The Malletts are back in Utah ... for vacation! The boys and I arrived early last week and spent a few days catching up with Ogden family (Grandma Great, Beau & family, Geoff & family, Grandpa Brooks, Mom & Dad). We shopped a bit, saw the Minion movie and stopped by a few favorite local spots. Utah is HOT and we are enjoying the heat and scenery. Side note: the dry air and heat is really improving my poison ivy.
Later in the week we drove down to St. George to spend a few days celebrating Grandma's 85th birthday. Friday we visited with family at a BBQ Steve and Kathryn hosted at their amazing new home at Entrada. All of Steve's kids and grandkids were there, along with Shawn & Family, Mike & Karen, Julie and the rest of the Brooks gang from Ogden. It was so great to catch up and enjoy a good meal. We drove out to Eagle Valley for a mini family reunion and picnic with Grandma's brother and family. Along the way there (and back) visited Cathedral Gorge and toured around Pioche.
Highlights: a visit to Grandpas grave, swimming in the pond, feeding the horses, hiking with cousins.
Lowlights: bee sting on Nicholas foot, & scrapped elbows from hiking.
Today we loafed at mom and dad's place in St. George. Much needed. I have a few favorite shopping and dining spots in St. George we were able to hit: Urban Renewal, Swig, Cafe Rio, Vera Pies, and various drive throughs! Lol - remember our new home in Acton/Boxborough has banned the drive-through?! ... so we had to take advantage!
Tomorrow we head to Zion and will spend a couple days there. Then back up to northern Utah. I'll attend the Stampin' Up! annual convention in SLC and Chris will take the boys camping. More posts soon.