Sunday, August 4, 2013

Utah Vacation: In the Beginning...

23 hours in a car, driving straight through the night=fun, right?

It actually wasn't too bad, since our kids were pretty tired. Christian and I switched off every 2-3 hours to prevent getting overly tired. We arrived in Mapleton, Utah on Monday afternoon. For the first week, we stayed with Christian's brother Adam, and his family. They just built a gorgeous new home, perfect for hosting a simple Green family reunion planned for later that week.

It was so nice to be surrounded by family! One of the first things we did is take advantage of babysitters and go to the temple together (so nice to have a temple closer that 3 hours away!). We also spent a lot of time at the Spanish Fork pool, which was perfect as we adjusted to the super-hot Utah weather. Constantly being in the pool this July made up for the lack of swim lessons here in PA.

Oh, and we took a walk around BYU campus, showing the kids where we went to school.

I also got to meet up with my friend, Sarah Kelley, and her kids, who were also visiting family in Utah at the same time. Sarah and her husband, Jared, were our original bbq buddies back in our newly-married days in Provo. Their son, George, is one day older than Hannah, and they were best friends until the Kelley's moved to Texas. This is the first time we've seen each other in 8 years or so, so it was really nice.

We took my brother, Kevin, and sister, Dana, out for dinner at The Brick Oven to celebrate Kevin's 25th birthday. We gave him a hard time about his furry beard, but forgot to take photos :(

 To celebrate the 4th of July, we decided to get up early and hike the Y. I had never hiked the Y before, so I didn't know quite what to expect. It was pretty tough (on the adults) but totally worth it. Nathan and Aaron ran most of the way, and were in the first group to get to the top. Christian and Rachel were pretty close behind. I was slower, and hiked up with a bunch of younger girls. We had breakfast at the top before hiking down.

Next up--official Green Family Reunion Stuff

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