Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We're home!

Well our last trip to Utah in 2008 has come and gone and now we are home busily preparing for Christmas (which is coming way too fast if you ask me). As you read from my previous post, we all had a great time being sick while on vacation (everyone except Brett, how he mangaed that I'll never know). After we were all well again, we were able to enjoy our final week. So, here's the run-down of our vacation. We shopped (shocking I know). We went to the mall to visit Santa. The boys gave him their christmas lists and even Austin even sat on his lap. We made it to Temple Square. Getting there was quite the experience, we drove to my dad's building which is a few blocks away from the temple and we parked in his garage (free parking right?!). We decided that it would be much faster to take Trax (Utah's light rail) to the temple since it was free. We all boarded and found seats and made it to our stop. The doors opened and we all proceeded to exit Trax well, I was 3rd from the back and as I'm stepping off, the alarm starts sounding that the doors are about to close and as I step down on the last step the doors start closing on me! I narrowly escape being wedged in between the doors and I jump down and turn around to see my sister Ali, sister-in-law Adrienne and my mom and niece trapped inside and the darn car takes off to its next destination. So we wait and wait for them to take the next car back and finally we see them walking up the street from the station 3 blocks down the road. Needless to say, we did not take Trax back to my dad's building. I think that I'm scarred for life. I have had nightmares about being trapped in the doors by my coat as Trax flies along the rails. Luckily we all got a good laugh about it and the Temple looked beautiful all lit up for christmas. The kids got to spend lots of time with their cousins. I crafted and sold a few of my goods at a craft boutique hosted by my Sister-in-law Simone. We ate out at some of our favorite restaurants (AKA The Pie and Arctic Circle for the kids) and we managed to see a few movies (Twilight with the girls, Madagascar with the kiddos and Quantum of Solace with Brett,yeah date night!) So despite the rough start, things turned out pretty well. We even survived the loooooong drive home with Cameron asking every mile how much further we had to go, and he wanted to know even down to how many seconds until we arrived in good old CA. Fun stuff I tell ya. Now we're home, the boys are off-track and we're trying to keep busy. I am managing to complete our christmas shopping (no easy task with all the kids in tow, thank goodness for online shopping.) Oh and in case you didn't know there are only 15 days until Christmas and in case you don't believe me, ask Cameron!

4 fabulous comments:

Ali said...

I still laugh about the Trax story, that was hilarious and we almost made the news! Miss you guys, glad you made it home safely!

Andrea said...

That was hilarious. I will never forget the look on Ali's face when the train started pulling away - Priceless! Wish we could have done more stuff together. It seems like there is never enough time. Maybe you'll just have to move back.

Melanie said...

i still laugh thinking about it too. Good times girls! Next time we are first in line to get off and Aaron and the stroller can bring up the rear. Not that I'm blaming Aaron for taking soooo long getting off with the stroller or anything.

The Whitney News said...

Are you finding things to keep the boys busy while off track?? We will send some snow your way!!