Because of Gavin being born and all, we didn't take our annual Utah trip in the summer. However, we can't go more than a year without seeing siblings and cousins, so we decided on October. I'm happy it worked out so well. The weather was gorgeous (this Texas mama worried it would get cold, so a big sigh of relief) and we had fantastic time with family and friends.
This is what you call a two year old seasoned traveller:
Sadie was mad.
The kids with Grampa:
During our stay in South Weber, we were able to see my siblings and their kids, whether at the park and feeding ducks or pizza and movie night. We also had a fun barbecue with Sandy's kids one night.We drove up to Preston to see Great Grandma and Grandpa D for lunch. We were only there for a few hours, but we had a nice visit, and Gavin introduced himself.
After Logan, we zipped to South Jordan to have dinner with my dear friend Krista and her family. I love that woman. We have been friends for so long, and for that I am grateful because she's one of a kind, and clearly generous and patient if she was willing to have my whole zoo over for the evening.
We then got back to the McBrides! Just in time to get ready for bed.
We got the kids' pictures taken while we were in Utah because the prices are oh, so much better than here in the Dallas area. The studio was at Gardner's Village, and they had the witches out for Halloween. Hooray!
I will post the pictures of the kids separately, but we were happy with them.
Afterwards, Gma and Gpa McBride and Jake took the kids around and then back home so I could have my lunch with my group of awesome friends.
Vacations get exhausting:
Another day we met and went to the newly remodeled Church History Museum. The cousins are fun to watch and take such good care of each other.
I guess Sadie chose the walk to get grumpy. Proof below! What fun, what fun tired children! Thank heavens for patient, helpful, and understanding family members who soak in the cuteness when it comes available too.
Uncle Matt made a point to get Sadie to finally warm up to him. Mission accomplished.