At the end of April, our family made a 4 day trek to Utah to see my sister Heather get married in the Salt Lake temple. We left for Nephi Utah around 1p.m. on Wednesday (I didn't want to take any extra time off of work) and got onto the 202 freeway. Traffic came to a dead standstill and I thought "Just great, now we are going to be even later making it to our hotel". The traffic standstill became a blessing as another car pulled up to us and said that one of our tires was flat! I was driving and stressed out of my mind. We got off the freeway, were able to fill the tire up just enough to get us to a tire repair shop nearby. Needless to say, we made it to our hotel room close to 3a.m. in the morning. As tired as we were, we were just grateful to have made it their safely.
In the morning, we rushed to get up and out to the Salt Lake temple a few hours away. It was my first time going in that temple and sealing room was beautiful. So many family members on both the bride and grooms side.
Easton learned to say "temple" after this trip.
David's cousin Ben Shaw and his wife Megan were so kind to let us stay at their home that evening.
For breakfast the next morning, we enjoyed a yummy subway sandwich-wahoo! (I know....we were eating like kings and queens ;))
We spent the day taking Easton to Thanksgiving Point and got to see a bunch of animals.
Then we headed down to Southern Utah so our trek home the next day would not be as long. On the way, we saw the St. George temple, ate at Kneaders Bakery (fell in love with that place) for the first time and visit our friends Josh and Krystal Roberts in Las Vegas.Lots of driving for a 4 day trip!
Heather's wedding reception down in Mesa turned out beautifully. Not as big of a turnout as we had expected however. We were glad that the stress of the wedding planning was over and life could return to normal. Heather was and still is (several months later) super sick over her wedding. Poor girl!
In May, we also finally installed the sod in our backyard (thanks to David, his brother Ryan, mom Dove and friend Brooks Crandell)!