Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Re-connecting with Chari Pack.
Cash hating blogs as much as his Dad.
Today started off with no sleep for me and Patrick (what's new?), then my father-in-law telling us that the garage had just broken with the car stuck inside. We should have all gone back to sleep at this point and caught another flight because the rest of the day had a few minor challenges. After the glamour of the plane ride with Cash (always delightful), we landed and Patrick couldn't find the keys to our car, which had been baking in long-term parking. "No big deal, I will call my mom," I say. My mom arrives, and surprise! Patrick finds his keys. We all load up and drive over to the parking garage, drop Patrick off to get his car, and I just head back with my mom to her house. Meanwhile my phone rings and Patrick says the car battery is dead (fabulous!) Through all this, I forgot to mention Patrick has a migraine, so waiting in the parking garage in the middle of the day obviously works wonders for him. Finally he gets his car jumped and heads over to Acura to get a new battery, which they finally replace two hours later (after Patrick volunteers to do it himself if Acura doesn't pick up the pace).
We finally reach home, but then we had to immediately jump in the car and race back to the other side of Mesa to sign documents for the sale of our home, and on the way there we run into the entire Arizona SWAT team taking over Greenfield for some unknown reason (I guess it wasn't a good day for them either). The reason I document all of this is to remember that I did a great job on keeping my cool the whole day, and I am proud of that. So many worse things could have happened, so I am blessed we made it back safe and sound. Drama is what makes us all stay alive and kicking!
We had a spoiled, all around wonderful time in Utah. Cash didn't start off too well on the plane considering he wrestled me the entire flight, and I had the pleasure of changing his pants on the floor of the plane because it was the only spot open. I had to stay positive on the trip and not let this tiny event bug me. I was just happy to be flying instead of driving. Landing in Utah brings back so many memories, it was my home for so many years, it feels crazy not to be living there. You can never take away the feeling of Happy Valley, I love it! Not to say it is all perfect, there is something to be said about walking around their malls versus ours in Arizona. Just a little different crowd in Utah. Summer nights are always wanted, favorite restaurants, old friends, driving around the Valley, and of course being with family. We are taken care of so well while we visit, it is unbelievable! My kids are more than fortunate to be able to stay 2 extra weeks with Grandma and Grandpa after we head home to reality. I always hope they will miss us, and I think they will this time, but only because Cash will be with us and not them. I am hoping in the future we will be able to spend more of our summers here, and I know the rest of the family will agree. Patrick said Utah people just have to drive a little faster and he will be OK...
Monday, July 21, 2008
Little Grandma Carter, she helped me raise my twin boys. A pure Saint!
Fly baby Cash, fly!
Terrible Mother I am letting my kids get sunburned in RANDOM spots. I do not apply sunscreen well!
Faster Sophie darling!
Melanie and Kiddos
I have fun going to KSL Studios,where my sister Candice works, and looking behind the scenes.
One night while staying in Utah I got to jet up for a night to pick up Fam flying in from Ventura, California and eat in Salt Lake at the Red Iguana. Then Candice and I had a RELAXING kid free night watching BBC all night. (Candice I am hooked!) We woke up Sunday morning and drove around all my favorite old historic streets, Harvard, Yale and Sugar house area. Gorgeous Character Salt lake has.
I ABSOLUTELY love my friend Chari Pack and her husband John. We were able to meet for lunch at Carraba's in Utah. It was a LONG overdue outing. My dear brother Roman was our server, which made the lunch even more delightful. I think every time I come to Utah my brother is working at a new restaurant, what a cutie he is!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Spilsbury Family. Dec 2007
Ray cousin party. December 2007
Sista, sista. 2008
December outing with the Latham family. 2007 Patrick trying his serious pose. 2008
Moving day, hopefully. 2008
Harris cabin. 2008
My all time favorite photo. 2005
Noah holding Mr. Myles Waite. 2007
Can you tell who's who?
Bounce U. 2008
Can you say Yota from the movie, Star Wars. 2002
Friends forever. 2008
Ruby Happy as we all should be
Lincoln wearing dads glasses. 2007
The neighborhood hoodlums. 2008...