Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Utah: Part 1

Little C and I are visiting Utah.  My Lil' Brudder is getting married next week and the hubbs had more traveling to for work this week so we decided to spend a little bit of extra time in Utah getting spoiled by our family before the wedding.  We arrived on Sunday and the hubbs will join us on Friday. 

So far we have:
Moved all of the furniture into the new cabin and spent the night there (this is what the morning sun shining in the windows looks like as you look onto the lake.)

Played in the park with cousins

Tomorrow we are going to Red Butte Gardens with our other cousin (thanks groupon!).  We are certainly enjoying ourselves (but we do miss the hubbs/dad)

 We also miss having our own rooms.  Sharing a room with Claire is a little bit like sharing a room with a truffle searching pig.  Several times a night she cries out and I hear her rummaging around in her crib looking for her pass.  When she finds it she calms right down and you can hear her quiet sucking.  I do love being able to look over and see her little body.  She sleeps with her knees tucked underneath her and she likes to have her head jammed into the corner of the crib.  It's pretty dang darling.  I would love to say something here about how sleeping close to your baby is good for the heart and soul but really I think that we are the kind of people who both sleep better when we have a little space.

****Important Side Note. If any of you have ever considered joining our book club this is the month to do it. I am more than 1/2 way through Lil' Bee and I love it.  It's one of those books that I keep picking up even if I only have 3 minutes to read because I just want to keep going. I am going to do you all a favor and not post my thoughts until Monday.  That gives you 5 days to get your "READ" on.  You will not be sorry.  Go to the library or the bookstore right this minute.  I'm serious.  We'll wait.

Now that you're back. Start reading and send me your thoughts for Monday.


  1. Love the pic of Nate and Claire - so tender :)

  2. Gah! Im going to try. I want to join the book club so bad but not sure if I am to the point where I can do things like read a book in a reasonable amount of time yet. Any time that isnt completely hands on Kai is spent editing many pictures.

  3. I really liked "Little Bee" for the narrative voice (particularly in the first 2/3 of the book), but I didn't love the storyline itself. I've found this to be the case with some of the Pulitzer winners as well. Looking forward to reading your final review!

    Tell your little bro congrats from Iowa. I still think of him as being 14 and a Nintendo expert. :)