So Tuesday after school we headed down to Cedar. Wednesday morning we woke up and headed to sunny perfect weather St. George. While I went for a run along the Virgin River Jason and Brad went to breakfast, took a nap, and hung out. Then we went to Chuckawalla to do a little rock climbing. It was an absolutely beautiful perfect day. I don't usually post videos on here.... but this one is too perfect!!! It just shows how Brad really is the best baby in the entire world. Because A. He just sat in his stroller and hung out while we climbed. B. He responded perfectly!!! (Yes, in the video I accidentally say that it was Thanksgiving when it was really the day before Thanksgiving)
Anyway, after Chuckawalla we decided to go to Zion. Zion has turned into a pretty crowded place most of the time. Thanksgiving is the PERFECT time to go. Hardly any crowds and no stupid shuttles. It was a bit chilly but it was amazing!
We decided to hike to Emerald Pools because Jason has never been and at least half of the trail is stroller friendly.
It was awesome.
Our Thanksgiving plans kinda changed last minute but luckily for us Brad still got to hang out with his closest cousin in age, Max. It was wonderful to be with Craig and Marcie and to see Max and what Brad will be like in 6 months. It's crazy how relative things are. We were thinking of how big Brad is... and then when he got around Max Brad seemed like such a baby.
And then it was off to San Diego we went! Because we needed to reunite Brad and his Grandma.... it had been far too long.
Startin' 'em young!
I love this set of pictures of Brad trying to smile and clap even with the bright sunshine.
I am so bummed I didn't take any more pictures. The rest of the weekend was rainy and windy so we spend most of our time inside talking and of course eating a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with Jason's parents, grandparents, Wendy and Mike, Jennifer and Jake, and Jonathan. It was wonderful.
Then early early Monday morning we started the trek home. We left at 5 am. And here is what Brad looked like most of the time.
Not kidding when I say perfect Baby. He slept from Fallbrook to Stateline. He was actually pretty whiny from Stateline to Vegas. We let him play in the back seat while we got gas and ate breakfast in Vegas. He slept from Vegas to Cedar. He played hard in Cedar. He fell straight to sleep when we left Cedar and didn't wake up until we got to Orem....
Which would have been perfect............... except we hit the Winter Storm Carmagedon of 2016. It started dumping snow. It was the peak of rush hour. And long long long story short it took us 1.5 hours to travel the last 20 miles home. Man were we glad when we finally pulled into our drive way and saw our cute Christmas tree glowing in the front window.
Like all other Thanksgivings I just feel so completely blessed to get this wonderful life I live.