Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Travels Begin!

This summer's fun travels have definitely begun.
It all started for me last Friday, June 18th, as Jen dropped me off at Katherine's. Kath's roommate Katie was headed to Austin and graciously allowed me to join her. My mom met us in Austin and I drove with her to San Angelo.
It was a little bit of a sad sight for me to see once we arrived. The moving van had already left and the house was pretty empty.
They even took the frige!
Here's a shot of the parents and my brother outside their house, which still hasn't sold, by the way! Anyone interested?
Here they are close up. We were on our way over to their fun neighbors' house for dinner.
Their kids are so cute and a lot of fun. They've gotten really close to my parents and Adam. Here's little Liam playing peek-a-boo in a box my dad brought over.
Nicole got Adam to do some grilling and it turned out REALLY well. Adam's discovered some culinary skills recently.
Here's some of the spread Nicole had for us! It was so good! Notice the corn. That's from my dad's garden. They got to enjoy the first patch before they left. Hopefully their neighbors enjoy all the corn and other goodies to come!
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Here's my dad playing with cute little Liam. He loves to squish his face. Too bad Liam saw me filming or we may have seen some more cute smiles!
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In this video my dad and Adam are trying to get Liam to clap with the backs of his hands. It's a family joke stemming from a time my family played the game of Balderdash and my dad made up a ridiculous definition of the word "Morris," defining it as a clapping using the backs of your hands.
Here's everyone there except for me! CUTE! My family is REALLY going to miss them!
We left San Angelo Saturday morning and headed to my favorite town - Joseph City! This is my Aunt Karen's house. She's just had the outside redone and it looks GREAT! I wouldn't have even recognized it at all!
Kim was home visiting her mom in Snowflake, so I invited her to come on over to play some games at Trina's house. We had a lot of fun and loved playing with Trina's 3 month old baby!
We went to church on Sunday then headed out, but not before I could get my traditional picture on the Jack Rabbit!
Here's our little caravan. My parents were in the Tacoma the whole way and Adam and I were in the Honda.
We were only going as far as St. George, UT that night, so we made a few little stops along the way. The first was at this bridge not too far from the Grand Canyon. It was so beautiful. The scenery was spectacular!
The cliffs and rocks were amazing and the water was so clear!
We went down to Lee's ferry, a pretty famous area for the Mormon Pioneers sent by Brigham Young from UT down to settle parts of Northern AZ. They had to cross this river somewhere and it was pretty perilous! The mountains beyond my mom are what my dad called "Lee's backbone."
This is one of several shots I got of the cliffs.
Once we got settled in our hotel in St. George, we headed over to my Aunt Norma and Uncle Darl's house. My grandma also lives there. It was a fun little visit and they fed us some delicious food!
We also drove by the beautiful St. George temple that night.
We visited them one more time Monday morning then headed over to visit my Uncle Bob and Aunt Vicki who are also in St. George.
Our next stop was Cafe Rio in Provo. I called ahead and had Collette meet us there. It was so good to see her!
We then headed up to Layton to visit my Aunt Janice and Uncle Norman who weren't too keen on posing for a picture for me. I did get a shot of this flower in their backyard which I thought was beautiful!
Keeping with the "friends meeting me along the way" theme, I was lucky enough to have Allie and her little Megan meet me at Janice's house for a quick visit! So fun and so CUTE! Allie's due to have her second little girl in October! Congrats!
After Janice's we kept on going until we reached Twin Falls in Idaho. We spent the night there, then kind of switched things up. My parents continued on to Covington, WA where they're moving. There were some complications with the move out/move in dates so they were just going to have to stay in a hotel there for a few days, so Adam and I decided it would be fun to go up to Moscow to visit Susannah and Adam. We were in for some FANTASTIC scenery along the way. Northern ID is a beautiful part of the US that I don't think many people know about.
SO PRETTY! This is one of many shots we took, and we could have taken hundreds more. You'll have to visit sometime!

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