Thursday, September 11, 2008

long drive, sweet peaches

Finally, Pictures:

I think I may be having technical difficulties, but, here are some pictures, Kris and baby and I went to Salt Lake for a few days, just to get out of the house. The above is a pic of a NASA display near Brigham city where Kris's dad lives.

Below is a picture of a pear tree just off the deck of Kris's dad's house, it is absolutely LADEN with fruit.
Here is Marin in her Jeep carrier, the day we left for Salt Lake. She was very content just to hang out with mama and help with chores. As you can see in the picture, she has a favorite spot to suck on:)

Here is Sadie, just lounging on the sofa. She'll sit on the window sill behind the cough in the sun and then jump down and stretch out on the rug.

Here she is on the sill behind the couch. This picture makes her look horribly fat, and she's really not. If I were her and I knew someone had posted a pic of ME looking fat, I would be pretty upset!

So, anyway. The las few days we have all been out of town. We went to Salt Lake and spent some time with family. We stayed with Kris's mom the first two nights and then drove up to Brigham City where Kris's dad lives for our last night.
It was so nice to get out of the house, and out of Las Vegas. I was so happy to see some rain! I do miss seeing rain every so often. And I saw grass and trees. Well, we do have trees here in Las Vegas, but they are certainly not indiginous (I know that's not spelled right) and they are transplanted weak little palm trees. I was so happy to see real, deciduous, strong and healthy, wet-with-rain trees :)
We were able to see Kris's bestamor (Norwegian for grandmother), she is serving in Salt Lake on a mission, and was very excited to see her "grand-granddaughter"!
When we went to Brigham City for our last night an ate at a tasty steakhouse for dinner last night, I had some Bison by the way, tastes essentially like beef I guess. It was amazing how much produce they grow up there. The place is like the fertile crescent of Utah I think! There are fruit and vegetable stands everywhere. Just the trees off the back deck of the house had so much fruit, I was amazed! I really liked it up there, a nice breeze, fresh produce from farm stands (it really is the best!), open spaces, very reminiscent of New York I think.
We were sad of course to come home today, but, life must go on. Marin did so well for the trip up and back, in her carseat I mean. I feel so bad for her, she can't change position, she just sits in one place. She cried for the last 20 minutes of the drive back today, she was ready for some food and snuggling, poor girl, I don't blame her.
She is still eating like crazy though. She's been a little stuffed up lately, so I've had to suck her nose out with the bulb syringe. Boy does she hate that. She screams! But, I get all the gunk out. She was so stuffy this morning, we brought her in the shower, and she sure did like that. She fell asleep in the my arms. Such a cute girl.
It's late, time for bed!


Tabitha said...

Oh I'm just dying to come and visit you! I don't know exactly when that's all going to happen. I wish I could get a teaching job! Love you!

Scooter & Emi said...

Hi!! I just showed Marin pictures to Scooter and asked him, "Do you know who that is?" "Baby Emily!" It took a few tries before I got him to consider that it might not be Emily. :)

I got to talk to your cute husband tonight!! He's such a charmer :) We talked for over an hour! I thought I was calling your phone, but was pleasantly surprised. Near the end it was hectic, poor guy... I was getting the kids into the tub and all... But still way fun. :D

Well, missy, keep the pictures of Marin coming. I can't hold her, so this is the closest that I get! One of these fine days we'll come to visit too... only we bring a lot of baggage with us... ha ha. :) xoxoxo