Saturday, July 13, 2013

Extended Stay

What I had planned on being a three week trip turned into a five week trip to Utah. Poor Mitch was left for three weeks on his own. Luckily, our friends are so sweet in Houston and took good care of him. He was invited to dinners, game nights, rugby games, and bbq's.

Rhett and I came early for a sad reason. My sweet Grandma Leola passed away. She was an angel and one of the most perfect persons I know. Her funeral was so beautiful and so many people came to see her and honor her and my Grandpa. Hearing all of her sweet life stories inspired me to be better.

Rhett and Tagg had so much fun together and followed each other all around the house. I'm so glad these two have each other to learn from growing up. It was pretty fun to watch them interact. They are frenemies for sure. They each took turns being the bully. When one was having a bad day, the other would pick up on it and see their advantage. Lots of tears, hurt feelings, and fights, but lots of laughs, adventures, and sharing too. 

Rhett also got to see his cute second cousins. I hope these boys are as good as friends as us three are.
Love these girls and their sweet handsome boys!

Tagg turned 1! I was so glad to be in Utah for such a special day for this little man. He is such a handsome boy! My sister did an amazing job on his birthday party. Homemade ice cream, cakes, cookies, and such cute decorations

I couldn't believe how cold it was there on May 30th. I hadn't even packed a sweatshirt because Houston was so hot I couldn't dream of needing one.

We went to the zoo with all the girls and the kiddos and had a blast! 

Saturday morning, we hiked up to Mount Aire up Millcreek Canyon and it was beautiful! Good training for the Grand Canyon hike.

Rhett loved exploring all the new rooms, toys, and especially, the back yard. That is not chocolate on his face, that would be a whole handful of dirt! Mmmmm He loves it!

He got so much better at walking while we were there and just wandered through the house most of the day.

We met up with the Petersons for family night and went to the splash pad. Rhett couldn't stay out of the water.

Rhett's other cute cousin Luke came to town!! These two. They love each other but bug each other all day long. ha ha. But at the end of the day, they hold hands in their car seats.

These three boys loved Wheeler Farm and all the animals. We saw the shaggiest cow and the friendliest pony we'd ever seen.

 These boys loved being with their Nana. Especially when she gave them all cookies to keep them happy.

Rhett loves being with his cousins so much. He is so lucky to have such good buddies! Next we went off to St. George!


  1. I'm sorry about your grandma. One of the nicest parts about family funerals is all the family you get to see. It looks like Rhett had fun cousin time. I'm loving the cute little bare bottoms in the tub picture. Adorable.

  2. I'm so glad you made it home for the funeral. It was so special having you here. And the extra bonus of making it to Taggs birthday. Tagg is smiling and pointing at all of these cute photos!