Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Road to Utah

The Road to Utah is not such a such jaunt, and many times during the trip my husband and I found ourselves asking each other if we were crazy or not. All in all considering that we were traveling with a one year old and one month old things were pretty uneventful. The trip started out with Seth puking all over his only blanket. For some reason during the trip he spit up all over just about every feeding. Fun Times! We decided to go through Lubbock, Albuquerque, Moab, and then onto Park City. The roads were fairly clear and easy to travel. We left on Wednesday the 19th of November and drive to Albuquerque a fabulous...16 hours. We stopped three times for food and rest. I an seriously grateful for the invention of portable DVD players, it was our saving grace on the trip and helped keep my little Savannah entertained.

Thursday was another long day, we drove all the way to Provo...14 hours. On our way we were able to see come really cool things. One of the quick stops was at the Monticello Temple.

She was excited to be at the temple....or was it that she was just really excited to be out of the car. Hmm....I think I'll let you decide.

"I love to see the temple, I'll go inside someday"

This is some really cool rock, that caught my attention.

People do funny things for money. Here is an example of what I mean. Traveling finds interesting sights.

That night we were able to spend the night with Summer, my MTC companion, and her kiddos. She has a beautiful home up on the hill above BYU. I wish I would have taken some pictures of the view, both were awesome, at night and in the morning.

Park City Miner's Club

So over Thanksgiving my mom, Christopher (brother...aka Craig), Victoria (Sister-in-law) spent time with our family in Utah. We stayed at The Miners Club at the Canyons. We had a pretty great time. Although we have all decided that next time we will be sure to plan the trip during either the official summer or official winter seasons. We hit just before the winter season opened and there was not much to do in town, none of the winter stuff was open yet, and the summer stuff was closed. :-( But none the less, we found plenty to keep us entertained.

Here is a picture of the resort. Mom, Craig, and Victoria are standing on our balcony. We had a four bedroom unit which was on the 4th and 5th floor. The window behind them was our room, above them is Craig and Victoria's room. The three windows to the right of them was the living/dining room. And to the above that to the right you can see mom's bedroom window.

Here is the living room. Above the mantel the TV/DVD Player was hidden behind those wooden doors.

On the left you can see the dining area.

Somehow I didn't end up with a pic of the kitchen which I was standing in. So here is one I stole from their website.

This is a picture of the Park City Resort which was just down the road from us. As you can see there really wasn't much snow. The snow that is on the slops was man-made.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Late in the game

So I have totally been neglecting my duties on this blog lately. I figured that now that I am a full month behind I'd give you an update with a promise to post weekly at least from here on out. We have been having tons of fun since Mr. Seth arrived. The first two weeks of his life Grandma and Grandpa Anderson were here. I spent the next week packing for our trip to Utah. Then obviously we left and spent two weeks in Park City and the surrounding area. When we got home the kids and I spent the next week out visiting friends and ignoring our jobs like laundry and cleaning house. This week though, has been back to business. I have just about finished all the laundry in the house. AMAZING! I know, my husband could hardly believe it when I called him yesterday @ 2-ish and told him that I had already cleaned the kitchen, swept and mopped the floor, did 3 loads of laundry and cleaned the front room. I'm sure his jaw hit the floor, and note to didn't even take that long, I might have to do it more often. I'm really bad at housework. I always find something else to do, even if that something is doing nothing. Anyway. With the holidays approaching I am now in the Holiday mode, our tree is up and hopefully today I will get the decorations on it, and put up the garland on the stairs. I am excited for Christmas, both my mom and my brother are going to be in town. Not that I didn't just spend two weeks with the both of them in Utah. We are also going to be blessing Seth the Saturday after Christmas, continuing our tradition of doing it at the house and having Panda Express for everyone. I'll post some pics from the last month soon I promise.