looking up from underneath

The last half of our trip was spent in Gilbert with the Lines. The week included the childrens museum with Bek and her girls, lunch with Grandma Lines, lots and lots of Olympic watching with Tim and Lori, swimming with Burry every morning, shopping with Lacey and Lexis, meeting sweet baby Margo, a session at the Mesa Temple, a ride in Tim's fancy new car, missing Laurice and her boys way too much, and an attempt at night splash with Brent and Lacey in which we got totally denied so did some tricks off the diving board instead (Hey Brent! You made the blog!)

We stopped in Flagstaff for a day and night to hang out with Jess, Darrel, and Eli. We went on a hike, perused through downtown Flag, cracked up at Eli, had THE BEST thai food and stayed up late talking and eating muddy-buddys.

The next morning we took off to Cedar City and saw my cousin Nick play Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird in the Utah Shakespeare Festival. (watch a clip from his show here. No really, go watch it.) My 14 year old cousin Nick, mind you. We we're so blown away by his performance. I am beyond glad we got to see it and I bawled like a baby throughout most of it. We got to visit with my Uncle Matt's family, my Uncle Scot, and my Denhalter grandparents.

We like Arizona. And our family. (And our own bed, turns out.)


communikate. said...

I'm so jealous you got to meet the famous Miss Margo (and see Angela of course!)

I love the Cedar City Shakes fest. I have so many memories of walking over from my grandparents house to SUU and attending the green show and buying humbug suckers from the cute vendors. Man, I miss home so much sometimes.

Speaking of home, it's funny how even though we only live in AZ for like ten months I feel like I left a part of me there when we moved. Or maybe I just left it at La Grande Orange or Bahamma Bucks. (Those were the high points of our stay.) :)

And this is a NOVEL! You're welcome.

post script: We have an air mattress waiting for you in hillsboro when ever you decide to show up. I'm not even kidding either.

Brittany said...

I love that Utah Shakespeare Festival. The talent there is a little shocking. And To Kill a Mockingbird? AAAAAA. I'd bawl too. No shame.

Your photos are stunning, per usual. Teach me your photography ways.

Ezra, Kian & Eden said...

Boy oh boy! You guys sure partied it up in AZ. :)
Glad you had such a nice break.
Now back to work!

The Webbs said...

so much fun!! i love all the pics, and the nieces and nephews are to die for! love them-love you-love it all. now come back!

laura. said...

It's really too bad that you stink at taking photos Kate. You AZ trip sounds like a blast, I'm only kinda jealous.

Chelsea said...

FUN! you are so good at fitting in so much during your visits! no wonder you don't have time for me ;)

laurice. said...

awww...wished we were there!

mindy said...

How fun!! Good thing u got to go swimming lots in this heat! Great pics! Miss ya

angela hardison said...

looks like a beautiful trip. i just love your photos.

and so glad we got to see you. margo loved you - thanks for holding her so much :)

Bekah said...

Those are some cute little girls on the bike. We didn't see you nearly enough.