Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Tyler took me and my cousin Shannon cross country skiing. It was my first time to go. The snow hadn't been plowed for skiing in 4 days and due to the high amounts they let us rent the equipment and go for free. After falling and getting stuck in the snow like 4-5 times I got the hang of it. It was so refreshing and fun to be out there and enjoying the cold stuff. It was wonderful to spend time with Tyler and Shannon too, they are so much fun and I miss them all the time! When we got back to the house we decided to play in the snow in the front yard. Jaeden came out with her hands on her hips and said, "Mommy, what are you doing?!" It was pretty funny to me.
One of the last day's in Utah, my mom took us, my sister Mary and her boys and Lori and her kids to Gateway Discovery Museum. It was so much fun and we could have spent the entire day there. If anyone hasn't been there and is around the SLC area you should definetly take your kids. We started off with the kids going on a bear hunt and then they got to make a picture with foam finger paints. They had a play store, farm, building zone, a big play house that even had a little mouse house if you got down and looked through the little hole in the wall in the family room. They had a big section for kids under three that had a little tree house and slide that Avery loved. On the top level you could go out and get in a real life flight helicopter. The whole place was amazing and I can't wait to beable to take them back there. Thanks for the good time mom, it was great!
While we were in Utah, my mom watched Jaeden and Avery while I went on an overnight girls night out. We were celebrating my sister Mary's birthday a little late. Janet, Heather, Mary and I went shopping at a house decorating store and then went to check in to our hotel in SLC. Heather gave us each a cute bag full of things like lipgloss, fingernail polish, face masks, lipstick, body butter, it was amazing! Then we went to go eat at California Pizza Kitchen. It was so good! They even had wheat crust pizza. :) Then we took a tour of a children's discovery museum that we later went back to to take the kids. We went back to the hotel and did our girlie thing like putting on face masks, painting our toenails, watching movies, staying up late and talking/laughing. In the morning we had breakfast together at the hotel and then headed back up the canyon to see my girls! It was so fun to spend time with them and kind of felt like pre-kid days.
One Sunday morning we woke up to a crazy amount of snow in the front yard and it just kept on coming down. We have church at 9:00am so my dad was out there trying to plow out the drive way so we could get out. He was out there for well over an hour. The snow was up past our knees in the drive way. He came and plopped down on a chair for a well deserved little nap. I can't believe this is an everyday thing for people in Utah. Move to Texas family!!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
We were able to go to Utah to be there when my brother Adam came home from his mission Jan. 26th. He was suppose to fly in Friday night (the 25th) at 11:20pm but due to plane difficulties, he was stuck at the airport and ended up not being able to get home until Sat. at 4:00pm. He met Avery and Mary's little boy Camden for the first time. After the airport Adam wanted to go get a pork salad since he couldn't eat either in Ecuador. The family reunion with him was awesome and something I am so grateful I didn't miss.