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Catching Up- Spring Break, This Is The Place & Kamas

Wow have I been slacking.. Turns out a two year old is harder to keep busy/take care of than I thought. I've only lost him a couple times.. this week. He made it down our street in a diaper.. by himself. When I found him, the neighbor was holding him looking around for me. I ran down the street to him and said "Mom of the Year award right?" and hurried away in shame.

This is going to be one long post (mostly for my personal record keeping) just fyi

Time to catch up- In April my family took us to Las Vegas for Spring Break. My grandpa got us the nicest suite at the Wyndam right downtown. Our rooms overlooked the airport so it was perfect for Owen. It's kinda weird to visit (like tourists) somewhere you've lived before.

We went to Hoover Dam. My mom, Owen and I sat up at the top where we parked and the rest of the crew walked all the way down. (I just had a knee surgery a few weeks before).

If you look closely you can see us sitting on the ledge above the bus.

 We went to the Pawn Stars shop and didn't see anyone cool. TV is so deceiving.
 I took two pictures because in this one my dad doesn't look like he wants to kill someone.
We walked around the good hotels and saw creepy statue people.

Owen hated it. Can you blame him?

We did so many other things that I didn't even think to take pictures of.. so this will have to do. It was a great trip. We also found out at our doctors appointment that the conception of this babe puts it right around then so my original plan was to announce it by saying "What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas". But my siblings got creeped out by that. We all had separate rooms..

A couple weeks ago we decided to go to Salt Lake for the day. I wasn't feeling very well but somehow Ikea made that better. :) We then went to the This Is The Place Monument and stayed all day. I've gotta hand it to Utah- they know how to entertain families. Everything here is so family oriented. Even the malls here have nursing rooms. What? 

We rode a train and Owen loved it so much he was holding still- he doesn't even hold still when he's sleeping.
It was baby animal week and they don't care if you pick them up and touch them. Owen held some baby chicks and ducklings.

We got some taffy from the ZCMI candy shop- that's what Owen's chewing in the picture below.

It was such a good day. There was so much do and for so cheap, total for the train rides, splash pad, animals, playgrounds, shops, it was about $20. I would recommend this! 

Chris' family grew up going to Kamas to an old cabin and he has great memories of this so we decided to go find it. And stop and eat at the famous burgers and shakes HI Mountain Drug store.

I'm just realizing most of these pictures are just Chris and Owen- I did not try to do this on purpose. I'm actually a little sad that I'm not in these.. Dang.

At the fish hatchery.

75,000 fish in this run. Can you believe that?

There I am! And the nice baby bump (at 12 weeks). A sweet biker lady asked if she could get a picture of all of us- at Provo Falls.
  Touching the water.

The cabin- either I am an amazing photographer or my camera is awesome.

 Trying to catch a snake.

It's been a good summer so far. Now we have to send Jeff off to Paraguay. I think before Owen I could just say "See ya in two". But now, I've found myself sobbing when I think about the day Owen leaves. Ahh this mom stuff is hard. 


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