Sunday, April 7, 2013

January Utah Trip 2013

I took 3 weeks off in January to fly back to Utah with Xan to visit my family and our extended families.  While there, I got some of my best childhood friends together - those still in the area.  So sorry you got sick, Amanda!  We missed you!  From left to right, we have Kate, Heather, Jenilee, and me.  

I got to meet my sister's boyfriend, Brian.  He was really nice and the four of us went rock climbing.

Here's my sister Jenn.

My hubby.

We made Brian climb one of the hard walls.  LOL!  He's taking a break here, trying to figure out how to get up.

I also made it down to Provo to visit some college friends.  Here's Alysa and I.  She is my bestest friend and favorite roommate of all time!  Tied with my hubby, of course.

Here we are goofing off at an arcade.

No one can cheer me up as fast as Alysa can.  :) 

Here's her boyfriend - at the time - who is now her fiance!  I'll be flying back to Utah in August for the wedding.

CONGRATS, you two!

Kelli and I became friends at the FLSR at BYU.  She is one of the strongest women I know and I admire her so much!

Heather, Alysa, and I roomed together for a semester.  I miss that college year.  We had some good times at Southridge...  ;) 

I visited all my munchkins in Utah.  My sister Crystal has 3 kids... well 4 now.  She had a baby girl 2 months or so after I got back to NY.  Here is Danielle.  It was the first time I got to meet her and I loved how much she took to me instantly.  Followed me around. And called me princess Tangled.

Xan and I are borrowing Crystal's kids.  Kaitlyn is the oldest, then Halle, and Danielle.

And my eldest sister now has 9 kids!  NINE KIDS!  She had 8 while I was there but had her youngest baby girl just weeks after I left.  She was born early and had to stay in the hospital for weeks after she was born.  From oldest to youngest: Arianna, Timothy, Christine, Grace, Sam, Derek, Zachary, Thomas, and Janessa.