It was so fun getting to go back home and visit family. Thanks so much, everyone, for taking time out of your busy schedules to spend time with me.
The flight in was productive, working on a secret project that I hope to actually finish within the next year. I had a layover in Denver and that's my favorite flight pattern ever because once they fly over Springville, they bank left and the whole valley comes into view. Then they fly straight down Utah Valley and Salt Lake valley. I love the view! My first glimpse of home.
You all know who you are so I will skip captions unless I need/want to explain something.
Mom and Dad took me on a drive through the canyon to see the fall colors. I showed them a scenic pull out they never knew existed.
Then I got to spend the night at the little Andes' house where I saw my first Itai smile and got to hear him talk...but not to me.
I went for a walk while the boys were getting their baths. I saw horses and some gardens. These onions caught my eye.
Between the 1st and 2nd sessions of general conference, Debbie took me to see the Draper Temple since I had never seen it. It's so pretty but the view is even better.
The gate was locked but Itai wanted to go in so he tried unlocking the gates. He actually got a key to fit the lock.
I was disappointed that this pic is not very crisp. I think it's a very cute pic of Princess Izzy.
I drew a pic of Mom and Dad for Mother's Day/Father's Day. It was only 4 months late...I am getting better. So sad.
Mom and Sheri took me to a quilt exhibit at BYU. We were thinking they would be exhibit quality but they were meant to look like folk art. Kind of odd to have on display but it was fun to see anyway. See how wonky some of them were?
This one was my favorite.
Jared and the boys came down to visit one evening for a few hours and I tried to get a spinning picture of Itai.
Avi was getting spun as well and it was funny because he would really just let himself go limp and enjoy the ride. He couldn't get enough of it.
The Manns took me ice skating for Aileah's first time. She startedout with a walker, then graduated to skating with both hands being held, and made it to one handed skating. Her two favorite things were spinning with me and falling on purpose. What a cutie! Thanks for the good time. :o)
On my next to last morning, I woke up early and went for a walk, hoping to catch a nice sunrise but it was a very mild sunrise. Still, the fresh, crisp morning air was nice. I found this really old truck with bones on the back...I think someone was a hunter. These were all old, cracked and sun bleached.