Friday, March 26, 2010

The Utah re-cap...

Before our awful attempt at driving home, we had an absolute blast in Utah. The trip was VERY last minute. My cousin called me on a friday and mentioned she wanted take a quick trip down to visit her family before her baby was born...Of course I jumped at the chance to go home for a week!  We left 6 days later and had a fantastic 15 hour ride.  Luckily for me, the kiddos were complete angels. (I'm sure the constant goldfish, movies, and fruitsnacks didn't hurt either!)  

I knew the trip would be really low key.  My mom had major back surgery just two days before we arrived, so we went down with no plans.  we just wanted to relax, and I wanted to help aid in my mom's recovery any way I could. 

So, we did A LOT of story reading...



And when Auntie Candise and Eliza Jane came to visit there were even more stories to go around.


And when no adults were around to read to Jack, he made do all by himself...I'm pretty sure Jack looked at books for most of the trip.

I didn't complain.


Of course we fit in some time for pudding,


and walks in the sunshine.


One of Jacks favorite things to do was play "this little piggy" with Nana's beautifully pedicured toes. 
This is about the only picture I could capture of our sweet patient recovering from back surgery...she wasn't feeling quite "camera beautiful" enough for a close-up.  Maybe next trip :)


Then a few days before we left, Bianca decided to liven things up with a spill out of the bathtub onto Nana's tile floor.  She fell hard and split her head wide open...needing 6 stitches.  Geez, I swear that girl has seen the Emergency Room more than any 2 year old should ever have to!  Between this incident and the car accident two days later, you can imgaine she has become a little more clingy than normal!! (You can also notice the wound AND the bruises on the top picture of Bianca reading stories with Auntie Candise)


Paul and Kaytie came up to visit while we were there, and I was amazed at Jack's reaction to darling baby Dean...

He was smitten. 


If Dean was around, so was Jack...I thought poor Kaytie would never get privacy to feed him! Seeing Jack be so gentle and concerned about him made me excited to have a new baby in the house this summer. I think he is going to be such a fun big brother!


It was so nice to come home and take it easy...I think I prefer going on a trip with no plans sometimes.  For some reason, when I am home, I like nothing more than to just sit on my mom's couch and visit with family. 

It was perfect.

  I was also able to see a few friends, go to all my favorite Utah restuarants (oh, how I miss Rumbi's and Taco Amigo...sigh), and my Grandma Scott took me and the kids to the Aquarium in Draper (which will be a post in and of itself in the next few days!)  So I guess our little vacation wasn't totally low key :)

So there you have it, our trip to Utah in a nut shell.  I am also pleased to report that my mom is recovering from surgery like a champ.  Even with 38 staples down her back she was still so much fun to be around...I am SURE not many people can do that!

We miss you all, hopefully our next visit to Utah will be much less traumatic, and won't involve ANY visits to the ER, stitches, staples, or totalled cars!!


11 comments:

Beautiful Handmade said...

Hi, Jill! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I'm lovin' it that you like my Etsy shop - and don't worry, I am adding some new boy styles and bibs very soon! That way you can shop with me no matter what you're having! Take it easy the next few months! And I'm sorry for your 2 year old girl's fall! They can hurt themselves so badly in the craziest ways!

Cal and Whit - Hoping to Adopt said...

Whew! I wonder if you will ever DARE come back to Utah! It sounds like a wonderful trip, although there were some injuries. I am so so glad that you guys are doing better! Your kids are just so darling! That Jack in those pics with that baby is just adorable, and that Bianca with those stitches, what a little doll! Glad to hear that your mom is doing good and that you are feeling better! :D

Travis and Celena said...

I'm so glad I was able to see you. We didn't get a picture of all of us though. Poop! Next time.

cindy said...

Miss you every day! It really is no fun reading storybooks without Jack!

Jessie said...

Low key trips always turn out the best! I am glad that you had a great time {until it was time to drive home}!!

ps. Crew almost tumbled out of the tub the other day! I don't know what I am going to do with this little climber I have on my hands. Padded walls?

melody said...

That is so sweet about jack loving that cute baby. He will be a good big brother to your little one on the way for sure.

Emili said...

I love those kinds of trips too (minus all the trauma). Low key is the way to go, with lots of good food!

Emili said...

I love those kinds of trips too (minus all the trauma). Low key is the way to go, with lots of good food!

Rachel J said...

Jill, thanks for being game to go down on the spur of a moment! I was so glad we made the trip, even though it could have ended a lot better! I am so glad that Jack and Bianca are fine and I wish you a speedy recovery on what hasn't healed yet!

You'll have to post lots of big brother and big sister pictures when you have your baby. :) You sure have adorable kids.

Leslie said...

Jill thanks so much for entering my giveaway! I was just reading through your blog and I am so glad to hear that you are recovering from your accident and that your sweet kids and the one on the way are all safe.

Erica said...

Jill, I have been meaning to comment so many times! I am bad. Your kids are darling as usual and they are getting so big. Congrats on your pregnancy. How exciting! I am not sure what I would like from your etsy shop just yet. I think I will wait and see the crafts you are working on right now and then decide. Decisions, decisions. :)