Utah or Bust!!

Well, about a year ago my mom and I decided that we were going to go to BYU education week!  I was really pregnant at the time and a little stir crazy so I was super excited to go!  Since then I kind of had a lot of trips pop up like girl’s camp, NC, Colorado, Vegas, and coming soon: Disneyland!  All of which were AWESOME!  I’m not trying to complain or brag…I’m just trying to say that I know we looked a little crazy this year with our trips and that next year will be the year of Los Alamos!  At the beginning of the summer I should have just written “DISCLAIMER: The pictures on this blog do not depict typical life for those involved!”  So you all have to promise that you will still read our blog next year even if our “stay”cations are not as exciting… okay??  There will still be plenty pictures of cute little Kaylee and Emmy running around!  Throw in their super fun cousins, aunt and uncles, and grandparents and it will still be a party on our blog! 🙂

Anyway, Education week was a blast!  I went with my Mom and Aunt Cindy!  Christina was with us for part of the time too!  So we had a total girls week!  For those of you who don’t know, ed. week at BYU is basically a week where BYU invites speakers from all over the country to come and present short week long classes on a lot of different topics!  If you ever get the chance I highly recommend going!  I went to mostly classes on homemaking, family relationships, emotional/spiritual health, and child rearing!  I loved it!

Christina started teaching school the week we got there but she got to hang out with us for the weekend! Here we are in the car ready to follow my Mom and Aunt Cindy up to Park City!

My Aunt Cindy gets awesome deals on hotel rooms through her time share association!  So she got us this really great room in Park City.  It’s the second story of the section painted green!  It had two bedrooms, two bath, a kitchen, dining room, and living room!  It was pretty much bigger than mine and Alex’s first three apartments! 🙂 The combination of soft beds and no nighttime feedings helped me get super rested!!  Playing cards until 3:00 and talking all night helped me get not so rested!  So it kept me in a good balance!  I had a ton of fun!  Thanks Cindy!

Here we are at a restaurant that was right across the street from our room!  I had eggs benedict for lunch!  One of my favorites! Yummy!

This is my Mom, Christina, me, and Cindy at the restaurant again!  You can see the ski trails behind us here!  It was really pretty there!  I had never really gone to Park City other than the outlet malls (which we went to while we there…score!)  The only sad thing was that I kept thinking of Jon and Kate Plus 8 and how they always went to Park City.  I miss the good ol’ days of that show!

Here we are in front of the restaurant again!  I’m sure the waitress loved taking 3 pics of us!

While we were in Utah we went to Heber to visit my Great Aunt Shirley and also to visit memorial hill.  Here is a picture of the WWII memorial.  My Grandpa is Hal A. Cummings!  All three (yes I have three) of my Grandpas served in the armed forces during WWII and two of them are buried in Heber.  My great grandparents are also buried there.  When we lived in Utah it was nice to visit the cemetery on Memorial Day!

Here we are at the outlet mall of all outlet malls!  They have an Osh Kosh, Carters, and Children’s Place outlet!  It’s pretty much all a mother of little girls needs!  (With the obvious exception of a KOHL’s)!   Anyway, since I’m missing the semi-annual Little Forest Resale this year…I was glad for the outlets’ back to school specials!

Here is Christina in her brand new gym!  She teaches P.E. at a beautiful new high school in Springville!

Sorry the sun was too bright through the window!  This was such a cute picture I had to put it in any way!  This was a really fun day because it combined two of my favorite things: hanging out with my good friend Angela and eating at Cafe Rio!  It was so fun to see Angela and Lucas and meet her brand new little boy Marcus!

So this was my best attempt at taking our picture by holding the camera out!  It was so much fun to see Angela!  I miss her so much down here in Los Alamos!  I got to see her great new house and her great new little boy!  We had so much fun at lunch that I blew off classes the next afternoon and hung out at her house!  Don’t tell Alex I skipped classes though or I’ll be so busted!

BYU also has a lot of affordable nighttime shows and concerts that you can go to!  We went to Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat!  You can see in the picture it had a Vegas spin on it.  It was very cute and we had a great time!

Sisters!! Mom and Cindy at the play!

Sisters! Christina and Julia!

Thanks Cindy, Mom and Christina for the great week!  I had a lot of fun and I think the break made me easier to live with…right Alex??  And of course thanks to my awesome husband for watching the girls and letting me go!  And thanks to Emmy and Kaylee for watching Daddy so I could go!  Well, I feel like I’m giving an acceptance speech so I’m just going to end by saying that Beyonce had the best music video of all time!  🙂  So fun!

4 thoughts on “Utah or Bust!!

  1. Looks SO FUN. I love Education Week. And wow, this was Education Week with EXTRA FUN packed in!!

    Your Beyonce comment had me LOLing. For reals.

  2. Beth!! You have to come with me next time!! I should have thought of it this year!! You would love it! And I need a young mom buddy to go to the kid and family classes with me!

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