We went out a couple weeks ago for a fantastic trip. Here are a few (or more than a few) details of our fun filled time.
We went to This is the Place Park, one of the days. It's a great place replicating what early Salt Lake was like. The staff is all in costume, and there are lots of early saint activities for the kids, as well as a train and pony rides. There's even a little Indian Village. I've only been at Christmas (which is also awesome) for many years, but it is such a great place! Just remember if you go to the BBQ restaurant there, be prepares to wait. And then wait some more. We waited for more than 45 minutes for BBQ sandwiches and hot dogs. Sally even fell asleep! Other than that, though, the day was fantastic.
.I don't remember what they are looking at, but it must be something cute, because they are adorable! Amy is always awesome, full of great conversation, great mommy skills (her kids and house are just wonderful), and it's all packed into a cute little body no mother of a 3 month old (now 4) should have. I'm lucky to have her as my sister.
there is a neighborhood ice cream making party and contest. Last year, my mom was the winner with an awesome key lime pie ice cream. She should have won this year too- she did a marzipan ice cream, with real pieces of marzipan and almond cookies in it. Man, it was GOOD! We also got to play a ton. My kids adore her and her fun ways. She is among my favorite people for sure.
Look at all those cuties! We also were able to see my dear friends Becca and her boys, and Darci. I really wasn't as "on" with the camera as I have been. Lame me. It was fun to see both girls. Becca had a baby the week after I saw her. Little Grace was small, but I couldn't believe Becca had a baby in there that was old enough to live on her own. Becca's belly was tiny! She's pretty much a hot, hot mama. Darci came the night before I left and got to watch me pack. Probably not that much fun for her, but I am super glad she did! She is an important lawyer, and her life seems filled with all kinds of grown up things. I hadn't seen her for a while, and I was so glad to hang out and chat with that smart beauty for a while.
My parents and I were able to go to the new Oquirrh Mountain temple. The Atlanta temple has been closed for a year, and I've only been able to go once in that year. This was on my list of important things to do while in SLC. We were able to do sealings, and it was perfect. Seriousy, perfect. Exactly what I needed. The spirit in the temple is amazing, our sealer was awesome, and the work was meaningful. My mom was a little wary of doing sealings because kneeling is not great for her back, but I felt strongly that sealings was what I needed to do. They let her use a chair and it worked out perfectly. This was one of the highlights of the whole trip. Ding something like that with people you care so deeply about is something special.
And so, that concludes this very long post on our Utah trip. Believe it or not, there were events that got no pictures . My dad had his birthday celebration, there was an extended family party, swimming, and lots of fun. I can't wait to do it again!
Coming soon, is the Portland leg of our trip. It will be another monster post, so beware.