Friday, June 10, 2011

Heading Home - UT part 3

We had such a great, busy, family-filled visit... But our time in UT came to an end. First of all, THANK YOU to the Goates and the Montagues for letting us stay in your homes, with all of our busy kiddos! They had a blast, and we love you so much.

Before we left town, we were able to meet the Jacobs and the Smiths for dinner at the Red Iguana. (yum, yum, yum!)
We miss you guys!!

So, not 5 minutes up Parley's Canyon and we heard the dreaded sound of all sounds... All of the unknown made Jack so nervous that he kept his face in the "bucket" for the next 30 minutes. (poor guy!) Oh, and this was after a 45 minute visit to a weekend clinic to treat some eye infections. What a send off!

For those who have made the journey across South Dakota, you totally know why we had to stop. For miles and miles, and more miles, all we saw were signs singing praises about this "historic" must-see. "Free Ice Water." "Fresh Fudge."
Dan made fun of the whole idea of, mostly because he was sick of the signs. (honestly, there was nothing else to look at) But when we stopped, it totally became the Dan show! I think he had more fun than the kids...

(yep, very off-limits)

This was a special picture meant for those with a sense of humor! All Dan's idea, of course!

Silly Faces!!

"I want, I want"
(not a fan of touristy toy stores)

None of us really understood what this was, but surprisingly, it was Jack who climbed up!

Thanks, Wall Drug, for all of the really random memories!

And thanks again UT friends and family for the wonderful time!
See you all very soon!

Monday, June 6, 2011

While in Utah

...still at Charlie Chow's:

I watched Jack try and try to use his chopsticks. When no one else noticed his patient efforts, I grabbed my camera. I love this boy and his determination without frustration!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Trip Home - part 2

It was much too early in the year to find any type of water park/pool to go play in. Plus, it had been a bit cold. But we can always rely on The Gateway for some fun!!

We were happy to meet our Aunt Lynsie, Grampa Russ, and baby Chance!

Seriously, is it THIS HARD to get a good picture of all 3 of my kids at the same time!!?

... and this was the shot that pretty much convinced me that Layla is no longer a baby. Look how long her logs are, and how huge she is in this stroller!

And then we met Uncle Levi and his cool motorcycle at his favorite restaurant: Charlie Chow's.
Layla was the only brave one to check out his ride!