In light of all this, my blog has suffered. And I am not sorry for that, except that I feel like I have failed to record some important family things. Like the boys swim lessons, McKay's gymnastics, and Ty's baseball. Like our visit from Elder Holland, our basement bedroom addition, Annie's recent growth, Adam's new job, and the countless hilarious things my kids say. I will do my best to record that as I can. For now, I will start out with last week, which was our fall break. We made a much-needed trip to Utah. And it was glorious!
|Matt and Ty hanging out during a quick stop to feed Annie on the drive to Utah.|
|My boys, totally tuckered after the long drive.|
We went up to Salt Lake to spend some time with the Marchants for the weekend. Even though I didn't grow up there, I always have the feeling of coming home whenever I pull up at the Marchant's home.
|Grandpa read stories to the boys on his iPad.|
|Annie and Sara|
|Baby Girl got loved on by all sorts of cousins.|
|All 18 Marchant grandkids--and there's one more on the way! Aren't they the cutest?!|
Back in Provo, my mom had the idea of taking the kids to Blickenstaff's, a cute toy store down in the Riverwoods Mall. They enjoyed the free pony rides and gumballs from one of the hugest gumball machines ever!
And then we went up the canyon to Vivian Park to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and let the boys run around.
|Matt climbed this huge tree|
|Annie and Alexsi--future BFF's! They are 4 months and 1 day apart.|
The next day we went bowling--it's so much cheaper in Utah than it is here!
|McKay would not stop kissing his bowling ball--so nasty!|
The trip to Utah was the perfect antidote to our crazy, stressful, over-scheduled lives. It was exactly what I needed. We got home Thursday night, and Adam took the day off work Friday to spend with us before Matt and Ty headed back to school this week. We made a trip to Chuck E. Cheese's together, played games, and otherwise just enjoyed each other's company. It was really a perfect week.