September 26, 2011

Cedar City and Goodbye

William Shakespeare - gotta love him. The last week of my US adventure I went down to Cedar City with my parents and sister Mandie. My Dad had a conference and we all wanted to tag along to be able to go to the Shakespeare Festival. For those of you who haven't been it's a must-see, must do.  I love it and have gone many times over the years. It's a great atmosphere with the seminars and Greenshows and art exhibits every day and they put on an amazing and professional array of both Shakespeare and non-Shakespeare plays. 

Here are pictures of us watching a greenshow, Mandie with her sassy luggage and accessories, and a few showing how adorable Jaren was even for taking that long road trip. I could kiss that face all day long it's so cute!

I didn't get these photos in on earlier posts so I'll include them here as well. We went to Jeremiah's (oh my heavens just look at the size of that scone) to meet up with Varian's old mission companion Ben and his lovely wife Allison and their kids.


Here are some other adorable baby shots before our US trip ended. Seriously, bias aside, I think Jaren is one of the cutest babies I've ever seen. He's so happy and delightful I love him so much! (So in this timeline Reid doesn't exist yet, but be prepared for some gorgeous pictures of him coming up as well! He's already starting to do the big open mouth smiles like Jaren, but overall is just so sweet and tender.)


Of course we had to say goodbye to Costa Vida and their amazing Sweet Pork Salad with Lime Ranch Dressing or Sweet Pork Burrito with it's green chili sauce. Oh please, please, open up your franchise in Australia!!!

But even more than Sweet Portk - oh it's so hard to say goodbye to all my loved ones back home. I love seeing you and spending that time back home but oh it does make me miss you so much when I go back under. :{ Even writing these last blog posts have made me a bit homesick. Know I love you all and that I love hearing from you and I can't wait till I can see you again.

Here are some shots of my brother Ben and my parents dropping me off at the airport. I had to include the ones of me leaving even though they're a little fuzzy. I've got Jaren on my front, the diaper bag on my side, my back pack on my back, and wheeling my carry-on behind me. I am woman hear me roar! :)


Anonymous said...

We miss you too, sweet Niece-O-Mine!

Aussiemuminthekitchen said...

WAIT! You were HERE and we didn't know?! Sad!!! =(

Felicity said...

you are woman and I hear you roar :) now that you have your ergo's you'll be able to carry one boy on the front and one on the back :)

Mandie said...

Huzzah! (thought that was pretty Shakespearean) ;) I made the blog!