Friday, January 23, 2009

After some cleaning, VACATION pics!

{disclaimer: this is going to be a long post.}

This was where we stayed, in the casita (little house) behind Aunt Sandy's house.

Too cold to swim.


We had a late breakfast at Denny's, explored Snow Canyon State Park, and got Panda Express for dinner because we couldn't find anything else we both wanted. Also that night we played the card game Up and Down the River (similar to Zing!) at cousin Brandon's house with him, his wife Val, and Sandy. (I was shocked that I ended up winning.)


Went to church with Grandma (where we were the only ones under the age of 50 or 60) and had lunch and relaxation time at their house. Poor Grandpa is recovering from a foot injury. After a delicious dinner at Aunt Sandy and Uncle Chris's, D put Shboogoo to bed in the casita and we all played Apples to Apples for a couple of hours. Brandon and Val and their boys left before we started playing it; again, we didn't get any pictures of them. Nobody played the Steinway. I definitely should have.

Jordan, Heather (3 members of her family and a friend not pictured), us, Sandy, Chris


Breakfast at Fairway Grill, a slow walk through the neighborhood, and lunch with Grandma and Sandy -- and a terrible server -- at Cracker Barrell. After that, we saw Skyler and his wife and daughter (forgot to take pictures), then let Shboogoo take a nap in the car like we had to do Saturday. I bought myself some new sunglasses that I love. We were finally hungry enough to bring take-out from Mr. Cebollin back to the casita. While our tummies were full we read books and watched a little TV.

Shboogoo handed her dad the crayon box and said, "Here ya go. I put my food in there."


Short walk/run for each of us, leftovers and a pomegranate for breakfast, watched President Obama's inauguration, saw the St. George temple grounds, ate at In-N-Out (tasty but not the healthiest). Guess who didn't sleep at all during the trip home? I'm so glad she finally napped starting at 6 pm back in her own room.

When we got out of the car I saw this plant and immediately thought of this lovely shot.

Squishing her cheeks was her own idea -- a quiet, fun one that didn't frustrate us like the no-sleeping idea.


  1. wow your vacation looked fun! and it was most definitely well deserved!! :) Your casita looks very cozy!!! :)

  2. Sounds really relaxing!! That is so funny that it was such a spur of the moment thing.


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