In short, we flew out to Utah for 10 days as a last big travel "hurrah" for little d, since once he turns 2 and we are faced with paying full price for him to get a plane ticket... let's just say we are staying put for quite a bit until we can come to terms with paying for THREE airline tickets instead of just two.
Since it does't really matter what happened when (and I can't remember the dates too well anyway), Here's a basic rundown of the trip and who we saw and what we did:
Love all these cute blonde babes!
Kellie, Sarah, Me and Emily (all without babies in tow... see how happy and stress free we look?)
of course we had to sit in her Pink Chair. Still my favorite part of her house.
the diva known as Oakley and little d
Cass and Me and our kiddos
little d getting fresh like his daddy... (doesn't he remember he's betrothed to Lily?)
David and Jen... sure do miss our neighbors!! But can't wait for them to get their baby girl!
With Em, Anna and Kimmie
(and Kimmie's cute baby, don't worry I don't hate her for losing ALL her baby weight in 3 weeks)
-Watched Sarah run her first marathon, duh! She did freaking awesome and I am super proud of her! She has been battling a foot injury the last few weeks and the most she ran before the marathon was 17 miles. Thanks to a marathoning physical therapist, lots of hours of PT and TLC, she made it and felt good afterwards... not even too sore! I was so jealous. She's already thinking of running another marathon this year!
Thank you, Bill Rodgers, for getting everyone in my family on a thumbs up kick.
Hydration and otter pops go hand in hand... only in utah!
Winner winner! Under 5 hours!
You know she is a good aunt because she shared her Creamie Popsicle with little d.
-Made the trek up to Layton to see my dear friend and BYU Art Ed colleague Casey and her cute family. They are completely redoing their basement on their own and it looks amazing! She will even have a studio all to herself lucky girl! How she manages to keep such a cute clean house with two little kids is beyond me. :)
-Had a lovely girl's night with my mom and sisters (and Em, who if you have seen the Kardashians, is basically the Malika of our family) and watched Dark Shadows since we all have a thing for Johnny Depp movies. Somehow didn't get a single picture of all of us together. Then we made like bandits to that Chilean restaurant for fresh peach juice and empanadas.. There is literally nothing better in this world.
-Spent two Sunday afternoon with the Hawkins' who I swear I could live with and never not be entertained. That family is a total crackup. Mr. D met John on his mission in AZ, and since they remained friends afterwards, his wife Jessica and I became instant friends, like the kind where you can not see or hear from in a year and still pick right back up where we started. I am pretty determined to make their daughter my daughter in law in 20 years. Can you imagine all the cute blonde grandbabies I would have?!
Little d with future inlaws Jess and John,
also fifth wheel Michal (John's sister) who I just love love love to bits!
the little lovebirds
Take note: coupled with a handsome blonde husband, brunettes make adorable blonde babies!
too bad lily doesn't like hugs.
completely the opposite of his real life... little d surrounded by girls!