We just returned from the most wonderful visit to Utah!! How I miss that beautiful state and the incredible mountains!!!
We started our visit with a few days at a cabin with some of our favorite cousins! Grins enjoyed the mountains, trees and 4 wheeler so much he didn't even mind being surrounded by all girls!! :)
The girls had a blast being silly together! The favorite activity of the trip was "playing school" with "Miss Sophy" as the teacher. We laughed that we are on summer vacation yet they want to play school!
While in Utah, we hiked to Lake Mary to visit the resting spot of my dear friend Bea. I miss her dearly! But being there in her special spot on Lake Mary was so peaceful and serene, I knew it was the perfect place for her. We enjoyed sharing some silence and some fond memories and gratitude we felt for having had such a lovely person in our lives. (Sadly, our Dad was ill and couldn't come with us, but he was there in spirit)
The hike was hot, very dusty, and we were short on water, but my sweet children took it all in stride. These four mean everything to me.
We paid a visit to Thanksgiving Point and recreated a picture we took 7 or 8 years ago. The kids look a LOT different but the shark hasn't changed a bit! ;)
Likely because I booked our airline reservations at night after a very busy day, I somehow managed to select a SEVEN HOUR layover in Denver!! What was I thinking?! Initially we planned to go explore Denver but since we'd been traveling since 3am and most things were closed for the holiday, we just slept in the airport. We did squeeze in a bit of exploring while we were there, though, and enjoyed some rides on the "underground railroad" at the Denver airport! :)