Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Parent Visit

My parents also wanted to come see our new place so after a few days in Idaho, we headed out for a  road trip back to Texas.
Of course, Mormon bridge was involved.
We stopped in Salt Lake City to visit one of my very best friends - Allie and her family.  We got to see her husband Brett on his way out and had fun with Allie and her cute kiddos.  Allie even fed us dinner.  Too sweet!  I hadn't seen her little guy before!
We stayed the night in American Fork with my dad's brother and sister in law.  My cousin Daylen and his kiddos came by to visit with us on their way home from a BYU basketball scrimmage!
Not long after Daylen left, Donovan and Jen came by to say hello!  It was great to see so much family in a short amount of time.
We were on the road before 4 am.  I took over driving after awhile to let my dad get a nap.  It was so pretty in the Utah desert at sunrise.
I wish the camera could have captured it better!
I always loved this rock that we passed going to and from BYU from our home in AZ.  I always called it bottle rock because it reminded me of a baby bottle from one side.
You can see it behind me if you look close.
These clouds were awesome!  I actually didn't drive long.  My dad got his nap, then let me get back to my book!
We stopped for lunch at Blake's Lot-a-burger.  My dad used to eat there all the time when he drove trucks as a young buck on his way from AZ to New Mexico.  My parents walked laps around Blake'e while I got food.
We had dinner the second night with Robert's mom.  Her table cloth was awesome - like placemats that I have.  It resists water and you can play with it as it beads up.  We played for a good long time.
I had to get everyone in the picture!
We were just playing with little beads when Ann poured out a good amount from her cup and pushed it out toward us and said, "Everyone have some!"  It was so cute!
The next morning we all went to pick up Matt in West.  We had some Kolaches for breakfast and then headed to Ft. Hood and looked at the cool military museum and all the cool military vehicles on display.
I had Robert get a picture by this ambulance since he drives one so often (not that version).
Some of my favorite peeps!
There were so many cool vehicles!
My boys!
Matt really liked this missile.  We had to get him in the picture to show the scale.
 My dad liked this helicopter.  It reminded us of MASH.
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Matt liked that he could move the whole helicopter by using the handle!
This helicopter was impressive.  It was used to carry large and heavy equipment.
 This was the last vehicle out of Iraq.
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My dad had fun lifting Matt by his ears.  I was so glad they got some time to play with Matt.  We had lunch at Rosa's and came home and they headed out not long after!  I loved their visit!

1 comment:

Susannah said...

I wish we could have been there too. I like the mormon bridge picture and all the desert ones...it made me a little homesick!