Thomas happily chillin' with daddy
Maybrie enjoying her LATE McDonald's dinner in our hotel room
We all slept quite well and enjoyed a yummy continental breakfast the next morning before getting back on the road. We made great time and the kids were very well-behaved. We stopped at temple square in Salt Lake and met up with my sister Noelle and her son Howie. We were excited to show Maybrie some of the sites now that she is actually understanding some of what we teach her during Family Home Evenings. When we pointed out the Conference Center to Maybrie we told her that that is where the prophet spoke to us during conference the week before. As we walked across the temple grounds Maybrie said, "I want to go see President Monson. He's my friend!" It was so sweet. Definitely a proud parent moment!
Me and Maybrie at the Christ statue in temple visitor's center
Our whole family
Noelle, Howie, Me, Thomas & Maybrie in front of the fountains at City Creek Center
We walked through the incredible new City Creek Center... it is truly a beautiful place. I love the sound of running water everywhere. We only went into the Disney store, which was absolutely magical to Maybrie and then grabbed a bite to eat at the food court.
The creek running between all the shops
Water feature outside the food court
In front of the reflection pool at the Salt Lake temple
We took the kids to the children's Book of Mormon exhibit at the Church History museum. Maybrie LOVED it! It was a great interactive place to play. She, Howie, and Thomas had a lot of fun.
Maybrie and Howie having dinner with the missionaries
Thomas harvesting crops!
Picking vegetables from the garden
Howie and Maybrie driving the truck
Maybrie learning to Mexican dance
Howie relaxing with the animals
Playing in the back of the pick up truck
After a fun afternoon in Salt Lake we drove the final hour stretch down to my parent's house in Orem. We ate pizza and visited with family. We also got to visit with one of my dear childhood friends Kristi-Lynn and her family who were in town from NYC. It was fun to catch up and meet her newest addition Colton.
Ashley, Kristi-Lynn & Me