Monday, August 11, 2008

ToO mUch FuN!!!

As most of you know I flew to Utah Sunday, Aug. 3rd to meet up with my parents, my aunt Wilma & my cousin Shelly from Texas! We had a great time! They flew in on Monday the 4th. That first night we all went over to my brother and sister in law's house and had a yummy BBQ in the back yard. Dirk got steaks at Costco and grilled them, Ellen made funeral potatoes & squash, we had fresh corn on the cob, watermelon, and cantaloupe. My mom and aunt made Texas sheet cake for dessert. I could just kick myself for not taking pics that night!!!

Then on Tues. we went to Beto's for breakfast, they have the best steak and egg burritos!
















After we got our tummies full we went to Thanksgiving point to the 52 acre's of gardens. It was beautiful! I DID manage to get LOTS of pics there! Here are a few...




































Wednesday we went to tour temple square... we thought it would be fun to ride "trax" on the way into SLC.




































On Thursday we went up to Park City! We had SO much fun! We were going to ride the slide down but it was sprinkling and there was some lightening so it was shut down. But, since I had been up there they have put in several rides including a FUN "coaster" ride down the side of the mountain! Here we are... having a blast!!!
























What goes up....



















Must come down....



















After a great time at Park City we went back to SLC and ate at... yep, you got it, Cafe Rio!!! Then to the Conference Center to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir practice...

On Friday we hung out at the cabin, went to mom's and then went to Sundance for a BBQ (well, the Texans had a hard time calling hamburgers with chips a BBQ... "Where's the brisket??!!!" LOL!!! We laughed about that one all night!) and watched "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

Wilma & Shelly, thank you for coming... it was TOO much FuN!!! I vote next year... a cruise!




15 comments:

Jenna said...

looks like you had a really fun trip! i'm glad you were able to hit up betos- something nick especially misses from utah, though he doesn't miss the stomach ache that can come after :)

The Bergquists said...

I cant wait to see you guys and go to the cabin again, fun times! Sound like you guys had a blast!

Jan said...

It had all the elements of such a fantastic time. Loved seeing how fun you all had and what you got to do.

I love Thanksgiving point. It is so pretty. Welcome home and thanks for the share.

tammy said...

Seeing all those flowers and greenery really makes me miss Utah summers! Isn't Thanksgiving Point fun? I had forgotten about the slide in Park City. I need to do that with my boys when we're up there. They BEG to ride the Trax - I think the slide would be much more fun! Glad you had a fun trip! It's fun to see all your pics.

Mechelle said...

We didn't get to Thanksgiving point this last trip. I really missed it! Glad you got to go. m

Rebecca said...

TOO MUCH FUN FOR SURE!!!!

What a post that you can't help but smile as you read! Those pictures were *AWESOME!*

It looks like you had so much fun, and I hope you're able to do that again soon!

Awww... makes me miss UT :) I love SLC & Park City!

linda said...

What beautiful family pictures...it's looks like you had a great vacation. It's so fun to get away from time to time.

Ashley said...

That looks like such a fun trip! I LOVE Park City, and I actually got my bridal portraits taken at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens. They're beautiful gardens!

MERRIANNE said...

WOW SHAILA!!! Looks like a LOT OF FUN!!!! That garden is GOOOORGEOUS! and so is your hair!!!!

Mike & Jayne said...

How fun!!!! I love your necklace. I wish I had one:)

Jennifer H said...

What an awesome trip. Everyone looks so happy to be with each other.
Welcome back

Joneel said...

Hey, love your tops in those pictures. Especially the black and white one, and the one you wore with the white shorts. Anyway
I took my girls to Park City and they absolutely loved that ride you
guys are on. They said that was so much fun. They also got to do the zip line and the alpine slide.
It was a lot of fun. A money pit,
but fun. = )

wilma said...

OMG...what fun. And I might add..Dirk knows what a "barbeque" really is. We made it all fun even when it wasn't that great..ie..Midsummer Nights Dream. Shelly...we did that for you Miss Dramma. I have told everyone that you are more like me than my own two daughter..check out the necklaces in our pic. Shelly said that coming home. But....we have fun don't we. Shelly and I vote cruise also...yea 2009. thanks for making our trip soo fun and the "cabin" is so great. Nothing like the mountains. Love.....

Kelley said...

I love all your pictures! Looks like all had a wonderful time! I've never been to Thanksgiving Point. I want to go next time I'm in Utah. Today, I sent my daughter, Sarah off to So. Utah to go to SUU. We will miss her, but happy to send her off to college! I'm learning more about blogs a little at a time. Take care. Glad you all had such FUN! Love, Kelley

Mormon Soprano said...

Very Fun post! I will have to try Betos.