Oh Utah

I'm still waiting for the day when leaving Utah is easy. Why oh why is it so hard for me to leave Utah behind when I have no desire to stay there long term anyway?  I love being away from Utah far too much to ever go back, yet, whenever I'm home, it just feels so comfortable to be there. I know it has everything to do with my parents being there, and less to do with Utah itself. But there are those mountains, oh those glorious mountains, with their fall foliage and all, and I miss them whenever I'm away, especially this time of year. And, maybe the fact that I grew up there might play a small role. It's home, it will always be home, whether I like it or not.

Little PJ and I just spent the last week in Utah hanging out with family, preparing for a wedding, and relaxing as best we could while on vacation. Now that I have a child, relaxation and vacation no longer belong in the same sentence, especially when you add a wedding to the mix. But, we still tried the best we could, and I'd like to think there was a little bit of successful relaxation involved, even if it was in the smallest of doses.

There were too many highlights of this trip to name. But the biggest highlight of all, my sisters wedding. And let me tell you, the entire day was next to perfection. Perfection! Oh, I wish we could go back and relive that day all over again, and it wasn't even my wedding.

Low point of the trip, the flight back. Bless the man who sat next to me for being so understanding of a whinny, sleepy child, it was semi-rough. But on a happy note, I have now successfully completed my first round of flying solo. It feels good to have that under my belt. Note to self: the complimentary bag of pretzels is just as good a toy as any. And here I thought I needed to pack all of his prized possessions. 

Even if it was hard to leave Utah behind, again, a simple reminder that snow is in the forecast is all I needed to hear to remember why it's not so bad to be away. Away in Oklahoma where it's 80 degrees. I'll take it. At least for seven more months anyway.


Lauren Kay said...

i always have a hard time leaving utah too and i'm not even from there!! andrea's cake is amazing. and i bet the wedding was so much fun.

Joy said...

Love the photo of my grandchildren in the leaves...the leave are pretty but they need racking. Missing you too...my highlight after the wedding was yesterday morning when my little grandson snuggled into my arms & went back to sleep - so sweet!

JazznJenna said...

What a cool cake! What a beautiful wedding dress. I'm so happy for your sister, and for her husband getting such a great wife.

Utah--I love it and miss it all the time. I don't know if I would live there again if given the choice, but I just might. Wait, I'm with you on the snow and ice--nevermind! I'm glad you got to go to the wedding!

Erin S said...

What fun pictures! *Sigh* Makes me really sad that I wasn't there.

Lindsay said...

So pretty there and your sister looks so happy and beautiful! Little PJ is too dang cute

Cynthia Lovell said...

Beautiful Wedding & LOVE little PJ!!!
Looks like a successful trip!!!

Andrea looks GREAT!

Lovell Family said...

Hey, who is the older man in the last picture? He looks familiar...maybe I've seen him at your house or something.

Flying alone is never fun...especially with a fussy baby! I remember a specific flight that I had to walk up and down the aisle the entire time to keep easton content!