Saturday, August 6, 2011

St. George...

We only took a couple of pictures at Papa and Grandma's house...shame on us! It was wonderful being there...just Grant and I. We had a blast seeing The Little Mermaid at the most amazing outdoor amphitheatre Tuacahn! Grandma and I also saw Grease...Grant wanted to stay home with Papa, eat pizza and watch Harry Potter...he wanted to watch them all...starting with number 1! Grandma and I had a great time...she even let me pick the dinner spot before...Cafe Rio, baby!!! We loved having one on one time with some pretty amazing grandparents/parents...:)
We stopped in Ephraim to take William to lunch...Roy's Pizza, of course...not like we had a ton of choices in that "Po-dunk" town:)
Grant had never seen the Manti Temple, so we stopped an took a picture:) simply beautiful!
I saw the most wonderful sight on our way to Papa and Grandma's house in St. George!!!!!:):):) 80 really means 85...we were flying down the highway:)
BYU-Provo...if you look really closely you can spot the Y behind us on Y-Mountain...we had just dropped Garrett off at Theatre Camp for 2 weeks:(:)
Another Man V Food place...Frontier Restaurant! Yummo! Albuquerque, New Mexico...did you know that New Mexico is the "Land of Enchantment"??? Have you ever BEEN there? Our family has a hard time seeing what is so enchanting about the land in New Mexico...

45 hours at the Wheel

Our roadtrip was long, but so much fun! And those 45 hours only count MY driving hours...Bill drove 22 hours more home from Utah:)...I read most of the way...Heaven:) Here is a picture diary of what we did and what/who we saw...loads and loads of fun! Okay..I will do this in as not to bore anyone, including myself:)
I found the secret to looking REALLY big furniture:) Here we are at The Big Texan in Amarillo...we hit a few Man V Food spots...this was the first of the trip.

Happy Birthday Christine!

Can it be that 19 years ago Christine joined our family? We were just thinking back on the summer that she was born. We were living in the most awesome place on earth...Newhall, California. We had ended our days at BYU and Bill was just starting his career in Southern Cal. Christine was late making her arrival...ugh! Grandma McClintic drove up from San Diego to help with William...Papa, Grandma and Aunt Marnie came from Utah for her blessing. And lucky William got to play with "Marnie-tah" for an extra week after all of the excitement of a new baby wore off:) Christine was the perfect baby, both in temperment and appearance. One of the delivery nurses said she looked like a little princess, and the name stuck...we often called her "Princecita" (little princess in Spanish)...and shortened it to "Rita"...don't ask how or why...but I often call her "Rita" more that her own name. We are blessed to call her our own. We love you Sweetheart! Happy Birthday (belated...:)!!!