who can resist coming home to that view?? it was a nice welcome back present along with the horrendous allergies that plagued me from the second i got off the plane. it would be an understatement to say that i had Kleenexes shoved up my nose the entire time.
i completely forgot to pull out my camera at the first shower my mom threw for me and i am so sad i don't have any pictures to share. it was so much fun! every time i have had a shower i am always baffled at how nice people are. who just gives someone a present who they've met once or maybe never met just cause we're family?? it's amazing. below are pictures from the amazing shower my super cool sis-in-law julie threw for me for beau's side of the family. once again the generosity about knocked me off my feet!
aunt heather and my beautiful mother in law becky
the matriarch of the whole jewkes clan Lucille.
my angel mama
julie's sweet baby ezra
julie made sure all of my favorite treats were there including tangy laffy taffy :) it was so thoughtful and my eyes were in disbelief when i saw the spread
on friday we headed down to st. george to watch my sister lara and beau's brother in law jim run the marathon. lara ran in my place so i actually had to be there to pick up the packet. i was so jealous to not be running but it made me more determined to do one again someday.
waiting at the half way point
jo and baby ezra snuggling at the finish line. i love siya's little face creepin in on the bottom
i ran with lara the last few miles and was so impressed with how composed she was. 2 years ago when i ran it i was an emotional and physical wreck by mile 22. kind of embarrassing. she did so amazing i was/am so proud of her!
loved playing with this little munchkin
in between sessions on sunday we decided to drive the alpine loop (along with the rest of utah county) and quickly changed our mind when we saw the fee that was charged by the booth. but that's ok cause we still got to go to sundance and see many many beautiful breathtaking views.
siya turned one while i was there and so we got to be there for the celebration. she has had so many good examples of eating from her older siblings that she had no problem digging into her cake and demolishing the whole thing. i love that part of 1st birthdays.
all the kiddo's about to let balloons go for siya's birthday
my last adventure was raspberry picking in payson. this is always one of my favorite things every year because the area is so beautiful and yet relatively a short drive form provo. the kids can run around, the dogs can roll in poop :) and you can take in the beautiful scenery. this trip the raspberries ended up being for free since it was later in the season. score!
brucey boy and kate hanging out in the car waiting for us to finish. love them.
siya was a trooper in her stroller the whole time
siya and her mama
josephine "pheen" giving me lots of attitude this photo shoot
it was so much fun spending time in the good ole beehive state. lots of food was consumed and i think i'm safe to say that many memories were made. next time i go back there i'll have a baby on my hip! weird.