Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2011 Utah trip.

Visiting Utah in the fall rather than at Christmas time was wonderful. Utah really is beautiful, and the no-humidity sunshine felt just perfect!

Speaking of perfect, these kids were awesome travelers!! Faye is AWFUL in the car and can scream for hours, but she did great on the plane and even slept on me for once in her life.
There was even an hour when Rick had all three and I got to lay down and sleep on the other aisle. That is a dream come true!

We had lots of fun at Grandma GJ and Grandpa Sam's house.
Everett is getting pretty good at shooting hoops!
The whole Otto side got together to celebrate a few birthdays, and we played some fun games per Carson's request. Here Rick is trying to guess whose toes he's touching.
Carson and Ryker are BFFs. 
The Treehouse, a children's museum in Salt Lake, totally put our little museum here in Winston to shame. It was so great! We had a good time with Jeanel, Grandma and Ryker there.
The ladies.
A large part of our trip had to do with getting comfortable with dogs. Everett turned out to be a natural with Maisy and was sort of obsessed with feeding her. Carson got a little braver by the end of the trip, but he still would freak out sometimes when she would run in the room.
Jaclyn snuggles.
A little excited about Chick-fil-A.
We spent about half our time down in Orem and Provo staying with Suzette and fam. Oh hi Faye, you're cute!! (Also, Jeanel took Faye on a shopping spree. She's wearing jeggings here.)
Bowling at BYU! We did everything fun imaginable at BYU. The kids are already fans, and we promised them if they go to college here they can eat ice cream from the creamery every day.
We should take them bowling more often; they LOVED it.

There's that cute little thing again!
We let the boys get whatever they wanted for lunch from the Cougareat. 
I had to have a wrap from L&T, just like I used to eat all the time while studying! It was so fun to be at BYU and remember those fun, fun days there.

Chocolate covered cinnamon bears = happiness.
"I love BYU!"

The boys wanted to stay at the duck pond all day. This is right by where we took our engagement pictures.

And here it is folks, the Pendulum Court in the Eyring Science Center, where it all began. Rick thought I was sitting at this table when we met. I'm certain it was a table on the other side. Oh well.
Magleby's Fresh pancakes were a must for this trip! This also begins where my eyes are too red and dry to wear my contacts. I am still wearing glasses, and I HATE glasses.
Fun snacks at the Greer's. Faye looks like such a big girl.
This is what watching General Conference looked like for us this time around. Fun!

Some cousin fun for Faye.
At Jeff and Joni's, Everett really really wanted to pick up their rabbit. He almost got it.
Cute Jana.
There are always rainbows in Utah! This double one was even more amazing than the picture. After a bit you could see both entire rainbows. 
Everett hanging out with puppy Rosy.
And this is all the STUFF we fit into our little Taurus on the way home from the airport. All of this, plus FIVE PEOPLE. Our Taurus is amazing. And I got to snuggle real close to Rick on the way home, which was a nice bonus!


Brock and Kate said...

your kids are so dang cute, Page! I love looking at your blog and seeing how many of the same outfits our girls have ;) glad you had a fun visit out here!

mackenzie said...

i miss L&T!!

Jessica said...

I love all the pictures. It really makes me homesick for Provo. I'm glad you had such a good time!

Melissa S. said...

WHY must you torture me and put a picture of a chocolate covered cinnamon bear.
That is soooooo cute you got to take the kids to where you met. I hope one day to do that w/ my kiddos! (um, to where we met....not you and Rick. ) ;)

Meg said...

I am so impressed with your travel skills! I can barely get me and Matt across the country in one piece, haha. Hope you enjoyed your stay in UT!