Monday, March 19, 2012


A few weeks ago we snuck our older children out of school and headed to Salt Lake for a mini vacation. The occasaion was Jed's youngest brother was coming home from his mission in Ecuador, so we decided to make the most of it!The pictures are a little out of order...we did visit the Church History museum and checked out their new Book of Mormon exhibit. The girls really loved trying on the dresses, of course, and loved playing with their cousins.

The dresses were obviously made for older girls, but we made do.

There was lots to do and see and we spent a long time there.

With just our little family we checked out the Clark planetarium. The kids really enjoyed that place too. Drew loves science and planets so this was right up his alley.

We had to go see a 3-D IMAX movie. It was about dinosaurs which Drew had just studied in school, so that was another bonus.

Barefoot....we were warned about that at the planetarium.

Swimming in the cool tub at the condo. Lily didn't pack her suit, but she can still get away with that.... :)

At the airport we did a lot of waiting and escalator rides until the big moment.

We decorated this segment of poster for FHE for the big homecoming.

There is the rest of the puzzle.....

And the big man himself. We are happy to have Troy back and his nieces and nephew are too.

The little girls were so funny, they were pushing everyone's luggage around the carosel. I hoped people didn't mind the little girls handling all the bags....but it was late and it was keeping them occupied so....I let it slide.

My kids' lifelong wish of going to Chuck E. Cheese was finally granted when Grandma and Grandpa treated us to lunch and games there. It was fun and they definitely got their fill! And they got to play with all those cousins of theirs too. It was a fun little break from everyday life!!


  1. Looks like a great time- I'm wishing we had run into each other at the museum!!

  2. What an awesome time and it is so great that Troy is home. We are definitely going to have to try some of those places out.

  3. Hey Jeannette! Loved those pictures of your girls in the skirts. Those were precious!