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09/11

Fairy Tale Town

7:14 am by Janelle. Filed under: News

When I was a kid we LOVED Fairy Tale Town! I have a picture of me in the cheese at about 2 months old. For awhile now I wanted to take the kids there so the other day we just hopped in the car with some snacks and drove out there. They had so much fun!! I don’t think I had been there since I was about 8 so what I remembered was a lot bigger, we stayed for a couple hours and at the end Preston asked, “what’s next?!” And I looked around and we had literally been everywhere in the park! All it is is a bunch of fairy tale and nursery rhyme objects that the kids can climb, slide down, walk on…and that’s pretty much it! But what kids doesn’t like climbing all over things and exploring? So they had fun and all had naps that day!

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09

09/11

Labor Day

10:17 am by Janelle. Filed under: News

We decided to go on a little adventure on Labor day since Shaun didn’t have school or work. I saw this trail awhile back, off Auburn- Folsom road that looked like a fun spot to explore…so off we went! Preston chose every direction we’d go (which it ended up mostly being a big loop) and every time we hit a dead end he would say, “see, I knew this wasn’t the right way.” It was funny. Most everything was brown and dried up but we did find this little oasis next to a creek with these huge, smooth granite rocks. It was a fun little family adventure! Hope you had a great labor Day!!

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09/11

Utah

12:47 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

It’s taken a little while for me to be back from our trip mentally…it was so nice to not have to worry about cleaning my house, cooking, photography, leaking sprinklers, etc. etc. So maybe I just still didn’t want to deal with any of that, but I had to come back to reality at some point, right? So I am finally getting around to posting some pictures from the trip!!

The drive out wasn’t as bad as thought…and I was amazed at how beautiful it was this time! I have NEVER thought the drive across Nevada was at all lovely, but maybe it was because of the longer rainy season this year, everything was greener than usual and that contrasted with the blue sky and it was actually so pretty! So that was nice.

When we got there we had a great time just playing with the cousins and visiting with everyone…we did spend some lounging, lazy days…which I think are necessary :) We also got out and did a lot of fun things. We took the kids down to Provo and walked to Bridal Veil falls (the water was so cold it literally HURT…but it was still fun! ) We showed Preston where the cougars play…and even went to a scrimmage there later in the week. We went to the park, visited friends, went to a fun Children’s museum, and of course had lots of good food! Regarding the food I miss in Utah, I felt so gross…but so good :) There are quite a few restaurants that I miss in Utah and so when I go there I usually want to eat at at least ONE…well…I got to visit a few while we were there…Brick Oven, J-Dawgs, and Wingers. I am salivating. I think about food too much. ANYWAY…point is, we had a great trip and I could have stayed longer! I miss Shaun’s family and wish we all lived closer to each other!

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