Thursday, May 22, 2008


We spent 11 days in good ole' Utah...which partially explains my lack of blogging, second only to laziness of course!

The kids did awesome in the car (for the most part), but not without a little extra sugar, a few books and toys, and the trusty old DVD player that almost got thrown out the window due to lack of cooperation. Luckily the headphones provided some good entertainment within themselves.

We started our little vacation in St. George where Matt, my Dad and Trevor, did their annual triathlon last weekend....and I did my first! All went well except for the insanely windy conditions turned my first ever triathlon into a biathlon. After starting the first heat of people...and rescuing at least 3 boat loads and the others taking WAAAAAAY to long in the water, they called it off and we started on the bikes. Matt was bummed but I was doing a happy dance with my dad. Seriously, I was freezing in my wetsuit just waiting to start.

Then the kids and I were off to Alpine for the week to stay with my Grandma & Grandpa and wait for Matt to fly back up the next weekend for a wedding! I'll never tire of a good Utah vacation. My Grandparents are the best hosts ever and so welcoming.....and always feed us way tooooo much! Staying there is comparable to a cruise! You are ALWAYS full!!!
It really was a relaxing week with all the ingredients of a perfect vacation. No cooking, no cleaning, no bills, good company, all my favorite utah food stops, and of course my good friends edward and bella. I kicked back with my mint brownies from BYU and read the last 2 books of the twilight series. Yes, i'm a fanatic and i've now watched about 15 different trailers for the movie. I've never read so much in such a short time. Loved the 3rd book the best! And the kids just loved visiting cousins and playing in great grandmas play room.
Finally Matt came and joined us on Thursday for his cousins wedding! It was a beautiful wedding and so fun to be with all the Browns.

It was a great week, but we were all excited to come home to our own beds!


bethany said...

Darn! We just missed you guys! We leave next Monday for a week in UT...oh well. Glad you had a great time, but I still can't agree with you about Edward and Bella. Mint brownies, yes, e and b, no.

California Blakes said...

That sounds like fun! I didn't know you were going to Utah!
Let's get together soon!

Blythe said...

It was so fun to see you while you were here! By the way, how on earth do you manage to stay SO skinny after having two kids? Life just isn't fair sometimes. Next time I'm home for a visit we need to get together!

Ballard 6 said...

Missed reading your blogs, glad you are back! We will see you this Sunday!

ERK & MRK said...

Yeah your back! We've missed you. I feel like you've been gone forever! Welcome back! Very cute picture of you and Matt to near the temple too.

Hazen5 said...

Looks like a fun trip. Grandparents are the best! Sorry about the race, there's always next year!

Freezie said...

I just lost my appetite looking at my picture---seriously I look like a blimp!!!! Who is the sugar queen in the fam???