Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wisconsin Trip 2011

For Labor day weekend we went to Wisconsin! We left on the 1st of September. All 3 of us went plus my sister Elise. Layla did amazing on the plane this time. Now that she's 2 she has to have her own seat. So we brought her car seat with us. She fell asleep for most the ride and watched movies. We were very lucky to get cheap tickets to fly right into Madison. We rented a car and stayed at my mom's house. She has a new house now in Sun Prairie and it was my first time seeing it. It was weird to come home and not have the same house to go to.
The first night we were there we went out to eat at Pedros with my friend Megan and her family. She has a son Bradyn, who is very close to Layla's age. It was so great to have Layla and Bradyn see eachother again. This is what they looked like last time we visited Megan's family.

And now they have grown so big!

Our second day in Wisconsin hung around town. I showed Vaughn my old elementary school Royal Oaks! And some other fun things in Sun Prairie.

We ordered some pizza at Papa Murphy's that night. Mallorie drove us to go pick it up. Now that was strange. She can't be old enough to drive. We ate pizza and watch RIO. A little before the movie was done my sister Nicole, and her family got in. They were staying the weekend as well at my mom's. I was so very excited to see my neice and my nephews. Especially my newest nephew Emmet that I had not met yet.

The 3rd day my mom was an angel and took all the grandkids to the children's mesume and Vaughn and I got some time to ourselves! I took Vaughn down to Hilldale mall so I could get me some FannieMay chocolate. They don't have it in Utah. And we had lunch at The Great Dane! YUMMY! That night Vaughn and I went over to my best friend Melissa's house to meet her boyfriend. We of course made the ritual trip to Bowl a Vard and played some darts.

On Sunday we went to church at the Sun Prairie Ward. It was so neat to see so many people I havent seen in years. After church my brother Eric came up from Milwaukee and we all went to one of my favorite places in Madison, Olbrich Gardens!

The cousin's had a lot of fun together!

Monday, Labor Day, we went to the zoo. We had a picnic and then walked around to see the animals.

We unfortunately had to leave the zoo early because Layla needed a nap. We had to say good bye to Nicole and Steve and family since they were heading back to Iowa after the zoo. It was so wonderful to see them and their kids. It feels like it will be forever till the next time. Monday evening Vaughn and I went out to dinner with Melissa and her boyfriend again and my friend Korri and her husband Brian. It was so fun to be with my girls again!

That last day in Wisconsin was very hard for me. I did not want to go back to Utah and back to the real world. But I am so very thankful we got to go this year. I miss my family and friends so very much!


k said...

Jeanie, I didn't know you updated your blog until this morning! It felt so good to relive that wonderful time we had being altogether. I love and miss you all!

Courtright Family said...

We had such a fun time! The kids always point to Layla's picture on the fridge and talk about her. Love ya!