9/22/14

PARK CITY, UTAH

we spent this past weekend in park city with my family for one last get together before austin, cedar & i head off to spain. we stayed in a crazy cool house up in park city that was right below park city resort. i haven't really done a ton in park city besides going to friends houses & snowboarding, so it was pretty fun to explore & see what it had to offer. it was a crazy weekend with 8 kids & 8 adults, there was a lot going ong!
my mom came up with different activities for each day & we each took turns being in charge of the meals, which made the weekend really easy (we're definitely one of those families that decides they are hungry & then debates where to eat for at least 30 minutes before someone just says a random spot...ya decisions aren't are strong suit).

FRIDAY// we went to the alpine slide & took all of the kids that were old enough down (sorry cedar, sorry russy!) & ate lunch at the bottom at a little burger shack that in my opinion, is really good. just a classic burger with delicious shakes & fries. after the alpine slide we drove down to midway to swim in the crater at the homestead. i have wanted to go swimming in the crater for well over a year now so i was really excited to finally go! it definitely did not disappoint. its a huge natural hot spring underneath a giant crater dome, so cool. it was so warm & such clear/blue water. everyone loved it, minus cedar because he has a strong hate for lifejackets.. but he did alright, haha.

SATURDAY// we had planned to go into the uintas but we heard that it was supposed to rain, so we changed our plans & went to the olympic park which was so cool. i've seen it a million times driving into park city, but have never gone & i'm glad that we had the chance to go. it has so many awesome things: rope course, ziplines, alpine slide, bobsled... it was really neat. plus you can go down jumps on skis & land in water, we watched a few different people go down & do tricks which was really cool to watch. after the olympic park we had a "going away" party with some friends & family that were in town to come say bye to me, austin & cedar. it was so nice to be able to see our cousins & aunts & uncles that we don't see very often, it definitely made us feel special that they all made the effort to drive up to park city from all around utah.
we stayed up late into the night hanging out, talking & laughing with everyone & then even later with nick & shayla talking about old times, future times & celebrity crushes.. haha.. we eventually dragged ourselves to bed & we had them sleep over, which was perfect because then we made shayla be our photographer on sunday to take some family pictures! haha

SUNDAY// we had to pack up & leave the house by 11 so we woke up, cleaned up, made thinnies (our families version of crepes), made shayla take a million family photos for us (thanks!!!) & had our last meal together as a family & drove back to salt lake through guardsmans pass. if you've never driven through guardsmans, you really should while you still can, the fall colors are unreal. once we were back in salt lake we all said our goodbyes, which was really, really sad.

it was a bittersweet weekend for me. i loved having everyone together & getting to spend a few days with my family, but knowing it's because we won't all be together at the same time, in the same place, for at least a year, is pretty sad. hopefully everyone comes to visit us though, haha.

6 comments :

  1. so bittersweet but SOOOOO exciting! spain is a great place to visit, and you're in for such an adventure :) you know i understand how sad it is to not have family in the same place since we live away and my parents moved for 3 years...haha but it brings you even closer! CAN'T wait to see your spain adventures!

    xo welltraveledwife.com

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    1. thanks for your comment, i'm hoping that being in spain will bring me closer to my family!

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  2. haha i'll be your family photog anytime! :)

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    1. perfect, you should come to spain with us then :)

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  3. did you know that jim designed the Olympic park? just thought I'd throw that in. it was fun seeing you and everybody in park city..love the the pictures of cedar and wren.

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  4. i had such a great time! it was perfect!

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