Monday, March 23, 2009

home again, home again

our trip to salt lake city was lots of fun. we left on the 10th, and returned to nc on the 19th. it was nice to get away for a while. alanna and i had not been out to utah in over a year and a half, and malcolm had never been, so this trip was very much overdue. it was great to see our family, some old friends, and the city (it has changed a lot! r.i.p. sugarhouse). malcolm met his aunt natalie and his unlce brad. we met a few new friends too (lake and lola. cash. and django), and two new soon-to-be family members (hugo and emo). we did miss danny a lot, and wished he were with us.

we ate some good food, and finally got to go to the vertical diner. yum! the weather was perfect! but i was hoping for some snow... which i hear came a few days after we left. darn. i wish we could have stayed a bit longer, i missed seeing a few people, and places. but we will be back out on april 2nd for four days for my sister natalies wedding. i'm excited to go back... but not so much about the airplane trips. trying to keep a one year old entertained, on your lap, for 4 hours straight, is challenging. at least i will have danny there to help me the next time. here are some photos of our adventures:

of course we went to ikea

malcolm meeting his uncle brad

enjoying the sunshine in the grandparents backyard

the last little bit of snow left in the yard

malcolm loved peeking through the openings in between the stairs!

taking a nap on grandma's lap

at the "toadally frogs" exhibit in the utah museum of natural history

i guess malcolm wanted to get in the witches brew?

checking out the sea monkeys

watching alanna's puppet show

alanna, natalie, hugo, malcolm and rocket

malcolm and his grandma hart

malcolm and cash

big house, little guy

caught playing in the shredded paper

he mastered those stairs!

alanna cruising around grandpa's junk yard

playing at liberty park

malcolm and django

natalie and alanna

me and malcolm

malcolm at the coffee shop

not happy to be at the airport

i definitely missed my husband a lot, and being in my own home. but the thing i missed the most, just may have been... my dyson! i love that thing! ha ha.

my moms kirby just didn't cut it. sorry mom.


  1. love all of the pictures! looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

    oh malcolm..i look like that after i go to ikea too!

  2. That picture with Malcom and the shredded paper is so funny! Also, Dysons are the best, I can see why you missed yours. I don't go a day without using mine. Still the best gift I ever received apart from Demetri!

  3. yeah jeanie, i honestly don't know how i ever lived without it! best purchase i made last year for sure!