Utah Trip (long post)

March 25, 2008

Well I'm back from Utah. I had so much fun but we were VERY busy.
On Thursday morning, after I got into town, we went and visited my Grandma Baker's grave. I hadn't been back there since her funeral almost 2 years ago.
After that we went shopping and bumming around Provo. (We also took a sneak peek at IKEA on our way down to Provo)
Friday, we went to Gardener Mill. For those who have never been here, it's a cute litte boutique village in South Jordan, that has the best candy shop! They have homemade fudge, vintage candy, and any kind of Jelly Belly you could want.

After Gardener Mill, we want to go to Cafe Rio for lunch. I worked in the South Jordan area for almost a year and graciously offered to lead the way to the nearest Cafe Rio. Well about 30-45 minutes, 2 calls to 4-1-1 and much laughing later, we found it, and it was every bit as good as I remember.
Being Easter and all this weekend, we had to color eggs. And we had the discussion, that after all the different dye kits, the best one is still the one with the crayon. However, we took it a step further and got out a whole box of crayons. So here is before:


After:

Friday was also my Grandma Morgan's 82nd birthday. We went to Carrabba's to celebrate. (Very Yummy) then back to play games.
Saturday was a busy day. In the morning, we stopped by Heather's place to see her parents before my family left. Her mom, the photographer that she is, took many pictures. I'm sure I will post them when I get them from her. Then Mom and Ben left, leaving Dad and us 3 girls to IKEA. This was Jenni and Natalie's first time at an IKEA. Needless to say, we had a good time. We said our good-byes to Dad, and went back to Provo. Finally, we had a chance to just hang out. It was nice. That night we watched movies and saw old friends.

Sunday I went to church at Natalie's BYU ward. Let me tell you....awkward...... As I am clearly pregnant, the Bishop came up to me to introduce himself. He said, " Do you live in Oklahoma with your parents?" I kindly replied, " No I live in Sacramento, with my Husband." I think I saw a sigh of relief come over him. I went to Nat's ward so I could hear her sing. She sounded beautiful. (so did her roommates). Zoe just loved when she was singing, she was moving all over the place. We were sitting near the piano, and I think that might have something to do with it, but every time there was music during that meeting, she was kicking all over the place. Natalie even got to feel one of her big kicks!
After church, I went to Grandma and Grandpa's house for Easter lunch. Ham, funeral potatoes, green beans and rolls...what more could a pregnant girl want!?! It was delicious and so fun to get to spend time with Uncle Ted, Aunt Shann, Lara and her Fiance,Tyler, before I had to head back. (I love seeing Grandma and Grandpa too!)

Then Nat and I went and saw Mark, Brooke and Taylor! Taylor was such a ball of fun. Crawling all over. I wish we got to seem them more.


After that, we went to meet this beautiful girl. (Ignore me in this photo please) Welcome little Brooke! Heather graciously had her baby just hours before I had to leave. I'm sure Heather will be posting more about her on her blog, so you can visit there to read more about her. (see the "places I go") I can't belive in just a few short weeks, Ryan and I will have one of our very own! (such a weird thought)

We only stayed at the hospital for a few minutes, not wanting to crowd the room, or over stay our welcome, but I can't wait to see her again! Next time we meet, she'll be meeting my little girl.
Then up to the mountains to see the Hyland's. Good old friends from Highlands Ranch. Had a lovely Easter Dinner there. Then off to the airport....
And of course on my flight home, seated behind me was a toddler who just loved screaming and kicking my seat. Thank goodness it was a short flight.


I came home to my sweetheart and puppy. Ryan had cleaned the whole house. (Don't you just love husbands!) And my sweet in-laws gave me an Easter Basket!
All in all, it was a great trip. Busy, but I needed this little dose of vacation.

XOXO,

Holly & Co.








3 comments:

Brett & Morgan Werner said...

Holly! I was just scrolling through your blog to see if you had any new pictures up. I wasn't really reading what you wrote, but I scrolled to the last picture of you holding that baby and I was really confused. I thought it was your baby! You looked so good for just having had a baby. I'll tell you what, that's the LAST time I look at someone's blog pictures without reading what they have to say too! Well, I'm glad you had fun on your trip! See you at church on Sunday!

-Morgan Werner

Lindsay said...

sounds like you had a good time. i was really bummed that we didn't get to see you guys. i was really looking forward to it. but we'll have to plan something another time. glad you had fun!

Kaisa Bailey said...

Hey Holly, I just saw your blog! Congrats on the baby girl on the way! See you soon...

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