Friday, October 10, 2014

a few days of fall in utah!

On the 3rd weekend in September, our whole family met together for a last hurrah with kerry, austin and cedar!
we got together in park city, utah....we stayed at a hugemongous house up had 10 bedrooms, 10 baths, big living area....the grandkids were so excited....and the best of it...there was an they were pumped!  although, i had to put in a rule, immediately that the little kids good only go in the elevator with an adult...that kept them from constantly using it!

kids at the house

we did a lot of activities that i've never done....friday was the first day....everyone arrived (after russ and kris missed their flight and had to stay overnight in a hotel), we took off walking for the park city resort.....once there, the kids did the alpine slide....they loved it...we ate burgers at the little shack right there at the bottom...(before we left, i had everyone take a meal, to either cook or just decide where to go eat),

                                                                                                                   park city resort

then, we hoofed it down the road, hopped in our cars and drove to midway to the homestead.  once there, we swam in the hot mineral crater that is was really fun....the kids loved it....that night we finished off with dinner at maxwell's pizza....

                                                                                                   owen and tommy climbing the crater

saturday after a breakfast of thinnies, we went to the olympic park...that was really fun...they have alpine slides, zip lines and a ropes course....the kids loved it...and they could do things over and over again....kristen faced her fears and went down the zip time!

saturday night we had a party of friends and family to say good bye to the davis family!  it was crazy, loud, but really fun to see all those who could come...the kids had a blast with some new friends....
after a 2am bedtime...we got up, had breakfast, then we did the 'circle of love',' where everyone said one thing about kerry, austin and cedar...why they loved them, why they would miss them was really sweet...i love hearing my grandkids thoughts...we took 1 family picture ,finally! (my kids have an aversion to these)

and i'm glad we did because we were going to take one in the canyon and it poured!  then, we ended off the day by eating at bandits in park city....that was fun...once again, i love seeing the older grandkids having such a fun time together....that's what it's all about....

we drove home by way of guardsman's pass and down big cottonwood canyon...said our goodbyes to willie and kelly's family at the bottom, then, kelly lewis' family left a bit later...russ, kristen and i stayed until monday...we hung out and then picked up new iPhones!  woohoo!!!

fast forward a week.....i went back to utah for my niece, katie bagley's wedding...flew up early on monday morning...that night kerry and i went to a wedding dinner for katie and was really the joseph smith memorial building

                                                                                                               my brother tom and julie

polly and jim
marty and dee
...tuesday morning i drove down to the sl temple, the wedding was was beautiful....afterwards, polly and i went to visit my aunt ruth....she just lost her son howard to cancer. she is so strong...i decided i want to be like her when i grow up!!! she's almost 95 and so with it!! i'm amazed...

                                                                                        stole this picture from sarah and megan...gorgeous!
that night we went to the reception which was at the tuscany...they were so lucky, it poured for about an hour in the afternoon, but, turned out to be a lovely was a really nice party for them....

                                                                                           stole these pictures from sarah and megan...gorgeous!
the rest of the week i just hung out with kerry and austin and cedar...
we went to the zoo with whitney and wren...went to a lot of great restaurants....

it was a really fun time in utah, seeing the fall foliage was gave me a hint of fall....i came home to 100 degree weather!!

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