Tyler and I were excited this week to take the kids to Rexburg, where Tyler and I first met and started our family. We were looking forward to seeing the changes on campus and around town (there were a lot) and of course, enjoying a meal at Craigos (now Pizza Pie Cafe, which we learned is also located in Lehi)!
We left Friday morning and arrived in the late afternoon. Jill joined us on a tour of the campus. The kids had fun, but it was HOT! That evening we did tin foil dinners and the kids enjoyed playing with the dogs. After kids were put down Tyler and I drove around town. The soccer fields where Tyler proposed are gone, now some girls apartment complex. Sad. It was weird-it sometimes felt while driving around that we had never left!
Tyler and I got home and went to bed around midnight. The high school was doing some all night thing and their music/announcer were hard to tune out. But sleep came eventually, though short lived. At 2:30 am Maddie Mae got sick and kept Tyler and I up the rest of the night. Topher didn't go back to sleep either.
So, we decided to cut the trip short. That morning we went to Smith Park to play with Drew and Lori, followed by lunch at Craigos. It was a fun trip. It was nice to see Peter and Jill. Tyler and I will have to go down again, hopefully with everyone healthy!
|Kids helping Uncle Peter get dinner on the grill!|
|Maddie Mae enjoying a Capri Sun during dinner.|
|Topher feeding the dogs the food he "dropped."|
|Maddie Mae enjoying her dinner!|
|Love how she sticks out her tongue!|
|Drew and Maddie taking turns playing with the ball.|
|Maddie trying to get the ball from Lori. (Who looks like she knows what she is doing but made only one shot!)|
|Pretty-eyed boy. Maddie is pouting.|
|Gave up pouting - trying to cry.|
|See - she really is sad.|
|She was feeling left out.|
|Bottle makes things better.|
|Yup - success.|
We left five years ago (in May). We left with one kid (well kinda, he was 6 lbs). And we returned with three kids, a masters degree, a few extra pounds (that gotta go), a real job (no more Blockbuster/ Maurices)...it has been a fun and busy five years.