Monday, August 3, 2009

We're Home At Last

Its been a long time since my last post, but we've been out of town again. Easton and Soren and I were gone for another 2 weeks and I think I may have finally vacationed myself out. Its been a great last month of traveling, but it is nice to be home and relax a little. Here's a little about what we've been up to.

On July 18th Easton and I flew out to Salt Lake. Seidi Bennett picked us up and we stayed at their house for the night. Easton got to meet Charlie, Seidi's little guy and we took adorable pictures of them together. It was great to see them and just catch up.

Charlie and Easton before church.

Seidi and I.

The next day we went to stay at my mom's mom's house and met my family there. My brothers were really excited to see Easton again. We stayed with them for a few days and did a lot of things together. We were able to go to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House, barbeque, go ice blocking, and slip and slide.

Soren joined us on Thursday night because he stayed home to work Monday-Wednesday. He was a real trooper because he drove the car 13 hours down to us so we could have a car to get around. We then stayed at my dad's parents house for a few days and had a great time with them. One of the highlights was going boating on Utah Lake. Soren waterskiied and I even did some tubing. Its was a blast. I was also able to meet up with some of my college friends for lunch and meet Kelli Duthrie and Kristin Draper's new babies. It was so much fun to spend time with them all.

Brinley Duthrie and Easton. These two are 9 weeks apart and have been betrothed since we found out Brinley was a girl. :) This is one of my favorite pictures from the whole trip.

Dallas Draper and Easton. These two buds are a week apart almost to the minute.

Easton learned to suck on his hand while we've been gone. He also loves to snuggle his blankie. Its adorable!

My mom and I at the barbeque in the canyon.

Baby on the boat. He loved it.

Soren and Mike chillin' with the kids.

Kelli and I with Brinley and Easton.

Tuesday morning of the next week we drove down to St. George to visit Soren's side of the family. We attended a day and a half of his family reunion where Easton met his other two great-grandmas. We also took Easton swimming and had a lot of fun with him. That week we also went down to Las Vegas and stayed the night with Soren's best friend from high school Lucas Abbott and his family. Their kids were hilarious and so much fun to spend time with. We wish we would have had more time everywhere we went! The next day we were able to visit another of Soren's old friends Amber and her family and then we were back up to St. George. Easton was such a trooper with all of our driving and hauling him around. He's a really good baby and adjusted pretty well under the circumstances.

It was fun to spend time with Soren's family and friends. Soren had bought his Dad a tent so he spent time setting it up with him, bike riding and hiking. I was able to spend time with his Grandma Dorothy and learn about all the family history that she has kept and put together. His Aunt Denise also treated us to a five-star dinner where we tried new dishes like quail, risotto, italian sodas, and French cheeses. We really enjoyed it.

So after spending the week in southern Utah we drove back up to Salt Lake for one more night with Soren's brother Reagan and Mike and Kelli. I flew out the next day and Soren drove home.

Grandma Dorothy with her only great grandson Easton.

Dad and son at the pool.

Dallas and Easton again.

Poor Easton spent a lot of time in that dang carseat. Luckily we brought toys and blankie along.

So now we are back and finally starting this new part of our lives with a new job, no more tests, and just the three of us. I start back to work next week and am kinda looking forward to it. Wish us luck. :)


jenny said...

Yay! What a fun visit. I'm so glad I got to see you and meet Easton. Keep blogging please :)

Mike and Kris said...

It was so good to see you guys again! And I'm so glad our boys got to play! I'm glad you made it back safe! Well have to come see you now!!

Amber and David said...

I bet it feels good to be home! I'm so glad that I was finally able to meet you and Easton! Although with all this technology it does feel like we already know you! We're so glad you guys had time to come visit us, we had fun chatting with you both and holding sweet little Easton!