Monday, July 13, 2009

Adventures in Utah

Wow. We are having a blast visiting with our family. If pictures really are worth a thousand words, this will probably be my longest blog post ever. So I'll keep the actual words to a minimum and let the pics do the talking.

Here's a sampling of what we're doing for fun:



the zoo

seeing if we can stuff our heads into a pillow

at the same time as our cousins

visiting the Grand America Hotel

and enjoying afternoon tea

(caffeine free, of course.)


enjoying the grounds of the

Salt Lake Temple

getting my birthday present from Andrew--

An Anthony Sweat original painting,

"The Andrea Nebula"

based on this photograph from the Hubble

Telescope of the Swan Nebula

watching Hannah Montana at Movies 8 in Provo.

That brought back some memories.

eating at Cafe Rio!

Visiting the Bean Museum on BYU campus

where Whitney saw a butterfly made out of butterflies!

walking around our old stomping grounds at BYU

enjoying the sunsets where we can actually see the horizon

getting our first flat tire ever from some sheet
metal that was dropped on the freeway

SOOOO thankful Andrew was with me and
got us all fixed up.

going up the canyon

swimming at a sandy beached lake


playing, laughing, and hanging out with cousins

Touring the Oquirrh Mountain Temple
during the open house.

Phew. The kids just crash at night and in retrospect I can see why. We've been running them ragged! And I wouldn't change a thing. Just a couple more days with my parents in Roosevelt and then we're off on our return voyage.
Brandon has had an extra special trip, but it deserves a post of its own. Look forward to that soon. (Hopefully.)


Natalie said...

Right now I am so jealous your trip to Cafe Rio! Can you bring some back?

The Oregonians said...

Thanks for the great family group shot and all the other pics.
Have a safe trip back.

Angelica's Family Adventures said...

Stinkers, you were just down the street from me at the Oquirrah Mnt Temple. You should have called, I would have run down there for a hello!
Wasn't it amazing!

carmar76 said...

I love the photos! Especially the SLT one. So glad you got to take this trip & have so much fun! : )

Kiersten said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time! Oh, how I miss movies 8, I might have to add that to our list of things to do when we go out in August.

Grandma Sweat said...

Loved every sniggle picture! We miss you guys and hope you're having a wonderful visit with your folks!
Grandma Sweat

{kim} said...

I love that pic of all the cousins on the slide! You're sure lucky Andrew was there to change the tire. I would die if I was alone and got a flat tire.

The Normal Mormon Husband said...

Those were some of the best photos I've ever seen of the kids. Whitney looks especially lovely in several of them. The one with Caroline and Vivian snuggling in the blanket is great.

But the picture of Tony? Ugh.

Sawyers Family said...

I, too, am jealous of your trip to Cafe Rio! We used to eat there once a week! If only they had them out here, we would keep them in business! It looks like you're having a blast!
Have fun on the ride home!