It has been 6 months since we have been down to Utah and we were itching for a weekend getaway. Since Benson has gotten his immunizations and we felt more comfortable, since he was older, to actually take him in the car for 3 1/2 hours, we decided it was time to head south for the weekend. May have been a HUGE mistake because now we are both itching to move back to Salt Lake City ASAP. It probably doesn't help that there are 2 possible coaching jobs available to me... Anyone know of any Athletic Administration job openings????
Anyway... Benson was pretty excited for his first road trip.
Let's be honest though. The excitement was short lived. This kid is definitely no longer a fan of his car seat. The drive takes 3 1/2 hours and this big boy demands to be fed every 3 hours. I should have taken a picture of me squeezing myself between the two car seats in the back seat in order to feed the little man. I am still in shock that my bodacious hips fit in that middle seat! We definitely made a few stops along the way for diaper changes and to get out the crazy! Ani loves to explore rest stops!
We stayed with my aunt Julie and her family, seriously some of the most amazing people ever, and Benny Boo got some serious love all weekend! My cousins just adored him! They also put together the cutest little sleeping cave for Aniston for the weekend. I think her smile says it all!
Friday night was awesome! I was able to get together with some of my old cheerleaders for dinner. We try to do this every time we go down to Utah and it's probably one of my favorite things ever! I started coaching these girls 5 years ago and they have just all grown up and are doing amazing things with their lives! I'm so proud of all of them! I love that they make time to see me when I come down. It seriously makes me feel so good! I love the friendships that we have and how our relationships have grown way past the coach and athlete relationship.
Saturday was Valentines Day. Not a day I choose to recognize as a holiday in the past, but with children now, I'm realizing the importance and the fun of celebrating holidays with my babies.
I wore my "wifey" shirt that I ordered from this shop on Vday. I felt as though it was fitting for the holiday and besides, being a wifey is one of the most amazing aspects of my life. I LOVE it! Spencer is my best friend and to be able to have him in my life everyday is absolutely amazing! Being a wife definitely isn't the easiest thing I have ever done, but who doesn't love a challenge right?
Of course we had to go shopping while we were in Utah. Believe me when I tell you that we have nothing in Rexburg. We don't even have a super Walmart. Super lame. We headed to the Outlet Mall in Lehi. Seriously, my favorite outlet mall ever! The views from the parking lot are insane and the store selection is perfection! We broke out the double stroller. Let's talk about this for a minute. First of all it seems brilliant right? But no one tells you that the aisle ways were not made for a side by side double stroller. I made my own aisles. But Benson loved it and Aniston did too and my back didn't kill from carrying one of them all day. Win-Win-Win.
We bought Benson his first pair of sunglasses. OBSESSED!
Our friends from Rexburg came down for the day, which was awesome, and not only did we get to go shopping together, but we also got in 18 holes of disc golf at our favorite Utah disc park.
Seriously though, how cute are they????
Seriously, can you believe that it's the middle of February and we are wearing short sleeves, capri's and shorts? this is my kind of winter for sure!
The beards right??? Haha!
Let's talk about how dirty Aniston's pants were after letting her run wild in the dirt... Why on earth do we put white pants on toddlers? Because they are super adorable and I have an amazing homemade stain fighter. Plus they only cost $3 from Walmart.
And because of my faithfulness to tradition, we partook of Taco Bell on Valentine's Day. 11 year tradition. Love it!
Sunday we headed out to Eagle Mountain to go to church with Spencer's family. Spencer got to wear one of his new suits that we bought while we were down there and hubba hubba...
I am beyond obsessed with these two dudes! Benson was so over the trip by this point PS.
It was a nice little getaway and such a fun trip. I did spend the entire drive back to Idaho wedged between my children in the back seat, but there is honestly no where else I wonder rather be wedged! We cannot wait for our next Utah trip!