8.26.2010

utah ... this is the place

We just got back from our fun trip home to show off our little Cora. Everyone was
absolutely smitten with her! We love going home to visit with everyone and Hayden
can't stop talking about all of the fun things that we did with his cousins.
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The highlight of the trip for Hayden was riding the Heber Creaper. We went with Evan,
Ali, and Grandma and is was such a fun afternoon. We started the ride off in the open car
by the engine, but quickly moved back a car because of the loud whistle.
Cora about jumped out of my arms the first time the whistle went off.
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I gave Luke and Ali's little Evan the last of my ice cream bar and you would have thought
he had died and gone to heaven. It was the cutest thing to see him eating it.
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It was so fun to watch Hayden reconnect with all of his cousins. We haven't been home
since Christmas, so he hadn't seen any of them for a long time. He loved how there was
always someone around to play with and there was never a dull moment while we were
there. Jed and Christina's girls were also absolutely in love with Cora. They never left
her side and now she is a little bit spoiled!
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At Ali's house one day, Hay found the Guitar Hero guitars and he thought he was the
coolest thing since sliced bread. He took on the complete rockstar persona with that
guitar on. It was pretty funny!
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Another highlight of the trip was riding Grandpa's horse. Whenever anyone asks us
what we did on our vacation, it is the first thing Hayden tells them about.
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It was so fun to let everyone meet Cora. My grandma Floss loved her to pieces.
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My Mom is a rockstar. While we were there she ran another 1/2 marathon. I got up
and ran with her a few times and she totally kicked my butt! I'm so proud of you, Mama!
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As for me, I am now an official college graduate! Yes - you heard me right!
Kate George, BYU Alumni 2010. What a huge relief! Here is Hayden rocking my
BYU Alumni t-shirt. Hayden loves to sing the BYU Fight Song, so I taught him to say
"Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra. Go Mommy!"
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Our last day of vacation, we got family pictures taken. It is quite a feat to get everyone
in one place, dressed up, and happy - especially when there are 12 grand kids involved and
one Grandpa who hates to get his picture taken! Anyways - here are the results.
I would count it a success!
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One last note - Nate says I should be more humble and not brag about our kids so much,
but how can I not brag about these cute little nuggets? I don't apologize - sorry! :)

Up next - the Idaho leg of our journey!

5 comments:

Ali said...

Love this - I wouldn't apologize either!!! What momma doesn't love her babies enough to brag???

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the little craft shack said...

I don't blame you one bit! your kids are adorable and I just love that pic of Cora in the little white dress. ADORABLE. Congrats on your cute little family. Hope you are all doing well.

Court and Britt said...

looks like it was a fun trip home! I love your family pictures! Funny thing- I was checking my friends blog to see how our family pictures turned out and saw your pictures on her blog too, small world:)

Margaret said...

Cora is a doll, what a happy baby. She's beautiful!