Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Trip to Utah

In February we decided to take a trip to Utah to visit Russell's sister Jennifer and her family. We were hoping to play in some snow and spend some quality time with family and just relax. Well two out of three ain't bad. The only time it snowed was early friday morning just before we woke up. We hadn't got in until about 3 in the morning so we weren't feeling like dressing the kids and running around in the snow. We figured we'd get our chance later, but the snow melted in a couple of hours and there was no more while we were there. The kids had fun playing together though, and we had lots of time to just relax and visit.
Nathan's cousin Ryan is only 2 weeks younger than he. Love these handsome blue-eyed boys.
Nathan took advantage of the fact that Ryan was pretty much stationary and used him to stand up on all weekend. Ryan did not care one bit- it was pretty funny.
You remember this picture last Christmas?
Well, here are their offspring ( ;
Take a second to compare their size. Especially thighs!! Ryan is a chunk, but a very cute and HAPPY chunk!
We were there for Valentine's day and Jennifer did the girls' hair so cute for church.
And we made and decorated sugar cookies. Oh and ate them, of course
Madylin went a little overboard with the sprinkles
The girls had fun playing in the garage with Stefani's bicycle and skates.
It was their first experience with both.
We had such a great time. Jennifer and Mark were great hosts as always. Each night Jennifer's 3 oldest kids and the twins had a little slumber party in the loft. It took them at least an hour to go to sleep each night because they were having so much fun and giggling with each other. We let it slide just this once ( ;
I'm so grateful to have family close enough to visit and that the kids have cousins their age that they love to play with.


Reed and Natalie said...

Looks like you had fun! We've been hoping for snow all winter long and just haven't gotten very much at all! That's sad that you guys missed out on your one chance to play in the snow!....There's always next year, though, right?!

Jennifer Lomenick said...

We had fun too! It was fun to watch all the kids interact. Plus, have some adult conversation once the kiddos were in bed! Can't wait for you to come again!

The Hatch's said...

We live closer Hmmmmm.