03 October 2013

St. George Weekend

This last weekend, We went on a short little vacation to St. George, UT with Matt's parents and two of his sisters and their families, to stay in Matt's uncle's house. Frit was in town for a few days to finish getting her house cleaned and ready to rent out, so we took advantage of it and had family dinner on Thursday. Once the dinner came to an end, Matt and I loaded Lucy into the car and headed on our way. We knew that Lucy would not be too excited about sitting in her car seat for 5 hours, so we chose to drive during bed time. We left Shmovels house in Kaysville around 8pm, and rolled into St. George about 1am. Matt had 5 tests this week so he studied on the way down while I drove (half way). Once we got to the house we had to unload everything and try to get Lucy back down. My child is one that ONLY sleeps in HER crib, in HER bedroom, so I wasn't sure how this was going to work. The first night she didn't sleep much at all, which means we didn't sleep either. However the next two nights she slept the entire night! What a blessing!

The first day there, Matt went on his first Mountain Biking ride with Zann, they finally came back home SIX hours later with scratches, bruises and sore muscles. While they were gone, Camer and I hung out with the babies, went to the pool and played on the swing set. Later that night Shmovel and her family arrived. We sat around talking, playing yahtzee and the boys accidently firing a really old gun in the house. (Long story, was definitely NOT funny at the time, but is kinda funny now). A broken window and a repainted kitchen table later, we spent our entire day Saturday playing outside. After packing up the house and cleaning up on Sunday we all headed home. It was a quick trip, but a memorable one. I hope that we do it again soon!

(Sidenote, I have been TERRIBLE at taking pictures lately. All of these on the blog are from my cell phone, and they were usually last minute thoughts, I really need to be better at documenting things.)


Even though our Cougars played a pretty pathetic football game against the Utes, we are still proud to be BYU fans. Lucy is the cutest little fan I know. :)

Frit's Special Day

The night before Frit and Timmy's very special day we all spent the evening celebrating with a few close 400 friends at a BBQ. Frit served delicious food, soft serve ice cream, cotton candy and snow cones. All my favorite things. The next morning we all headed to the beautiful, Bountiful temple where we were able to be apart of their perfect sealing. Timmy was married before and after many many years of battling cancer, his sweet wife passed away leaving the most darling son Alex. We are so lucky to have not only gotten a new brother in law but a new nephew too! It was such a perfect day. Frit and Tim are so in love and we are all so happy they found each other. In true Frit (& Tim) fashion, she felt that it was only natural to send the entire family on a little weekend vacation to park city, while they left on their honeymoon. So not only were we able to spend the day together for the wedding, we got to spend the next day all together hanging out and making memories in PC. Without going into too much detail, I dont know that I have laughed so hard in my entire life. :)

Party Central

I feel like we spent every single day in August having some sort of party or celebration, and it was delightful! After celebrating our Anniversary, we were able to celebrate Crosby's birthday, Charlottes birthday and Frit's upcoming wedding. It's a miracle I didn't gain 20 pounds during this month with all the birthday cake, cotton candy, cookies, treats and candy. I am so glad that Lucy has two cousins who are so close to her in age. We love being able to play with Crosby and Charlotte and all of our other cousins. After the birthday celebrations we also got to take some time to throw a shower for Frit. Matt's oldest sister, Kim (frit) finally found her true love and we could not be happier about it. She and Timmy are a perfect couple. I have never met two people who are more loving, caring, giving, genuine and humble. We gathered some of Frits, oldest and dearest friends and family and spent an entire evening talking, opening gifts and discussing the upcoming events. It was such a great night. I sure love my in laws, I feel so lucky every single day that I married into such a great family!

3 years of wedding bliss.

The weekend after Lucy's first birthday, Matt and I headed to Park City, UT to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. Sometimes it is hard to believe that we have been married for three years, but at the same time I feel like we have been married forever. haha in a good way though. We were lucky enough to head up to the Stein Erickson Lodge in Deer Valley and spend three days in the most beautiful suite. We would walk out on our deck and the mountain slapped us in the face. It was beautiful. The first night we were there we headed up to the Olympic Park and watch a rock climbing competition. Matt has started rock climbing and bouldering, and so he was really excited to be able to go and watch the professionals. Holy moly, those dudes and chicks, are soooo strong. I could only wish to have rock solid bodies like they do. It was really fun and some of the other people in the crowd provided really great entertainment. :) Also, this particular weekend was the Art Festival in Park City so we spent most of our time there. It was so fun to just be able to spend time with one another, and even though we missed Lucy like crazy, it was definitely a much needed time of just the two of us. We had such a great time being at Stein, and we can't wait to go back. They treat you like a million bucks and provide you with the greatest service you've ever had.

On Sunday, we checked out early and headed home just in time to make it to sweet London's baby blessing! :) It was a great weekend and it was so wonderful to be with my sweet Matty. He really is one great dude. I sure love him and I am so thankful that I get to spend eternity with him. Happy 3 years, here is to many, many, many more.