Thankfully, I was able to find some cheap flights to Utah for Zoe and I for spring break!
I got some kind of stomach bug the day before our trip and let's just say it was a miracle I made it on the plane! Zoe hadn't been on an airplane in years, so for her, it felt like her first time flying. She was giddy with excitement. It was so fun to watch her squeal and squirm while we were waiting to take off.
She requested a window seat for all of our 5 flights (there and back) which meant I got a middle seat for all 5 flights. The things we do for our children!
Our 7-day trip flew by!
Lucky for me, I have old friends located just a few minutes from my parents. It was like an all inclusive trip, friends and family in one trip.
We took a trip to the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point with our old friends, the Stauffers. It is so crazy to see these kiddos now. When we met, Ethan was a tiny baby. So much has happened since then. It's fun to see how they are still close friends despite all the distance.
|Noah, Ethan, Zoe|
|Zoe, Preston, Noah, Ethan - Circa 2006|
We got to spend lots of time with my sister and my darling niece, Lily. Zoe just eats up spending time with her - although she likes to tell her what to do most of the time. We took the girls to an indoor pool. I took Zoe down the two story slide - let me tell you, that was one intense slide. It was pitch black inside and really fast. It took me several minutes after one ride to catch my breath.
And what is a visit to Utah without spending some time with Wilbur?
Zoe is such an animal lover, it wouldn't surprise me if she ended up working as a vet. She reminds me of my friend, Calli, who always had a special love for animals.
We also fit in a visit to the Aquarium, lots of late night laughs, a trip to see the new Cinderella Movie, shopping, and a morning at Grandma's house helping her with her computer and then seeing priceless photos of my late Grandfather during WWII.
It's amazing how quickly a week of vacation goes by.
But, we were happy to come home to Ryan and a clean house.
Holly & Co.