Thursday, February 27, 2014

St. George Vacation

A few weeks ago, we headed down to St. George with most my family and enjoyed a few much needed days on vacation.

We headed down on Valentines Day, so needless to say, we didn't get much celebrating of it this year. Which to Sam is ok. He really doesn't like Vday. I, however, love it. Whatever. A vacation was totally worth it. We took our sweet time driving down there, stopping in Fillmore to play so the girls could stretch their legs/Maddi could eat. We spent about 45 minutes there. After that, we stopped in Cedar and spent a good two hours there visiting with my old bishop and his wife and eating at Top Spot. Bishop Adams has been by far my favorite bishop. Him and his wife are the sweetest people in the world! They even made the journey up to Salt Lake for our wedding. I sure do love those people. It was so weird hanging out in their house with my two kids. I've come a long ways from college days. I miss those days so much, but I would not trade where I am in life now for anything!
This is the extent of our vday celebrating

Beautiful sunset driving into St. George

We finally got to our condo about 6:45, and the rest of that night, we just relaxed and waited for everyone to arrive. 

The next day, Saturday, we woke up at our leisure, then packed up the car with picnic foods and headed to a super fun park. The best part about having an almost 14 year old niece and an almost 12 year old nephew, is basically I didn't  have to watch Abby play. I got to sit around and talk while they ran around playing with Abby. So nice. Abby loves them, they love Abby, so its a win win win. After the park, Erik and Ali made a quick surprise visit. They couldn't stay for long as my brother had to work, but spending the evening with them was so much fun. We hiked around Skyline Drive til dark and then went back to the condo and made mini pizzas. They had to leave shortly after that. So glad we got to see them for even just a little while.

Sunday morning we woke up and attended a sacrament meeting. After that and lunch, we went on the Chuckwalla trail. It was beautiful, the weather was perfect, and it felt great to hike. Abby walked most the time, and by the end, she was completely tuckered out and had to sit on daddys shoulders. Maddi enjoyed hanging out on my back. 

Stay tuned for the last few days of our vacation coming soon!!


  1. Oh, that sunshine looks beautiful! I've been missing that lately. I'm so glad you got to go on a trip and I think that's a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Looking forward to hearing about the rest of your trip :)

  2. such an adorable family photo! and these pics make me yearn for some sunshine- weve had rainy weather for exactly 2 days and im already depressed. my heart was made for sunshine. you look so fantastic!