Thursday, August 17, 2017

Family Picture Time!

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Wednesday August 9th we said goodbye to the Seversons, stopped by Suss cookies to load up on treats and then headed down to Provo. After a yummy lunch at a new restaurant, Pizzeria Seven Twelve, we unloaded all our bags into our adorable Airbnb in Provo (pictures to come), ironed our clothes and headed off for family photo prep!
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The girls and I had our hair done by Marisa Rose (who we absolutely loved!) and then it was on to the mountains to meet the photographer for the photo shoot! I'm so glad we found our photographer Jenisse online and were able to get our pictures taken in this gorgeous backdrop!
Some of my phone outtakes followed by the some of my favorites of her pictures...
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The kids weren't the most cooperative, which was frustrating given their ages, but she managed to get plenty of cute ones for us!
As soon as we were in the car heading out of the canyon it started storming! We really lucked out!!! And as a bonus we got to see this vibrant double rainbow.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fun with the Seversons in Utah

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Monday morning (the 7th) we tried to check some things off our to-do list before heading to Midway to stay with our friends the Seversons. Preston got a haircut, Ella and I shopped at Called to Surf, we tried out drinks and sugar cookies at Swig, Mike and I had a little lunch date at Rubio's and then finally we made it to Midway. The kids were thrilled to be in a real house with real toys and real friends they could play with! It was so fun to catch up with Ben and Sarah! I knew Sarah when I lived in Chicago and Mike and Ben both grew up in Fremont. Ben and Sarah got engaged while we were all at BYU and ended up setting Mike and I up on a blind date. So pretty much we owe them for our current life :-)! Their oldest two boys are the same ages as Addie and Preston and all of them are very into Pokemon and of course, electronics ;-). For the most part the kids got along well and Ella either hung with the adults or played with their youngest, Andrew. Sarah made us yummy and healthy meals which really hit the spot, especially after traveling for so long. Ben and Mike were able to go out on adventures in the evenings fishing and mountain biking. We went on a family hike, ate breakfast at the cutest and yummiest little cafe in the middle of no where and stayed up too late talking and watching the Bachelorette finale. It was such a nice, enjoyable few days!
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We LOVED their new home...especially the drinking fountains :-)!
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gluten-free biscuits!!!
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