Wednesday, July 22, 2015

snapshots from Utah

At the beginning of the month Mia and I spent 8 days in Utah visiting family! I shared about our 4th of July but haven't talked about the rest of the trip yet. We had the best time visiting the Brinkerhoff and Crowley grandparents, we were spoiled rotten! I didn't take many pictures (I never do when we are visiting family, why is that?!) but I thought it would be fun to share a few more highlights from our trip through photos!

We had too much fun at the Brinkerhoff's! Mia played hard with her cousins, loved on the kittens, experienced fireworks at home for the first time and soaked up all the lovin' she could get!
Dress c/o Lularoe Laura 
Mia figured out how to ride the scooter by herself, and got that leg up as high as she could each time, ha ha!
She carried the kittens around as if they were an accessory, ha!

We took Mia boating with my parents and younger brother and Mia LOVED it! This is her 3rd summer out on the boat and each time is better than the last! It was a cloudy, cool morning (I don't even know if it was 80 degrees? And we are used to 100 degrees for swimming, ha!) but that didn't stop us from swimming in the perfect, glass like water (I was seriously SO tempted to wake board, ah!) Mia's lips were turning purple so I asked if she was ready to get out, "no, mom!" and go wrap up in a towel and cuddle, ".... yeah, mom! Let's go cuddle!" She's never said that to me before and it was the cutest! I'd go boating every day if I could just to get that response from her!
This picture cracks Eric and me up! Sweet, cuddle bug Mia is trying real hard to act like she's not enjoying these snuggles! :)

My dad plays the guitar in the orchestra at Tuacahn so we were super excited to have a girl's night with my mom and go watch the show that my dad is playing in, When You Wish. It's a collection of Disney acts (Little Mermaid, Mulan, Tarzan, etc) and it is the CUTEST! Mia sat on the edge of her seat the WHOLE time (aside from the few minutes on my mom's lap) and clapped enthusiastically at the end of each scene. I've been dying to take her to a show at Tuacahn ever since she was born, and this was the perfect one to take her to for the first time! She was absolutely perfect, especially considering this didn't even start until an hour past her bedtime. I'm so glad we had the opportunity to go!
Mia is obsessed with Ariel so we couldn't resist meeting her after the show! I didn't know how Mia would do considering it was HOURS past her bedtime, but she was adorable! She walked up and gave Ariel a hug then just stared at her while trying to pick at her outfit (the very next photo after this one is Mia reaching for the flower in Ariel's hair, ha ha) Ariel was adorable with Mia and I swear my heart was going to burst because I knew how much Mia was loving this! Makes me SO excited to take her to Disneyland!

So, not nearly enough pictures to show off the amazing time we had with our families, but we were so lucky to spend that time with them! Of course the very best part was coming home to daddy! We missed Eric like crazy and can't wait until we can all take a trip to Utah together!

17 comments:

Kelly Linn Feller said...

Aww, the kittens! I bet she loved them :) Looks like such a fun trip you guys had!
XO, Kelly

Lauren Scorzafava said...

Great snaps! Looks like so much fun!

xx
Lauren Elizabeth
Petite in Pearls

Brittany said...

A boating day sounds absolutely wonderful to me, especially if it ends in cuddles. Too cute! That's awesome that your dad plays guitar in an orchestra! I'm sure she loved seeing all the characters. I can't even imagine how cute she'll be at Disneyland!

Erin LFF said...

I love that picture of her on the scooter hehe- she is big stuff these days!! ;) And what a fun show to see your dad play in!!

Karra said...

GIRL. You've gotta figure out how to make your comments show up in my inbox!! I keep missing all your comments :( but that dress on Mia in the first picture is GORGEOUS. I love it so much!! and yay for cuddles, Rae won't hold still for a minute lately.

Living out of Wedlock said...

The pics you did are perfect and you were probably too buay enjoying family time! I bet she was so excited at that show, love the pic of her and Ariel!

P!nky said...

Oh my goodness, it looks like such a wonderful time. Lil kids and the water are socute and her face is so funny in that cuddling picture, haha.

How amazing he plays for the orchestra, that is so fun! Mia and Ariel are so sweet, she's gonna love Disneyland!

Allison Cooley said...

Isn't it fun when you can finally do something you had been dreaming about doing with kids since you are pregnant with them. I want to take Brylee to some sort of a concert/show like Sesame Street love but I'm not sure how she would do..

Kelly Mock said...

She is just so so beautiful!

tina bumblebee said...

Aww these photos are so cute... glad you had such a good time. That 2nd photo of Mia, she looks SO OLD!!!! And I love your blue floral top :)

Ashley R said...

Her carrying that kitten is the cutest thing ever!

Mandie said...

Such great pictures. Looks like an awesome time. :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

Love the pictures. I am pretty sure Mia has the cutest clothes of any little girl I know too :).

Evelina said...

Ariel is my favourite princess! Love the photo :)

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Oh my gosh, Mia on that scooter! I'm impressed! And that leg up so high... so cute! Sounds like you guys had a blast in Utah!

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness it looks like so much fun! I love Mia and the little kitten and then her cuddled up with you--so adorable!

Sara Elizabeth said...

OMG. The kitty picture. LOL - love it!

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