Tommy and I spent last weekend in Utah. It was SUCH a great trip (although very short), and I’m so glad I was able to go home with such short planning (usually I book trips months in advance and I booked these flights two weeks out). I’m especially grateful Tommy was able to come with me, to meet all my family (5 brothers, 5 sister-in-laws, 16 nieces and nephews!), and see where I grew up. We had a great time!
The trip started off with three of my brothers and a nephew surprising us at the airport when we landed at 10 PM Friday night. My parents, who were picking us up, didn’t even know they were coming. My brothers were waiting inside the airport with signs and started yelling Tommy’s name when they saw us. hahahaha! Quite the introduction to my family. My brothers are the best.
I later noticed this note on the sign. HA!
We participated in family shenanigans.
We went to an NBA game. My dad has had Utah Jazz tickets for as long as I can remember and it’s always our tradition to go together when I’m home. He was able to get an extra set of tickets so Tommy and my mom could come too (although their seats were about 15 rows behind us).
I sat with my dad for half the game and Tommy for half. 🙂
We explored Salt Lake City and ate an awesome meal at Hub & Spoke Diner.
We drove to the top of Suncrest (which is a neighborhood literally on top of the mountain) for some gorgeous views and “photo opps” as my dad called it. ha!
And this is him thinking, “Good thing you’re my favorite daughter. It’s freezing up here.”
The view from my parents’ backyard always amazes me when I go home. I totally took the beauty of Utah for granted growing up!
We ate lots of hot bread. My mom made her famous bread, like she does every Saturday, and we inhaled it fresh from the oven with butter and honey. Gluten sensitivity be damned. Stomach woes were SO worth it for this.
We worked on the farm. (“We worked” meaning Tommy worked & I periscoped it.) He helped my dad and brother move some hay from the barn to the horse feeder. The bales of hay are about 50 lbs and he did this after CrossFit so he got a double workout. But hey, he impressed my dad! 😉
And Maizey was obviously thrilled to be home after I picked her up at the kennel on Tuesday afternoon.