Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Our Family Vacation!!

This past week we were able to go on a family vacation. Mark was lucky enough to get off work at 12:30 that Friday, and we were off! Our first stop was Syracuse, Utah to visit my brother Jeff and his family. We got there Saturday morning around 6:30 AM, VERY LONG NIGHT!! This is was my 1st time in a very VERY long time that I didn't drive it alone, or at least do most of the driving. Mark only took a 4 hour break! That Saturday was filled... Yeah you guessed it, SLEEP!! When we got to my Grandma's we discovered that they were all at church. Mark and Grant really didn't mind... We walked around the farm, and it was love at 1st sight for Mark. There were so many tractors!!
Grant loved all the animals!! We didn't even tell him to put him hand in the calf's mouth, he just did it on his own. He was so cute with everything. He tried mooing when the cows did. I found that I was a little more relaxed being outside. Mainly because there were no main roads, and not a whole lot he could get in to.
I love my little guy!!!

Mark was so good with Grant on the farm. I think it's because Mark understands little boys and their desire to be around "big" trucks!! I love my guys so much!!

So last year when Grant and I were in Idaho, he was scared of this cow!! As a little girl, I played with this cow, and it's amazing that it is still around!!!
Yeah he didn't have a problem this time with it! It was cute to watch him.
On Monday night Crispin, Megan and Marcus came to Weston. On Tuesday we all went into Preston and went to lunch. We were told that Big J's had the best fry sauce (which Mark LOVED!! He wanted to go to Costco and get fry sauce, HAHAHA). After that we went shopping around. We didn't find much, surprise surprise.

We went back to Weston, and Mark was off working on the farm. Mark worked on the farm Monday & Tuesday!! I think he was in heaven. I'm glad he had a good time. Anywho, will he was out working, we set up a slip and slide on Grandma's hill. Growing up my Grandpa Bingham would set it up every time we came to visit.

It looks like Grant was having a good time, but he actually was NOT a fan. I think it was mainly because he was so tired!! It was sad for me, because Marcus had a BLAST, and I wanted Grant to love it too. Maybe next time! By the way, the best part of this was Marcus's "swim suit". It had the worst case of plumber butt!! I won't post that picture, I will let Megan =)
This was Tuesday afternoon AFTER a long needed nap. Since we were on a farm, Grant got to help Mark drive, so you know he was HAPPY!!!
I think Grandpa Bingham (my dad) had a lot of fun with the little boys. I know I had fun watching the boys!!

Wednesday we headed back to Syracuse. It was a very long day. That afternoon we met everyone at Temple square. Mark, Grant and I rushed through everything. We couldn't wait to just get somewhere to relax. So we headed back to Syracuse for ice cream and time to lay back.

This was on top of Joseph Smith Building. On Thursday we had lunch with my friend Amy. I hadn't seen her youngest, and it was fun to be around her again. We were then off to IDS, where I introduced my honey to all my old friends there. Grant was in need of a nap, so we left and drove around for a while to get him to sleep. We ended up at my Aunt's for a short visit. I wish we could have stayed longer. I miss her so much!! I miss my cousins too!!! Then we were off AGAIN to Adam and Maren Jones. We had dinner with them and their family. It was so nice. I love them so much, and am blessed to have them in my life. I hope they only know how much I miss and appreciate them!
That night we left for Cedar City, Utah to stay the night with Kim. I didn't have time the last time I was up there, so I figured we would go see her. I felt like I was staying at 5 star hotel! They put us up in their bedroom and their KING bed, AHH it was so nice!! Kim is so crafty, and I love that her and Mark had that in common. Friday morning we woke up and went to Casa Grande... Where I got really sick!! I don't know what was wrong, but it only lasted till Sunday. If I missed you, I am truly sorry, and I will make it up to you!!!
I was SO SO SO glad to get home. Grant did really really good traveling. I was really impressed with him. I am so glad we were able to do something together!!! Yeah, a long blog, sorry!!


Alison Hixson said...

Sounds like you guys had a ton of fun! Glad you were able to show Mark Salt Lake City! Seriously, it is about time that boy made it up to Temple Square!

Salazar Family said...

It was so good to see you!! Im glad we were able to meet up and it was nice to meet Mark! Im glad you guys had a good trip!