Monday, August 06, 2007

Vacation time

July 14, 2007

Me, Cameryn and Luke all flew out to Utah on two relatively uneventful flights (we had a layover in Texas) which I am extremely grateful for. They were definitely tired and thankful to be off the plane when we finally landed in Utah though. My mom, Kathryn, Devon and sister Mary came to the airport to meet me. They helped me get my luggage and then we waited for my sister Jessica to pick us up. Poor Luke was so exhausted that he went down for bed soon after we arrived at Jessica's house. Cameryn was already very excited to play with her cousins and my sister Lindsey and her kids showed up to play also. We didn't get the kids to be until very late. Cameryn fell fast asleep once in bed though because with the time change it was after midnight for her.

July 15, 2007

Nothing much happened today as it was Sunday. We went to church and took naps. Later when Lindsey and her family got back from their church, they all came over and we had dinner and played and talked together. It is always to much fun to get together and talk. I love seeing my sisters and their husbands!! We always have a great time.

July 16, 2007

We all went over to Lindsey's house and the kids played in the back yard. L & J filled up a ton of water balloons for the kids to throw in the front yard. I gave a few to Luke to play with and everytime they would pop he would burst into tears. It was so cute and a little bit funny (okay, a lot funny).

July 17th and 18th, 2007

Cameryn, Emerald and Yzabelle all played dress ups (of course in Princess dresses) in the morning and then my mom came over around 12:00 and her and I drove up to Rexsburg, Idaho to BYU-Idaho (which I will always call Ricks) to pick up Ezra from college. It was such a pretty drive and we talked the whole way. I of course had to bring Luke with me but Jessica watched Cameryn for me because she definitely would have more fun there then driving for 3 hours and walking around the campus forever. It was so good to see Ezra again and I could tell that he was really happy there and that he had had a really fun time at college. He introduced us to some of his friends and we went out to Applebee's for lunch.

After we ate we walked around the campus. I went to Ricks from 1998-2000 when it was only a 2 year college. They made it a 4 year college a few years ago and it has grown so much since I was there. There is a ton of construction going on, a few more buildings and a lot more housing. They are even almost done building a temple there. It is so beautiful too. You can see it way up on this hill as soon as you drive off the exit into Rexsburg. How lucky for all those students to have a temple right there for their use.

It was really great to be there again. I loved going to college there and have so many wonderful memories of there. It was great to see all the buildings, dorms, apartments, and other random places that I had wonderful times at when I went to school there. So many memories just flooded me and it was good to reminisce. It would have been more fun to have my old roommates there to talk about it all with but it was funny to tell all my stories about specific places that we would pass to my mom and Ezra. We went to my old dorm room and then to the house that I lived in my second year. We passed all the apartment buildings where me and my roommates knew guys from because of course most of the people we knew where males (hehe). Ahhhh, good times!!

We spent the night at a friend from Maryland's place. I got a horrible nights sleep though and Luke woke up super early. I didn't want him to wake up anyone in the apartment so I took him on a walk around campus again. I ended up walking with him for about 2 1/2 hours. I was hungry and tired when I got back but I had a really nice walk too. It made me miss college days being at Ricks but I am still happy with my life now (most of the time- I miss the days of no responsibility). The drive back was uneventful but nice.

July 19, 2007

We went to the Hill Air Force Base Museum. The kids had a blast looking at all the old planes and they had this fun room with lots of things for all the kids to play with and look at that had to do with airplanes and space travel. They had a video about the Wright brothers, pictures to color, different computer simulations, Devon tried on a flight suit and they had a cockpit from an airplane that all the kids could play in. They also had some thing that astromauts use in space that walks on the moon. We spent a really long time in therebut unfortunately we lost my mom. Lindsey and I looked everywhere for her but couldn't find her. Later when we finally found each other, she told us that she had been looking everywhere for us too. Poor mom had even been outside in the 100 degree heat walking everywhere looking for us.

Later me, my mom, Ezra, Kathryn and Devon had to go to the Airport to pick up my best friend, Heidi, and her daughter, Sierra, from the airport. We decided to go visit my younger sister, Mary in the meantime. It was a nice but very brief visit.

After our short visit, we went to walk around in Salt Lake City and ended up in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. We went all the way to the top floor where there were some water fountains and Cameryn and Luke had alot of fun playing in them.

July 20, 2007

Friday, Mike, my dad and my brother Andrew were all supposed to fly in (on two separate flights of course). Unfortunately, Mike missed his connecting flight out of Texas and couldn't come until Saturday morning. I was pretty upset after being so excited to see my husband after a week but it was nice to have Andrew and my dad there too.

Even though Mike wasn't there, me and my kids still checked into our hotel that we booked for that week when my whole family was going to be in Utah. Mary drove us there and helped me to bring in all my stuff.

Well that's all I'm going to write for now. I'm working on a photo montage thing to show all my pictures of family and friends. I miss them already!!


Jessica said...

Wow, totally good post and some junk. The pictures were great..espically that one with Cameryn and Emerald all dressed up. You notated everyday really well. Mine was so brief. Will you e-amil picts to me? I miss you!!!

Jessica said...

I forgot to say that I'm glad that you did a long post...I miss reading them. I check yours like every day always hoping that there is something there!!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Looks like Jessica needs to subscribe to that is how I know when you post.

I loved reading about everything you all did before the Vinson's showed up! It was so good to finally meet your darling babies and to see you of course. Mike is a really cool guy. I enjoyed talking to him on our hike down mt. timp.

Be sure to email the photos of Liam. I really wanted some of us on the mountain. THANKS! LOVE YOU!