Sunday, July 8, 2012


I may never want to live in Utah (family, don't be offended. It's the weather, not you!) but we sure do love visiting! I can't even tell you how much fun we had with all our family and friends for a solid two weeks. Actually, yes I can tell you! And here it goes:

First up was the annual Orem parade! We left 100 degrees in Phoenix and ended up with 65 degrees in Utah. Let's just say it was a chilly night for a parade.
Nonetheless, Braelyn wrapped herself up in a poofy coat and braved the cold. What a trooper.

This picture scares me. Braelyn had way too much fun driving the Powerwheels at Grandma and Grandpa Goggins' house.
Hopefully she won't take after either of her parents with her driving skills. Ben and I both tend to crash into inanimate objects: garages, light poles, drive-thru posts, etc. They pop out of nowhere!

Then we celebrated Father's Day with all the best dads in the world, minus the best one of all. Poor Ben was stuck all by his lonesome in Phoenix while his little family ditched him. Sorry babe!
Helping Grandpa Randy open his gifts.

Loving her Great Grandpa Sawyer.

And what is a family party without some games?! Of course we busted out the parachute!

Then we got to spend time with Grandpa Cal and Grandma Kaye.

She has this grandpa wrapped around her little finger!

They loved drawing self portraits together. They're working on Grandpa Cal's timeless mustache in this picture.

And who ended up with the best present of all? You guessed it! Braelyn scored her very first bike thanks to Grandpa Cal. She loved it so much we had to buy a duplicate when we got home. She's a true biker chick!

Braelyn was obsessed with her cool uncle Landon! She was stuck to him like glue whenever this busy college boy found some time to visit us.
But trust me, swimming is not as fun in Utah as it is in Phoenix. Talk about freezing!

One of the best activities was going to Wheeler Farm. So much fun! And so free!
It may look like I'm stowing away a basketball under my shirt, but I promise there is legitimately a baby in there!

Riding the tractor with Grandma Kaye.

Petting the oh so smelly goats. If I recall correctly, I think there might have been a mini meltdown when it was finally time to leave. There's just too much entertainment with Grandparents around!

And this is just a taste of the adventures we had. I'm so thankful that both Ben's and my family live in Utah now. That way we get to see them even more instead of splitting up vacations. Thanks for putting up with us for two weeks and spoiling us with all kinds of yummy food, cool toys, much needed babysitting and awesome outings. You guys are the best!

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