February 22, 2011

December 9-11, 2011

We decided it was time to try a Salt Lake trip again this year. It is so fun to go and see the lights at Temple Square and to just enjoy a weekend away in the middle of all the holiday craziness.

We started out on Thursday night and went as far as Malad. We stopped for the night at Tiff and Miles house. It was fun to see their cute first home and spend some time with their family and Nicole. Tiff and Miles let us make personal pizzas for dinner and then we visited while the kids enjoyed movies dowstairs.

Thanks for letting us crash!

Liberty, Bently, and Brylee

On Friday morning, we took off for Salt Lake City. The temps were pretty warm for December, but that didn't mean we had good weather. As we got closer to the city, it started to rain and increasingly got worse. We made a quick stop at Walmart and picked up a few umbrellas. When we got into Salt Lake, we started our tour at the Conference Center. The kids enjoyed it. Last time we went, they were too young to really make the connection, but this year the kids recognized it from General Conference.

Kayson, Liberty
Brancyn, and Brylee

This was the most exciting part of the tour for the kids. They thought it was so cool to watch the back of the waterfall from inside the building.

Brancyn, Brylee, Liberty, and Kayson

The umbrellas proved to be the other most exciting part of the trip. The kids have been begging me to buy umbrellas for the last couple of years, but I never do (I hate how quickly they seem to get broken.) They had a great time with them.

Brancyn and Kayson

Liberty, Brylee, and Kayson

By the time the lights came on, we were pretty frozen, so we didn't stay out long. But for the short time we were out, we enjoyed the beautiful colors all around us.

Liberty and her "pro" posing, I couldn't get her to just stand there. What a goof:)

Liberty, Brylee, Kayson, Brancyn, and Kade