Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Ok - bear with me while I am a little nostalgic today!  I spent the morning with my 3 younger kiddos cruising around Provo, Utah.  There really aren't words to describe how big a piece of my heart still belongs to this town.  

This is where I went to college - where I first lived on my own.  I made lifelong friends here.  I met and dated my husband here, and our first baby was born here.  So many good memories!  AND - we are lucky enough that some of his family moved out here a while back, so we get to come back and visit often. 

Since Greg had some work meetings he had to call in and join this morning, and the big kids are off on more adventures (more on that later), I took my little guys out for some fun.  

We saw the apartments where their dad and I lived when we met. We were across-the-street neighbors and went to church together.

This is the house we lived in when we were first married.  We lived in the upstairs, while a sweet elderly couple lived downstairs.  We took care of the lawn and the garbage and helped with the garden in exchange for a killer deal on the rent.  They became some of our best friends.  They have both passed away since then, but the house looks the same.  See that little cement crossover that goes over the drainage gutter near the street?  Greg built that 18 years ago. 

We stopped by the BYU Creamery for the best ice cream ever.  If you ever make it out here, you have to try Graham Canyon.  Trust me on this one!

As we were leaving, I got a text from Greg's sisters.  They were heading to a local splash pad and wanted to see if we wanted to join the fun.  Why not?  We weren't dressed for it at all, but the kids didn't care.  

After hanging out with their cousins and playing hard, we checked out Blickenstaff's, a very cool toy store, as one of these cute boys is about to have a birthday and I needed some gift ideas.  It reminded me of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.  I could have spent all day in there if I didn't have a very tired baby by that point.  

Now we're enjoying a little quiet time, with some happy, worn out kids taking it easy this afternoon.  I may just take a nap myself. 

I had to include this picture I took of Greg and Kate last night, just because it makes me smile.  Does that litle girl love her Daddy, or what?!

Be sure to check back tomorrow, as we will have a guest post from Heather Von St. James, as she shares her inspiring story with us. 

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