Thursday, October 14, 2010

Utah Trip!

k. We took an awesome trip to Utah the last week of August. It was a very much needed vacation. Let's just say, it was the first trip we've taken since we moved from Utah 2 years ago! We were ready for a break. And I was ready for a road trip. This may be one of my more boring posts, but hey, at least I posted! And the pictures are no where near professional quality, but I've never claimed to be a professional photographer. Although I am slightly jealous of people who aren't pros and can still make their pictures look amazingly good.

This first picture was taken through a glarey windshield and features our garage door opener. But look at that adorable grin!

Nolan really wanted to drive.

He was a good driver.

Amazing Sunrise....right in our eyes! (I'll take credit for this picture :)
We left at 3:30 am in hopes that Nolan would sleep for most of the way.

He did. And so did I.

We saw a lot of friends we hadn't seen in two years, but as I sort through these pictures, I'm realizing that we have almost NO pictures of the PEOPLE we saw. Or us. Most of our pictures are of Nolan. In fact, we have a lot of pictures of Nolan in people's living rooms, but few of the actual people. So, in honor of the people we saw - here's a picture of Nolan in their living room.

David and Jen Forsyth's living room. They were Kirk's friends in North SLC. And our kids had a BLAST in this tent thing! Though the picture doesn't quite capture the joy of the moment. (Why am I even posting this picture then? Posterity's sake)

A cute picture of Nolan taken in Cory and Ashley Mountineer's living room - where Nolan indecently took his first steps. Of course as soon as I pulled the camera out for documentation, he stopped.

Hey, a real picture of someone! This is Kirk and his former BYU chemistry teacher/friend.

Kris and Lindsay Costello's living room. Nolan and Addy are going to get married. There's no need to let height issues get in the way.

Joseph Nuttall. The one and only common friend that Kirk and I had before Kirk and I met. And now he lives in Logan.

The NIELSON's bathroom!! Bishop Neilson was the bishop of the singles ward that Kirk and I met in. We consider him a great friend even though he's a generation above us. The Nielson's let us stay with them for the week we were in Utah. Hence the bathroom picture.

Nolan posing on the Nielson Rock. Kirk helped to move this rock 2 years ago to the place where in now rests - in the Nielson's front yard. Not sure why, but it's still slightly sentimental.

I love this shirt. And this smile.

Kirk and Tom Neilson (in the living room).

The Olers! They were also influential during our courtship. And Sister Oler makes amazing peach smoothies. Mmmm.
(this may be the only picture I'm in. awake.)

I love this picture.

Lecture Preppers: Chemistry LP Reunion. Sarah, Nate, Anna, Kirk, Sam.

Living Rooms/People/Places Not Pictured (for one dumb reason or another):
Aaron and Becky Hamilton - did we really not take any pictures??
Dave and Angela Williams - I miss the dirty store. And peach cobbler!
Brianne Williams - cuz we found your car keys in your parents yard.
Corey Garr - thanks. Kirk really needs more friends like you.
Jenet Jacobs - now we want grapes in our backyard.
My clogging teachers - thanks for letting me sit in on your classes.
Church History Museum - I'm still obsessed with church history, and a little deprived of it.
Zupa's - cuz you'll always hold a place in my heart, next to Wilson's Diamonds
Shades Store - I'm so glad you were have a liquidation sale just for me!
Swing Dancing - miss it. love it. but not much has changed.

Nolan learned to walk while on our trip (right at 15 months). He was so close before we left....and then we shoved him in a car :) He still learned nonetheless. Here it is captured in stages - Day by Day.

Day 1: Car
(no picture - really, he wasn't walking in the car!)

Day 2 or trip: Walking with help.

Day 3: Walking more confidently with help.

Day 4: Standing alone.

Day 5: Running.
Yes, he skipped walking all together and went straight to running.

Adorable video of our cute toddler toddling around.