Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall Breaking

As you know, we are on a fall break.... STILL. My kids don't go back to school for another week. At first, I thought this was going to be awesome to have some time to enjoy the "cooler" weather and have the kids out of school for a time in the fall. That would be great if the weather WAS "COOLER" here, but it isn't. Now that I am back from my little "Personal Vacay" it is a full time task to keep my family alive. Wade seems to have the croup and Jaxon threw up in the car on the way home from the airport, so my re-entry to real life has been a little rocky, so, let's focus on happier times.. SHALL WE? How 'bout our trip to UTAH! (I'll blog my personal vacay tomorrow)

As I had mentioned before, we went to SLC to enjoy time with my parents and the wonderful fall landscape. It was wonderful, quite a bit cooler, and the colors of course were AMAZING! I drove the kids down by myself (caravanning with a friend) and we stopped midway *out of the way* in Vegas. Just so we didn't have to do the 12 hour haul in one day.
Wade sat behind me and was pretty much an angel the whole trip, Abby played video DJ, and Jaxon was isolated in the back so he couldn't make trouble with any co-riders... you know, just to spread them out a bit.

We visited the witches as Gardener Village. Abby has a long standing fear of Halloween decorations, so, I was worried about the witches... they have just the right amount of "fun" for her to not be "freaked" so, it was ok.

The kids even got a little witchy themselves. (Isn't it great having a camera again?) They also got to enjoy the petting zoo AND have a pony ride!(Wade trying to maul the poor animals at the petting zoo... they were sadly very used to it)(What you DON'T see in this picture is that Wade takes the poor goat by the horn and starts yanking his head around....PETA here I come.....just kidding)Abby was THRILLED with her cute pony.

It wouldn't be a trip to Utah without Grandma K-lo having a few "educational" activities. One of the things I LOVE about my mom is that she is always ready to teach. She decided to talk to the kids about apples and make applesauce with them! They loved it, and I did too! (It was VERY good) Here are a few cute pix of the cousins and their "lesson".

My borrowed camera was on a weird setting that made my pix fuzzy, but you get the idea!

Thanks to my Mom, Hillary and my sister Stacy for making our trip fun and full of family! We love and miss you already!!!


Natalie said...

What day were you at Gardner's Village? I was there on Friday. Don't you miss Utah already? It was the most beautiful weather ever. Oh's supposed to snow this weekend.

Jeanelle said...

welcome home! Loved the trip report but I want to hear more about Ellen like who were the guests?? Wish you could come to my TS party! I made so much stuff plus extra to let the work people try things. I am exhausted! Goodnight!

Lindsey said...

Nat, we were at Gardener's Village on Wednesday! It would have been so fun to run into each other. I wonder if we would have recognized each other! jeanelle, I am blogging my personal vacay today! So, patience patience young grasshopper!

Stacy said...


We loved being with you. Lauren is still talking about her personal vacay from school with the cousins. It was too much fun. Love and miss you. Come back sooooon!

Sister Stacy

♥Shally said...

You drove right past me and didn't STOP!!!


Kidding! I can't wait to hear about Ellen!

Ilene said...

So funny, you have written about falling off of the face of the blogging world and yet I am 10 posts behind in reading... which shows you I have blasted myself out of the blogging galaxy all together.

I'm trying to make a come back.

Pineapple Princess said...

Cute title. Sounds appropriate.

Hoping Ut. will be as nice for us next week. Hear there is a forecast for rain and snow.

Looking forward to the rest of the story.

jessica said...

I was totally expecting more pictures! My posts are seriously throwing up pictures!!!!!

Sounds like you had a fabulous time.


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