For the last six years or so, my mom has rotated through taking each of us three girls on a one-on-one trip.
I love those trips and they’ve been a highlight for me, but this year we decided that we’d do a trip with all four of us together.
Because Landen is pregnant with twins and in her third trimester, she couldn’t travel very far, so we opted to go to her in Utah.
My girls were on fall break, so instead of me just flying up to Salt Lake for a couple of days, we all drove up and spent a week with Bart’s family and then I snuck off for two days.
It was so fun being all together and we had a great time staying at the Little America downtown, trying new restaurants, checking out the insane foilage, almost dying when I did BBG with Merrick one morning, seeing The Heart of Robin Hood (so good!) and finishing with a surprise baby shower for Landen at my grandparents’ home.
It was also kind of a shock to go up to Utah and remember that other places have seasons.
My jackets, which have been quietly collecting dust in my closet for the last eight months, got a lot of use, and I actually got to wear sweaters. It was thrilling.
And then, my neighbor texted me and asked if I wanted her to turn on our air conditioner before we got home, and I used my frozen fingers to look up the Arizona weather on my phone and got a shock when I realized it was going to be 98 degrees when we got home.
Photos by Christie Knight Photography