Thursday, June 26, 2008

Utah part 2: visiting friends and family

One of the great things about this trip to Utah was being able to catch up with some old friends and to be able to see lots of extended family in such a short period of time. I do have to say though that it really was so sad to not have the Pabst's living there. It just felt like something was missing. On our drive there Claire said a couple of times how excited she was to see Maya. I had to remind her that Maya lives in Oregon now. She would say "Oh yea" with the saddest pout on her face. The first day we were there she walked around looking kind of lost and wondering what she was supposed to do without Maya. She spent a good part of that day just snuggling up to her JoJo. Jodi would ask her if she wanted to go out and play with the other kids and she would just say, "no, that's okay". It took her a little bit but she finally realized that the older kids would let her tag along. We missed you Pabst's!! Thank you Jodi for being such a fabulous hostess!!!

My cousin Aimee's wedding was at Memory Grove in Salt Lake. It was such a gorgeous spot and we had beautiful weather. Aimee looked so gorgeous and happy! Here are some pics from the event.

Aimee with her new hubbie Matt and her family

Me and my cousin Julie

Aunt Debbie and my Mom

Some of the handsome men in my life: Dad, Jakey, Kent, and Drake

It was so fun to spend the rest of the week catching up with old friends too! We were so happy to see the Roos' at Kate's b-day party. Then, our good friends the Ahlanders organized a little get together with some couples that we hadn't seen since we moved. The Davidson's were so gracious to offer their home. We ate great food, Cafe Rio and some delicious cake and ice cream for Julie's 40th, visited, and laughed a lot! Getting back together felt like we hadn't even been away for 2 years! I am so grateful to have such wonderful friends!!

Fiona, me, Mary, Julie, and Arleen

The couples!

I also had a chance to meet up with some of the girls from my old Girls Night Out group. I have missed them so much and it was so fun to get together and go out to dinner. We missed you Michelle and Shea! I don't think I laugh more than when I am with these girls.

me, Kellie, Brittany, and Michelle

My Grandma Rula, Aunt Jill, and Uncle Fred just recently moved from Ione, CA to American Fork. We got together and went to dinner at Chuck O'Rama (one of my Grandma's favorite places to eat :) It is so great that we get to see them more now and I am so grateful that my kids are getting to know their Great Grandma Rula!

4 comments: said...

JEN!!! Awesome 'PART 2'! Can't wait to see part three! Ü
such great pictures! what fun times!

daveanddebbie said...

I'm glad you had such a great time on your trip and survived the car ride with little Jake! You are awesome to even attempt traveling with 4 kids on your own. Vacations with friends and family are the best!

Knowles Family said...

Fun pictures. Brittany and I keep talking about how we miss not having you here so close! Thank you again for taking time to see us - I know how crazy trips can be. Hopefully we can do it again soon!!

Carrie said...

Love the pictures! Thanks for missing us so much. Now you just have to come to Oregon to make up for it.