This past summer we spent some time in Utah and Idaho visiting family. Once again, my camera stayed in its case during the vacation and I ended up using my phone to document everything! Here are the pictures from Utah.
My family loves the Pizza Pie Cafe. It's an all you can eat pizza place with some of the most delicious pizza you will ever taste. My kids went for the first time during our trip and loved it. The picture above is of Paisley chowing down on my kids favorite dessert pizza -- Oreo!
The girls and I spent an afternoon getting our hair done by Tyson's talented sister (and fingernails painted by the students downstairs). She added a small cluster of hot pink highlights to each of the girl's hair. They have been begging me to get their hair colored pink and were thrilled that I let them each have a few pink streaks along the back.
... because of the highlights, my kids got to wear these cool swim caps everyday during swim lessons. I didn't know how they would react. I tried to explain that these are what the swimmers wear in the Olympics and it helps them swim faster. Thankfully my pep talk worked because 3 of my 4 girls were very happy to wear these caps each day.
I love my sisters (and brothers). The picture above is of my older sister and I. She is such a great example to me. She is a talented mom, amazing wife, and has a solid and unshakable testimony of the gospel. I feel so blessed God gave me her (and each of my other siblings) as a sister to help me successfully navigate my way through this life!
My kids, as always, had a fabulous time with cousins. Playing with each other from sun up to sun down and shoving their faces full of every sugary treat they could get their hands on.
I love this little baby of mine!
My kids are adorable!
Despite the lack of pictures, our time at Grandma and Grandpa's was filled with adventure. We went to the zoo, played at the park, had a picnic with delicious donuts from the "best doughnut shop in the world" (aka Dicks market), had a firework show out front on the street, as well as watched big ones filling the sky all around us, shopped for some new clothes (Zoey is convinced Utah is the fashion capital of the world. :)), spent way too much money at Claire's in a successful attempt to accessorize their boring school uniforms, watched Kyle's creepy pet spider (which ended up giving me nightmares half the nights I was there), went to the movie theater to watch "Inside Out" (adorable show, can't wait to buy it), and let each of the kids choose some rentals for the week... we played and played all day long. It was so much fun! I love being a part of this family!