Last week Lilly and I took a trip up to Utah. It was nice to be back if only for a short time. Lilly did amazing on the long trip up (and back too). To get there via a cheap Southwest ticket, we have to fly to Albuquerque, stop but no plane change, fly to Phoenix, change planes and 1 hour layover and then finally fly to Salt Lake. Basically, a 3.5 hours of flight time turns into 6 hours. Lilly recieved tons of compliments on her good behavior on the flights, someone even asked "Is she always this happy?" She even did well through the medical emergency on the plane that happened to the guy right across the aisle from us on the flight. Overall, a dramatic but easy flight with Lilly.
The reason we actually went up to Utah was Kristine's (my former roommate) wedding. She was married in the Salt Lake Temple last Friday. The day was clear and beautiful and not too cold. The wedding was so special, especially due to the fact that Kristine's father was the Sealer. I'm a little jealous.
Waiting for the Bride & Groom.
Kristine & David
Kristine and me
While I was in Salt Lake, I stayed with Emily, my friend from Benicia who just moved to Utah. Saturday morning we ventured to Kneaders for their Cinnamon French Toast. It is quite possibly my favorite breakfast ever. It was Emily and Brett's (her husband) first time there and I think they will be back. It is just too good not to go back.
This stuffed dog was probably Lilly's favorite thing about our trip. It was Emily's and Lilly just loved it. She would carry it all around the apartment. She even tried to stuff it into the suitcase to take home.
All bundled up for the Utah weather, which actually wasn't that bad. At least not any worse than Lubbock during a cold spell.
Emily and Lilly
Lilly and me
We also went out to Famous Dave's. I just love their pulled pork bbq. Delicious. Here is Lilly chomping on Emily's bun.
On Sunday, we took a drive to check out the Jordan River and Oquirrh Mountain Temples. The one below is the Oquirrh Temple.
Checking it out.
Beautiful Utah mountains (definitely something you don't see in Lubbock)
Other highlights from our trip that I forgot to document with photos was our dinner with my brother Ryan at Cafe Rio, shopping, and accidentally bringing the sickness we just got over to Emily. Sorry Em! We really didn't think we were still contagious. Our bad.
“If two people love the Lord more than their own lives and then love each other more than their own lives, working together in total harmony with the gospel program as their basic structure, they are sure to have this great happiness.”
– President Spencer W Kimball
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
In honor of the month of love I will be posting a quote concerning love everyday up until Valentine's Day. Quotes from here.
“If a man and his wife were earnestly and faithfully observing all the ordinances and principles of the gospel... The joy and happiness pertaining to the marriage relationship would grow sweeter, and husband and wife would become more and more attached to each other as the days go by. Not only would the husband love the wife and the wife the husband, but children born to them would live in an atmosphere of love and harmony. The love of each for the others would not be impaired, and moreover the love of all towards our Eternal Father and his Son Jesus Christ would be more firmly rooted in their souls.”
–President Joseph Fielding Smith
In honor of the month of love I will be posting a quote concerning love everyday up until Valentine's Day. Quotes fromhere.
Brittany and Christian first met in a BYU singles ward in 2006. They were married June 1, 2007 in Oakland, California. Lilly decided to join the family on Black Friday, November 27, 2009. Little Finn followed March 6, 2013 and Sophie April 4, 2014. We now live in Spring, Texas.