually up in the air. I am really happy I went. It was so fun to see my sister in-laws. Out of 10 of us there were 7 of us there. That is pretty good I think. We had such a great time. We were able to spend a lot of time together and really have fun with each other. We had been wanting to get as many as the SIL together as we could and it has never really worked out until this point. And it was a great excuse to go to Utah for the baby shower. I am hoping next time it could maybe be a little warmer of a destination. We will have to work it out so no one is pregnant at the time, but in this family that doesn't ever really happen.

Gloria and I
Saturday afternoon was Gloria's shower and it was so fun and perfect. My other SIL Sarah threw it and it was just perfect. Everyone had a good time with great games and yummy food and fun gifts for the baby and mama. I even got to see my niece Dianna for the first time. That was a treat too.

The whole gang

Saturday night Paige and I were "helping" Gloria go into labor. We were really hoping she would have Jordan before we left. It didn't work out that way, but we did did have fun at her shower and then only missed his birth by a few hours. Oh well, I am still enjoying all the pictures of this darling boy. He is really SO cute.

The Gordon B. Hinckely building at the Y
It was really kind of weird being there. It has been over 10 years since I moved there. And it has been 5 years since we have moved from there. It was surreal kind of. I went by all my old places I had lived. It was weird to see it is still there and someone else lives there and they are having the same experience I had when I lived there. It was just all kind of weird. The weirdest of all was seeing Wyview (BYU married housing) now being single student housing. It made me kind of sad. We seriously have some of our best moments in life from there. We met the most wonderful people there that have changed our lives and we will be dear friends forever. I even had a tear in my eye thinking of all the amazing people we have in our lives because we lived there. And we brought home our first born to that apartment, almost 7 years ago. It was a special place for us.

our first home
Lots of things have changed there, well I guess everything has really multiplied. There are people, stores, malls, houses, restaurants and gas stations all over that place. It was a little overwhelming. I just love the mountains so much. I love all mountains, but Utah's mountains are breathtaking. I also noticed that everything was so nice looking and well kept. I like that a lot too.

Sunday on my way to the airport I stopped by Temple Square and I seriously find that place more breathtaking each time I go. It is so beautiful and so peaceful there. I love it.

I got to the airport rather early, you would have thought I was anxious to see my kids and hubby and I was. Once I got in the air I was sad to leave such a beautiful place, but so happy to see my family again. As much as I love it there, I have to say, nothing is more perfect, no place, city, state or country, than where your family is and that makes where we live more lovely than any.

Also I have to say a quick shout out to Andy and my mom for holding down the fort and taking such good care for the kiddos and allowing me to have such a great time. And to Michelle, Cherise and Cami we hope to have you along the next time we do this! Oh Sariah, thanks for letting us "craft" with you!


Paige said...

Woo hoo!! It was seriously SO so fun. Can't wait for girly weekend 2009. ;)

janet said...

What a FUN trip!!! and I loved the picture of Wyview... it is sad to think it's not married housing anymore.. but can you believe how SMALL they were. Why couldn't I keep the 600 square feet clean??

Girls trips are so refreshing, although I am sure you're glad to be back home with your cute kids!

Christy said...

Great pictures! I love Utah also. Did you know my entire family is there now except for me? So we visit a lot. It is weird going by places we used to live or hang out. It was fun while it lasted but life now is better. Don't you think?

Mindy said...

I'm sooooo jealous. I've wanted to go back and visit Provo for so long. My little sister was thinking of living in Wyview and I was bummed that is was for single people now. We had some pretty good times there!