It’s been awhile since my last post. Being on vacation and sorting through 500 photos for just one week took some time. This post is all about our first week of vacation in Utah.
Temple Square – After Casey picked me and Ady up from the airport, we took the kids for a stroll around Temple Square and then ate lunch at the Training Table. We always have to get their cheese fries and dipping sauce. It’s almost been 12 years since we were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.
A Trip to Cache Valley – Cache Valley was home to us for 10 years. We made some amazing friends there. One of them is the Hansen family. We made their house home for 3 days and enjoyed spending time with them. They are one of those families that our kids get along great with and we can always pick up right where we left off. We went boating in Bear Lake, ate out at favorite restaurants, visited friends and had many late nights.
Our very first house – This is where it all started. Casey and I bought this cozy little house 6 months after we got married. We lived there for 3 1/2 years. We brought Kaylee home to this house. It is right down the street from the Logan Temple. We took the kids on a drive down memory lane on our way out of town. So many memories were made here. It will always be a special little place to us.
A day at Lagoon – We met up with all of the cousins and enjoyed a day at Lagoon and Lagoona Beach. Ady spent the day with Grandma. It was the first time I had ever left her. They had a great day together. We did too. The weather was perfect, especially coming from Houston. The lines were short and we had great company.
Grandma’s Backyard – Grandma has a playhouse in her backyard. She also has lots of flowers. She has a granddaughter named Kaylee who loves to clean, decorate and organize. This afternoon, with the help of her brothers, Kaylee and the boys picked flowers from the yard, got a vase from grandma, cleaned out and organized the playhouse and decorated this little corner. That is the kind of play at Grandma’s house I want her to remember.
4th of July – Murray Parade bright and early in the morning (it’s a tradition), leisure time with family, last minute birthday shopping, fireworks, playing cards.
A Sunday drive – We had to take advantage of being close to the mountains while we were here. The moms and dads loaded the kids up and took a Sunday drive through the canyon. It brought back memories for us. Casey and I used to take the kids on Sunday drives like that all the time. The cousins climbed rocks and felt the freedom you can only feel while outdoors surrounded by beautiful trees and fresh air. A trip to the canyon isn’t the same without roasting marshmallows and making smores.
I’m working on more posts. I’m not making promises, but hopefully in the next couple of days I’ll have them up. :)