8.15.2012

The Never Ending Loop

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Panguitch Lake, Ut


Now that all the laundry is done and things are somewhat organized around here I can highlight our trip for you.

We made it to UT in 22 hours. Left at 4am and got there at 2am the following day. We had intended on staying in Denver, but decided to save a hotel fee and just go for it. By the time we reached my brother's house I had gone completely insane.


SLC and Utah Valley memories:

Seeing my parents and brothers!
Lindon Aquatic Center with cousins
Highland Splash Park
Hiking the "Y"
BYU Creamery on 9th East
Alpine Slides in Park City
Cafe Rio
Boating on Deer Creek Reservoir
Dinner with the Christiansen's
Playing Just Dance
Red Butte Gardens with Carlson's
Ikea
City Creek

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After we spent a week in Utah Valley we packed up the car and headed to Panguitch Lake with The Gardiner's. It's a secluded little reservoir in central UT near Brian Head Ski Resort. We stayed in the perfect little cabin with all of Easy's siblings except his sister Rachel whom we all really missed.

Panguitch memories:

Seeing the Gardiners!
Printing shirts
Shooting
Fishing (no fish!!)
Easy taking a header while Mt Biking
Hiking at Cedar Breaks
Debating social issues
Having no internet or phone service

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We headed to Phoenix next for a quick stay and "Hello!" to our girls' best little friends and some of our favorite people The Robertson's. After being there a day we wished we had allotted an extra day or two to see more friends.

Phoenix highlights:

Going by our old home
Seeing our girls light up and disappear with their besties
Swimming and jumping on the tramp
Froyo with the Sierra's
Trip to REI for Easy and I + baby
Trader Joe's Carne Asada for dinner
Kierland splash pad
Jordan convincing me to use my pressure canner
Easy hiking Camelback at 5am to avoid the hellish day high temp of 118

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On our way back home we took a little detour to Austin, TX to see my very best friend Alisha and her sweet family. It was a long 15hr haul and when we arrived just after midnight I was never so grateful to be out of the car and to see her!

Austin memories:

Staying up late chatting with Aly
Meeting Jeff Jr
Their awesome backyard tree swing
Mariachi at dinner
Trying on expensive cowboy boots
Big Top Candy Shop
Watching the bats fly out the SoCo Bridge
Seeing the girls read stories together
Hugging sweet Jill goodbye over and over

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Craziest thing is that the girls start school next Monday. Yep! Both Ava and Miss Mae will be gone. I haven't had just 2 kids at home since 2009. I'm having major mixed thoughts and feelings

They did a little runway show for me this afternoon with their new outfits. I can't wait to show ya'll the pics! I think I have some future models on my hands.


Wait.

What???


...did I just say ya'll?

3 comments:

Rach said...

Love this! So glad you're back, we missed all you guys. Can't believe that Grettas will be at school, so, so nuts.

Alisha said...

oh man. that's what happens when you're 30. you just do it. who cares? drive 8 more hours. who cares?
seeing you for one day has wet my lips a little bit and i'm dying for more hayley time. looking at the calender now. hope to come there of meet in the big D.

Jord said...

Sweet recap. You braved the country and we're so glad you stopped off here. It was the highlight of August! We love you G's and will rendezvous soon.

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