Saturday, July 9, 2011

Collett Family Vacation!!

I am so far behind on our blog....I will just have to start up again with our recent happenings. We got back from our first family vacation to Utah this week! Dan had 2 weeks off of work and ever since he finished school in December he has been itching to go on a road trip! It was definitely a new experience for Dan and I. We had never been a road trip together with kids. We stopped 2 times to feed Declan and 2 times to clean up Kaylee... because that is how many times she threw up on the drive up. So fun! We got some Dramamine for the drive home and that seemed to do the trick. We also brought along an extra large bowl just in case though. Look at us fast learners!! :) Our time in Utah was fun and filled with lots of adventures!! We stayed with Dan's sister and her family who live in West Jordan. While we were in Utah we were able to visit Dan's mission president and his wife. They travel around a lot so the timing was perfect and we were glad that we could see them. We also were able to meet up and have dinner with one of Dan's friends from his mission. It was fun to chat with him and his adorable family and get a tour of their gorgeous new home! We took a trip up Provo Canyon one day and had a picnic. One of my roommates from my freshman year of college met up with us. It was so great to see her and to meet her husband and her 2 sweet girls! I hadn't seen her for over 7 years and it was so great to chat and catch up!!! We were also able to go to my MTC companion's home and have a BBQ. She has 2 cute little girls and 1 of them is around the same age as Kaylee. They had fun playing together in the sandbox and on the swing set in the backyard! The food was delicious and it was so fun talking about our mission and updating each other about what has happened in our lives since then. On our last full day in Utah we were able to go to Temple Square. Our time at Temple Square didn't last long because Kaylee was being crazy but I am glad that were able to go. We also spent time at the park and did some shopping! I was introduced to the store Hobby Lobby while I was there...such a dangerous place to shop at. It's good that they don't have one in San Diego or I would be there all the time!!! We were also introduced to a yummy place called Yogurtland. They have Yogurtland in San Diego but we had never been before! So delicious! Overall it was a fun trip and we are hoping to make it a yearly family tradition. Here are some pictures from the trip. We didn't do the best job taking pictures and sorry they are out of order but ENJOY! :)




















2 comments:

Peter and Mandy said...

What a fun trip! You are so brave to spend that much time in a car with children.

susie said...

Gretchen, I love that little look into your life. And your little kids are so cute! I still love the name Declan.