We stayed in UT a full 8 days & most of them were before Christmas which was great. It was really nice just being with mom, dad, & Mamoo & then Justin & Cari & their kids. It was peacful, it was beautiful, & it was just a perfect Christmas vacation.
It was great for my kids to just love on my mom & dad who they hardly ever see. And my kids fell in love with Justin's dog, Rex, all over again. (I'll admit, I kind of love their dog too. He's SO STINKIN CUTE!)
One thing Trek & I got to do together was go to the new Provo Utah City Center Temple. When I was in the Utah Valley Children's Choir whcn I was 9, we used to sing in this tabernacle for all of our concerts. I also went the the Utah Valley Symphony concerts every year as a tween & teenager in this building. I still remember watching the news when the tabernacle burned down by an accidental fire. I was devastated. It felt SO sad that a building that meant so much to me during my childhood was gone forever.
When they announced that it would be completely rebuilt & transformed into an LDS Temple I cried & cried & cried. It made me SO happy that such a beautiful building was being fixed & made even more beautiful than it was before. As Trek & I went inside to do temple work, I was full of emotions the entire time. I'm SO happy we got to go while we were there for Christmas.
My brother Justin also recommended a wonderful Children's Museum at Thanksgiving Pointe in Lehi. It was AMAZING. We spent a few hours there & the kids loved every second of it.
They had an entire wing dedicated to weather, so Taya was in heaven. She's SO determinded to become a meteorologist. The kids really liked watching the tornado form.
There was an area that taught about erosion, water, earthquakes, & a hurricane wind blower. I think the kids had fun with the hurricane wind blower. ha ha ha.
They had a wing that was a town full of cute activities the kids could play with. Taya really enjoyed the "play" area. It was filled with backdrops, costumes, music, lights, & you make up & act out plays. She was there FOREVER.
Bladen loved the climbing gym. He got to the top as fast as he could & just kept going up & down & up & down again. My little climber.
Craiger & Canyon liked the music room with me. There were different instruments they could play including a piano that played with bubbles.
It was a really fun museum. I think the kids had a great time, & I enjoyed our time there too.