Monday, April 15, 2013

back to reality

We said good-bye to my parents today and we are all a little sad about it. Apparently, a 10 day visit from my mom just wasn't quite long enough. No more lunches out, and I guess I better start vacuuming  and doing laundry again. (When you have house guests, do you completely neglect your house, too?)

We consoled ourselves by reading some new books on the couch. Oliver Jeffers is one of our favorite authors. We picked up this sweet book at the bookstore today and read it through twice in a row. Stuck is another good one.

Yesterday afternoon we finally took a little drive out to see the the new Gilbert temple. It seems to be moving right along. The little visitors center there is open for a few more months on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 2-6 pm (on weekdays, too, but I don't remember the details). The kids got to take home a piece of the granite used on the outside. It was a fun little trip and now my kids can't wait to go back for the open house.

What's happening at your house today?


  1. What a nice break and visit for you! We drove by the temple the other day and I was amazed at how big it was. I didn't know there was a visitors center- we might have to go back to see. I think hudson and Stella need another playdate soon. Let me know when you're ready.

  2. I just love your blog. Your family is so beautiful, and your take on motherhood is inspiring. I absolutely love your post "I just need a cape".

    We live nine months of the year in rural Alaska, where my husband is a school teacher, and we, too, are all about life at home. Dinners together, lots of unstructured time, remembering to slow down, and playing music... It's been lovely compared to how crazy life was when I was in the lower 48.

    Your reading a book twice in a row made me smile as being read to is my nearly-two-year-olds' favorite activity right now.

  3. I had no idea that there was a little visitor's center there! I will have to check that out very soon. So glad you shared that here. :)

  4. The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Jeffers - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.


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