Our last minute trip to Utah

For the last few months, John and I had been trying to figure out the best time to get to Utah to visit both of our families and possibly bless little Talon. John had applied for an interview in Utah and we were waiting to hear about that before we bought any tickets. My entire family was going to be at my parents house for the week after Christmas and we so badly wanted to be there too. My amazing husband was asked to interview and so at the last minute, we booked our flights and now here we are. John was with us for the first week of January and we had so much fun visiting with not only my parents but his as well. He has now gone onto more interviewing and we miss him so much! Here are a few highlights of our first few days in Utah!

Our plane trip was an adventure in itself. I had eaten broccoli the night before our flight (OH NO) and it was awful. Talon cried ALL night long and all day on the flight. John and I were both so sleep deprived that the trip is mostly a blur to me now...thank goodness. It was a huge juggling act trying to get Talon and Izzie to sleep on the flight and it makes me SOOOOOOOOO nervous about my flight home with the kids all by myself.

We came at the perfect time to enjoy the snow. I found the girls snow suits the day before we left for Utah. It's hard to find snow clothes in Virginia because the snow is less common but I lucked out. They were even on clearance. Hailey had so much fun with her cousin Annie who she adores. My brothers had made the most fun sledding slope that was about 1/4 of a mile long. Most of the girls time was spent out there! My sister-in-law, Leah took the picture of Hailey in the AIR and she said that Hailey just rolled with laughter on this jump!

My brother Corey works at BYU and was able to get us into the BYU Football Practice Stadium. The kids just loved running around and it was so fun to let them! We took this photo of the family! We ate lunch at the Creamery and reminisced as we all walked around the campus. All of us (even mom and dad) had graduated from BYU so it was really fun to be there together. The picture of Isabella having a breakdown is so funny to me because this has been more common for our little angel. She has always been so mild tempered and easy going but she is swiftly having a personality change. Check out Talon in my baby carrier...poor little guy!

My mom and dad loved having all of their grandchildren together. My brothers and I are spread out from California to Virginia and so it's hard to get all of us together. Bath time sure was fun for everyone. Isabella has a terrible scratch under her nose from falling down my parents stairs. The poor girl fell at Johns families house also and re cut the same bump! She is not used to stairs...obviously.

We wore these girls out!!
The sister-in-laws and I also enjoyed some great shopping and we couldn't get enough of Cafe Rio! The kids and I are going to be in Utah until the 24th! These pictures are only from the first three days of our 24 day stay.We are having a blast and I'll update you on the latest happenings so soon.


Natalie said...

Looks like fun! Not looking forward to the snow!

Ashcraft Adventures said...

I love last minute, spontaneous trips!! And how wonderful that your whole family is together. I wish we lived closer to Salt Lake...I'de love to see ya and meet your little beauties! Have a great trip!!

Colleen said...

What a beautiful, wonderful big family! I am sure it has been a great trip! That picture of Hailey catching air is AWESOME!

Chablis said...

Can I even tell you how much I wish we were still in Utah? Well, your busy enough it would have been really hard to get together, but I miss you. I'm so SO so sorry you have to do the plane ride home alone. I will be praying for you. On the flight to AK I had my mom and it would have been insane all by myself!!! If anyone can pull it off, you can.

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