Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Vacation in a Nutshell


  • We drove to Spokane and I entertained 3 kids for 9 hours... 4 of which included mass amounts of cartoon watching.


  • Driving all night and arriving at my brothers at 5:07 am.


  • Stopping in Dillon, MT at 12:38 am. I took Brynn to the bathroom, came back so Jeremy and Kaden could go, nursed Ella while the family waited and waited, only to have Kaden and Brynns both declare they were thirsty 4 blocks after getting back on "the road."


  • The drink run in Dillon gave us the opportunity to take the Business Loop, which was awesome only because we saw a sign declaring the upcoming "Methodist Pasty Sale". Who knew Methodist Pasties were different?


  • Trick or Treating in downtown AF, UT.



  • Trying to get a family pictures. Extended family pictures. Too many babies, too many distractions.


  • The wedding of my sister, "Rocker" aka Alicia, and Jeremy.


  • JCW's run in between the Temple and the family luncheon. Those cheese fries were calling our name!


  • Seeing lots of long lost friends and family at the reception.


  • The blessing of little Breyton, my nephew.


  • Meeting up with the one and only goddessdivine.


  • Drinking obscene amounts of Pumpkin Spice Eggnog.


  • Cruising the aisles of Smith & Edwards. The candy aisle held my attention for about 30 mins and set us back about $30. I'm a sucker.


  • Squeezing every drop of enjoyment out of those 72 hours in Utah with family before the long drive home.

16 comments:

AOlson said...

So glad you had a good time, Glad to have you back!!!

Ms. Kristen said...

I served the first 9 months of my mission in Dillon! Don't you love that good ol' Montana hick town!
Glad your back!

lindsay>boo said...

Glad you are back! Your sister looks so pretty! And I've never had pumpkin spice eggnog before--maybe I'll have to try it.

Melissa said...

Glad you made it back! Sounds like a very busy, yet fun trip!

Kris said...

It's always fun trying to squeeze in so many things while you are with family for a few days. Glad you had a safe trip and a good time.

Brooklet said...

Oh, the pasties made the whole trip worth it! Congrats to your sister, she makes a beautiful bride.

goddessdivine said...

yay for meeting me!!

I'll have a picture and a special blog spot up soon (hopefully this week?)

Glad you had a good time.

Amy said...

Are we there yet??? (I can HARDLY wait for my CA trip next month...)

Jodi said...

"Vacations" with little ones are quite the experience, aren't they. But it's always fun to see family, extended family, and friends.

The Donald said...

Eggnog is disgusting and I am pretty sure that is gives you cancer. Other than that, it sounds like a great trip!

polka dots said...

the things we do for a little priceless family time!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

P.S. I just signed up to follow your blog I love it :)

Kristen said...

How do you spend $30 on candy? I don't think I could do it. Ethan is missing Kaden...I kinda miss the chaos...it is just so quiet with everyone gone.

Trevor and Liz Covington said...

I'm just now hearing about Alicia getting married? SHe looks so beautiful... I am so happy for her!! Send my love please!! liz

tharker said...

I thought about you last week while we were in Utah at the very same time.

Pumpkin Spice eggnog huh? It does sound intruiging.

Lauren said...

Sounds so fun!