Monday, March 7, 2016

Utah getaway

One week ago we escaped to Utah to visit our families and the snow, and it was a glorious getaway! This is the first time since we moved to Arizona that Eric was able to go back with us and we LOVED having him all to ourselves for a few days! We lost track of the days (isn't that the best part of vacation? Not having to worry about time?), took a few photos on my phone and snapped a lot of our silly fun (I'm courtneybrink on snapchat!) then lived in the moment and enjoyed every second of our vacation!

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The first half of our trip was spent at a cabin in Brianhead, our annual snowboarding trip with my family! One of my favorite moments was finally meeting my niece, Ella! James doesn't usually show much interest in other babies since he is used to Mia- I think older kids are more exciting to him. But when he saw Ella he went crazy! It's like he missed her since their hangs in heaven ;) Anyway, we were hoping for fresh snow but we were greeted with sun, blue skies and warm weather all weekend. We weren't complaining though! Playing in the snow without getting cold is almost as good as fresh powder ;)


My mom is amazing and watches the babies while we all go off and play! It's the best set up and we are so lucky! I loved going boarding and having that play time with Eric, then feeding the babe throughout the day whenever we wanted/needed! Time with just us is quite rare so we definitely had a lot of fun snowboarding together!


Mia was begging to go outside every chance she could, she LOVED the snow! It was so fun watching her play in it. She couldn't move around fast enough with her snow boots, so she would scale the snow in a way that looked like she was swimming across it, ha ha!
Brianhead offers tubing runs and we thought she would love it! One morning Eric, my mom, Mia and I got tickets and off we went! Mia was SO excited during the lift ride up the hill, but she had to sit in the tube by herself and when they pushed her down, her tube turned so that she went backwards the whole time. Poor Mia did NOT like that :( I felt so bad that it wasn't a good experience for her. I know she couldn't ride with us for safety reasons, but I still feel bummed because I know she would have LOVED that! Next year we will just buy our own tubes/sleds and take her ourselves (we took her sledding last year and she loved it!) and make our own fun! But the adults sure had fun!
When we weren't playing in the snow, we were busy stuffing our faces (non stop) and playing games! It was such a fun weekend and we look forward to it each year!

Blanket c/o Oliver + Kit

The last half of our trip was spent with Eric's family and we loved every second of it. We got to see the whole family and play with cousins, plus some one on one time with grandma and papa! Eric was thrilled to work on his old Jeep (he can't wait to have his projects over flowing our garage, or shop if he has it his way, when we buy a home!) And of course we kept eating more than our fair of good food :) What more can you ask for when going home for a visit?!

14 comments:

Jenn said...

Aww, it looks like it was a fantastic getaway! Love all of the photos--they show true happiness :)

Erin LFF said...

What a fun little getaway! So nice that you got the perfect mix of time with just your hubby, and time with all your family and babies too!:)

P!nky said...

Looks like so much fun, lady! Love all the family time!

Caroline @ Windy City Chic said...

There is some serious cuteness overload in this post!! Your niece in her little outfit, oh my gosh!! SOO cute. :-) I'm glad that you had a fun time with your family too. :-)

Nikki said...

Sounds like it was a great vacation!

According to Kiki said...

I loved watching these snaps! The tubing looked so much fun! (:

Brittany said...

This sounds like a perfect vacation! I can't get over your little ones with their cousin. So, so sweet. I bet she'll absolutely love snow tubing next year! I'm definitely going to find you on Snapchat!

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

What a fun weekend! So nice that you got some time with Eric...you guys probably really needed that!

Kirsty and Seth said...

What fabulous photos, it looks like you all had an amazing time. I would love to learn to snowboard at some point! James is getting so big, what a cute boy!

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Evelina said...

I loved watching your snapchats from Utah! The tubing looked like so much fun even if Mia didn't exactly agree!

Mandie said...

I love the picture of all the babies together! It looks/sounds like a really great time. Too bad that Mia didn't enjoy her first tubing adventure. :(

Laura. said...

Beautiful photos!

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Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

eating all the food is one of the best parts of a vacation! feed me feed me. Loved all your snaps too!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Sounds like you guys had an amazing vacation!!! I loved seeing all your snaps. You all looked SO happy!

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