Thursday, June 29, 2017

Utah or Bust

We headed to Utah last week to attend our newest grandson, Owen's, baby blessing (kind of like a christening). We decided to give ourselves a week so we had time to play with grandkids and visit with our older children. 
Our first whole day we spent just hanging with David and Sariah's kids.  

Sometimes it just nice to relax and read a book together.

And, just share a little love!!

We had some laughs playing the barnyard game.

Spencer showed off his culinary skills with some yummy made-to-order grilled cheese sandwiches.

It was fun to watch him! 

The finished product and it comes with a smile! 

Later that day we headed to West Jordan to see John, Amy, and their boys.  Grandpa got to meet little Owen for the first time. 

Callan is an awesome big brother. 

Callan and Aiden had fun at a splash pad while the adults chatted about life.

Friday was a fun day. We went to Mount Nebo where we drove the loop trail, found a cool little wheelchair accessible hike and a Payson Lakes!  

This is Devil's Kitchen, it is like a mini Bryce Canyon. 

Some people do NOT like their picture taken! 

Cutie Joanna, had fun finding painted rocks.

My hiking buddies, Joanna and Leah! 

I always enjoy the flora! 

I love beautiful mountain lakes with green trees around.  

Spencer enjoying the sunshine.  

Should they jump in or not?

Of course!!

Callan was my hiking buddy on a walk around the lake. 

What a funny crooked tree.

Andrew brought his cool hammock. It was very comfy! 

Friday was a busy day.  After our trip to the mountain we went to a Lego exhibit at UVU

We saw some cool things built with lego's, like this aircraft carrier.

Complete with sailors. 

And a waving American flag. 

There even was a lego picture of the Christus made completely out of Lego's. 

This is the famous Rainbow Road from Mario Cart. 

We all went out to dinner at Good Thyme Eatery in Provo. It was yummy and these two sillies had fun! 

Saturday, Mike and I started the day at the Provo Temple with David and Sarah.  It is a beautiful temple.  We wish we lived this close to a temple and could go more often. 

That evening we went on a date with David and Sarah and had some fun laughs at Dry Bar Comedy!  

Sunday was Owen's blessing day. I was able to sit in church with some of my grandchildren. A rare but delightful event!  

Uncle Evan and Owen.

Sweet sleeping baby Owen. 

Monday morning was time to head home.  As we drove through Cedar City, the new Cedar City Temple up on the hill beaconed us closer.  We had a little adventure finding it.  It is still under construction, but looks beautiful.  I love the dome on the tower.  

We took a little break to visit Kolob Canyon, the northwestern part of Zion Canyon National Park!  It was incredibly beautiful.   I don't know why we never visited before. 

This canyon was just calling to me to explore, but it was very hot and not accessible so will have to wait until another time! 

We decided to spend an extra night in Las Vegas on the way home to visit with one of our favorite people, Aunt Delma!  She is just delightful! 

We decided to drive up to Mount Charleston to give Aunt Delma a break from the over 100 degree temperature of Las Vegas.  

We enjoy the 80 degree sunny weather and the beautiful trees and rock formations. 

And of course the company was fun.  Aunt Delma has lots of great stories to tell.  There are times I look at her and just see and hear my sweet mother-in-law Viola, her older sister.  We all miss her! 
We always love visiting our family and the bond we have together! 

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