Friday, March 19, 2010

Utah Trip

Adam, Claire and I had a great time in Utah last week. We went out for the wedding of Adam's friend, Josh. It was a beautiful wedding, not only to see Josh and Kim so happy, but it was wonderful to be able to re-visit the feelings felt and the words spoken in the temple, which I haven't heard since our own wedding three years ago. Another highlight was the opportunity to reconnect with friends that we haven't seen in a long time. I actually love seeing Adam with his friends. Yes, he sometimes says/does things that he wouldn't with just me (which was certainly something I had to get used to when I first met said friends), but I now enjoy seeing him have fun with his friends. The fact that they are all married/engaged to wonderful women doesn't hurt, either.

The whole weekend was centered around visiting with old friends, and it was refreshing to visit with some of the people we care about the most (both Adams' friends and mine). While it is wonderful to see these people as they grow and change and move on to bigger and better things in their lives, I must admit that I feel a little nostalgic for the times when there wasn't distance and other obligations between us.

We were fortunate to have Erin join us in Salt Lake for the weekend. She watched Claire so that Adam and I could enjoy the wedding festivities. Erin and Claire quickly became "buddies". After the wedding, we headed down to Cedar City to spend time with my sisters, but not before spending some time on Temple Square.

I am still amazed that Adam and I were married in such a beautiful place.

Claire had a great time in Cedar City. First, she got re-acquainted with her Auntie Beth.

She then mastered the skill of climbing stairs.

She chased around one of the most patient cats in the world, and loved every minute of it.

Claire got lots of love from Mikey and Rori, and they shared some quality bath time together.

Rori, being 6 months older and wiser, taught Claire everything she knows. She told her about mom's shoes,

how to take care of a baby,

and how to be a friend.

Claire was also able to strengthen her love affair with ketchup at the In-n-Out. She was one happy girl.


Jennie said...

Oh man. I had the biggest craving for In N Out yesterday. I'm so jealous!

Also, I love your gray coat! It's so cute!

Beth said...

That sure was fun. We miss you. Rori keeps telling me how Claire used her towel and Mikey keeps asking where you guys are.
Let's be honest kids malled your kid.

Meg said...

I love the new blog format.

I loved seeing you.

I love your little Claire.

Move next door?

laurel said...

Josh? The Josh got married? Wow. I wasn't sure if that would ever happen.;)

Also, you were in UTAH and didn't even come by to say HI! Man, you got some making up to do.

Love you!

Glenda said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful time. And you are right, there is nothing like an "old" friend...this is even more evident the older you get...the pretenses are gone and you are just "you." Claire is adorable.

laurel said...

I hope you know I am really not upset about not seeing you. Of course, I would have loved to, but I totally understand, completely! So, know I was just expressing my love and that I miss you and just teasing you a bit. I don't expect an explaination, just cookies. ;)Hee hee hee

El Chambon said...

Claudia, thanks so much for posting the pictures. Steph and I had a blast despite the ticket, losing makeup (hers not mine), and then she threw up on the plane ride back. Other than that, completely fantastic. I'm really glad that these visits give me the opportunity to get to know you better. You really are the perfect woman for Adam. We can all tell and acknowledge it all the time. Thanks for posting the pictures it was such a blast. Thought of you guys today when we were in a board game shop. take care. Claire is super cute, btw.

Michelle said...

What beautiful pictures! I'm so glad you had such a great trip!!

laurel said...

HAve Adam check out our blog! Austin was in our state science fair. He did so well. He wants Adam (his brainiac) cousin to check it out! Love you guys!!!!!!!

hooli said...

That is one of the prettiest wedding dresses i have ever seen.
also, claire is such a cutie.

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