Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Come back, please come back...

Dear Mom and Dad,

Do you remember when you came to Utah last weekend? Well, I do. I'll tell you all about it, and even post some pictures to try to get you back here sooner rather than later. You brought my baby brother with you which made my heart sing. We started our weekend off eating a fabulous dinner at Pago. You loved it and miss it so. That salad we had was to die for. When we got home we watched a TV show about gangsters and were all grateful to live where we do, in safe neighborhoods.

The next morning we headed up Emigration Canyon and had a yummy breakfast at Ruth's. We enjoyed the cool mountain air and warm biscuits. Mom, you were interested to find out that bands come to play concerts in SLC.

After our breakfast we headed out to hike Stewart Falls. The scenery was spectacular, as it was Fall in Utah. We took the ski lift up to the trail head,

and enjoyed the colors on the way up.
Then we asked those poor ladies to take our picture, which took about 20 minutes. We had camera malfunctions, uncooperative boys, and then I sneezed when they finally were able to take a picture so we had to start all over again. This is the one we finally got:
The hike took a bit longer than it should have because we stopped every five seconds to snap shots of the changing leaves, the trail, and each other.
The boys gave me a heart attack when they climbed this tree at the edge of a cliff. I thought for sure one of them was going to fall to their death right in front of helpless ol' me.

Dad, you celebrated your ability to hike. Sadly, you broke your hiking staff in half on the way down the ski lift, when our hike was complete.

Finally we made it to the water falls. They were as beautiful as I remembered.

Patrick decided to go in the waterfall and soaked himself head to toe for the hike down the mountain. We were all glad we were wiser than he was when he made this silly choice, he looked rather uncomfortable to me.
After we completed our hike we went to the BYU game. Mom slept on the grass outside the stadium while the rest of us watched the Cougs kick trash.
After the game we headed back up to Sundance for a yummy dinner. We all enjoyed the company of Patrick's friends. I still really want one of them to man up and take that cute girl from their ward on a date.

The next morning we enjoyed church together then we were off to Sunday brunch. Again, we were able to enjoy the beauty Sundance offers us.

Then the Alpine Loop took us home.

Sadly, the next morning the three of you left me. I think it's time you come back. I'm not as excited about things when you're not around, and I like being excited. I love you, and I miss you already.
See you soon (now that these photos of us together, and of the gorgeous Fall we are having have made you decide to come back this weekend and never leave me ever again).

From far, far away,


Hailey Happens said...

are you trying to make a pregnant girl cry? I miss your family for you!!

Trevor and Shelby said...

Wow. Look at my home state of Utah making me proud! So pretty! It does stink being away from our parents but it makes it even better when we get to be together, right? PS it better not be Tanner who needs to man up!

Chad and Carly Carlson said...

You are just the cutest girl! Love your hair. I wish mine was that long!

Jill said...

So is she on a plane? After that heart felt guilt letter, how could she say NO? You crack me up. It is so true is just happy when mom's around :)

Brittany and Johnse said...

That was cute and sweet...having family around is the best. It was one of the hardest things about living in Utah and the best thing about moving back to California! She will visit very soon - I am sure of it! How could she not with all those beautiful changing leaves and her Courtney Up there ;)

lori and clark remington said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures...makes me want to come and visit. I haven't seen Utah in the fall! I'm so glad you had a good time with your mom and dad and family! You have a great family!

Ms. Green Eyes said...

Ohh I do love Utah in fall! Gorgeous pictures!

CASEY & NICOLE said...

That makes me miss my Mommy and family too! I love when family is around for sure, it is just so much better, and your right, exciting. I definitely want to go to Sundance now, it is GORGEOUS!!

the organic kitchen said...

Ah that was the sweetest post ever! i love it and you and Utah in the fall. We will be back soon and you will be here in November! And I only slept on the lawn thru 2 quarters! I saw the first and the last!

That was a fun trip and ended too soon...Love you, Mom

Kellie Spiker said...

Have a baby! Then you wont be so lonely! Problem solved....your welcome! ; )