We loved Hawaii, obviously. and the second we got off that plane in Salt Lake real life came and slapped us in the face. hard. We were totally jet lagged on top of just not feeling good. Henry was so excited to see us (love) he decided he didn’t ever want us to leave, the room. Whenever one of us would leave he would become hysterical. It was wonderful feeling so loved, but kind of hard to do things like pee with a screaming baby pounding on the door. He also had a hard time sleeping. Mckay got sick but by the end of our first week home we decided to meet up with his parents and the Skousons for a weekend in Brian Head. The drive was pretty, it was so nice to be in the mountains and spend time with friends. But turns out I got sick too, and then Henry. So we had a super clingy, sick baby who couldn’t really sleep and who also just so happened to be getting in 8 new teeth at the same time. 8. It was rough but thing eventually calmed down. and somehow we lost the pictures from Brian Head.
Mckay and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary on August 21! We spent the day together as a family. We shopped around Ikea and bought Hen a few things for his room. We ate at Pei Wei/Chipotle and then went and visited the Living Planet Aquarium for the first time. I am obsessed! I loved it so much I got a membership and can’t wait to go back. It was so fun to see Henry so into it.
That weekend Mckay and I celebrated our anniversary by taking a little weekend trip up to Salt Lake. We stayed at the Little America (family favorite) we ate at all our favorite restaurants, went to 2 movies (Premium Rush, Paranorman) and slept in. Saturday we stopped by the farmers market for a pastry and some local fruit. Then we headed down to the farmers market at Gardner Village and browsed the cute booths and ate some of the best roasted corn on the cob we’ve ever had. We shopped a little and then headed up to the outlets in Park City. So much fun.
We’ve been filling our days with walks to the Library. After living in Provo for 8 years…I finally got a Provo City Library card and we have loved walking down there and letting Henry roam around the kids area. Oh how I love getting books from the library. I’ve been cooking a lot and we’ve been really enjoying football season and I’ve been putting up fall decorations here and there.
We took our annual fall trip up to the Rytting cabin a couple weekends ago and had a blast. We decided to stay Friday through Monday and really enjoy the weekend. We love it up there, it’s so relaxing and calm. Henry loves to be outside and the leaves were beautiful.
(he stole that pink barbie jeep from the Greenwoods and he literally takes it everywhere)
This last weekend was a lot of fun too. Mckay and I had a little date, we went to dinner and then to Abravanel Hall to the Utah Symphony’s performance of Pictures at an Exhibition. Mckay’s mom played harp. It was amazing! Afterwards we went to our favorite little downtown bakery La Gourmandise for some desserts. Saturday we drove up to Soldier Hollow in Midway for Mckay to run in the Dirty Dash with some mission friends. They ended up running the 10k and had so much fun. They were completely covered in mud and scratches. Henry and I hung out while they were running and shared a sno cone and cheeseburger. After the race we had a late lunch at Tarahumara. We were so pooped by the time we got home but we decided we had to go check out Chalk the Block. We’re so glad we went, it was incredible! We walked around the farmers market booths and then walked around to see the chalk drawings. Those artists are seriously so talented. The pictures don’t capture the sharpness and amazing detail these pictures had. And to top off the night we spotted the Waffle Love truck! What a pleasant surprise! and one that definitely did not disappoint.
It’s been such a fun and busy August and September! I don’t think we’ve ever had this much going on ever. We’ve been gone almost every weekend for the last two months so I’m looking forward to a calm and lazy week and weekend ahead of us.