Thursday, July 9, 2015

Temple Square and train rides

We had been looking forward to taking Lil Man downtown to check out Temple Square, and for him to get to ride the train! He loves all things relating to trains, this was a great chance to go for a ride.

stroller posse

He wanted to give a talk like President Monson

checking out the scale of the SLC Temple

at the top of the conference center, Lil Man wanted to
 hold the tour guides hand and he was so nice to accommodate a two year old 
gardens on top of the conference center

the reflecting pond

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A day in Logan

When we began our journey in adoption, we were living in Logan, Utah. We met in Logan, dated in Logan, lived in Logan for the first 5 years of our marriage and we try and get back each time we come to Utah. Sometimes we are successful, this was one of those times. We also were able to meet up with some of our dear friends at a park, most of these friends were in the same stages of adoption as we were and we supported each other through the process and became parents within the same year! It is a special time to be able to see our kids play together, the ones that we hoped for and dreamed for together, most of us are also trying to adopt again so that our little ones will have siblings.  

Lil Man thought it was the best castle to play on

It also had a fun pirate ship

And a train!

So great to see dear friends!!!

Another mandatory stop is to our favorite Indian restaurant  

We were sitting in the booth under this picture, when we decided to move on to adoption

We stopped to see the Logan Temple

We stopped to get some squeeky cheese and shelf milk for food storage

stopping to see an old mission friend and catch up

Monday, June 29, 2015

A day in Utah county

We planned out a day to go to Utah County for the day, we started out by going to the Payson Temple open house, finally Lil Man got to go inside a temple and he was very excited about it! After that we went to visit our dear friend Lia and family, including the newest addition baby J. Chriss has known Lia and family for 15 years. Then we visited with Papa Jevtic, a special friend form Chriss' time as a missionary in Austria, she hadn't seen in 15 years! It was so good to see him and hear about his life in Vienna. All in all a long day, but a good one.

bowties are cool!

playing in the backyard with Junie

boys being boys

chatting with Papa Jevtic

Saturday, June 27, 2015


The main event, the main reason we made a trip to Utah this time was for Chriss' brother to be commissioned an Officer of the Army. We're so glad that he invited us to be there, it was great to see him in his dress uniform, to see the traditions of the armed forces who defend our freedoms and support him on his chosen path in the Army. Lil Man was also a huge fan of the dress uniforms, he was transfixed with them up on the stage. He turned to us and told us he wanted to join the Army, we told him that he has a few years before making that decision. One thing is for sure, we are very proud of Uncle Neil and support him with his decision.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I love to see the Temple, I'm going there someday...

Payson Temple open house

Payson Temple 

We wanted Lil Man to see as many temples as possible, since there are so many in Utah we tried to take every opportunity to go to the different temples. We even got a chance to go to the Payson Temple open house, so that Lil Man could go inside too. When we go back we'll catch the ones we missed this time.

Logan Temple

doors of the Salt Lake Temple
Jordan River Temple

Oquirrh Mountain Temple
Mount Timpanogos Temple, this one is special to us because it is where
 we were married and where Lil Man was sealed to us six years later!
Provo Temple

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Love our time with family!

We tried to cram so much into this trip to Utah, so many family and friends that we hadn't seen for a long time. We are blessed to have so many great people in our lives.

with Uncle Neil and cousin Katie

Aunt Heather was in town from Oklahoma

corn on the cob is yummy and fun to eat

swinging is his favorite, especially with Nana and Oompa 

make me fly daddy!

playing blocks with cousin Katie

silliness with Uncle Neil

more flying in his Superman jammies - capes make everything more fun

reading stories with G-gma 

Katie and Auntie Chriss


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