photos from st. george, utah!

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this trip was such a special one. these photos pretty much speak for themselves, we obviously couldn’t get enough time in the pool and incredible outdoors. someone teach me how to be in two places at once, because if i could have a foot in nyc and a foot in that red rock desert for the rest of my life, i would. i think it’s safe to say my kids are on the same page with this one. ;)

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this photo is probably my favorite one of all of them because their faces are priceless. and i know what each of these faces means because i tend to know their faces so well, so maybe that is why it’s an extra special photo.

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conrad kept doing whatever i was doing in the water, so we did some twinning dance choreography to express our “don’t splash” moves to eleanor who loves to splash at us. i don’t know why he thought this was so funny, but we all were cracking up by the end of it because of his giggle.

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felt only right to go to swig as frequently as i possibly could while on this trip. their cookies are my favorite. the chocolate chip especially. i need to learn how to chill a cookie so it’s so cold and hard but still really chewy and soft at the same time?! whatever they do to it, someone tell me! i need to know. already going through withdrawals.

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these kids were so excited to play tennis with their grandparents and papa and show them all their new tricks and moves they learned during the week of tennis camp this summer.

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and conrad, who didn’t participate in tennis camp this summer, also showed off his mad tennis skills which mostly consist of picking up the balls and running them to the net full force to throw it to the other side. you can’t do this unless you are holding a tennis racket with one hand though, apparently. it also helps to yell as loudly as you can as you run toward the net. i love this kid so much. he makes me laugh all day long and it’s truly a talent. ;)

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also, tennis on tip toes? another talent. for sure.

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this view, these colors. i’m still not over them.

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this photo is from our first night in st. george. the kids were all ready for bed but just couldn’t leave granddad alone! look at conrad’s face! they were up so late that night because they were very happy to be with their grandparents and pretended they knew nothing about bedtime routines.

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i see a SHARK!!!!

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and now, back to the city grind! miss that sunshine and all that red rock already but excited to experience autumn in the city. while walking the kids to school this morning, new york finally felt like fall and i think i needed that feeling after such a great week in the desert to help pull me back and get me stoked for what is ahead. we’re going to need to go pick some apples and pull out all the sweaters this weekend to make it official.

until next time, utah! we’re ready for you, october!

  1. Vita Chiger

    You under bake the cookies (pull them out a few minutes early from the oven). They will look liquidy, but they will set and they will be chewy even when cold. Just remember to give them at least 10 minutes to set.

  2. sirma

    Lovely foto’s!!!
    They made me smile and miss my parents(i live 2500 away from them)

    Have a goed weekend…
    Xo

  3. the views behind that pool. i’ve never been to utah, but your trips there–especially this area–make me want to go in the worst way!

  4. Kate

    Beautiful pictures. I can’t get over how beautiful those views are! Totally relate to wanting to be two places at once. Something about looking at nature versus buildings really does calm me down. But I can’t leave the city life! Sounds like you had a great visit.

    Kate

    http://Www.mwdgaf.com

  5. Maelle

    i seriously can’t get over these gorgeous backgrounds: those red rocks, those pink skies i mean, stop it!! i visited the US this summer and went for the Pacific Northwest -which was beautiful, too – but now i’m seriously considering Utah for my next visit! Although, your upcoming pics of autumn in NYC might make me change my mind, too ;)

  6. Kim

    Wow the views from St. George are so pretty! Hope to visit Utah sometime in my life. Will probably need to get a hotel with a swimming pool to withstand the heat!

    Kim
    http://www.simplylovebirds.com

  7. I never leave your page without a smile on my face! every picture has so much joy in it its hard not feel the same :) x

  8. Oneida

    We are going to St. George next week! We are planning on the children’s museum, a hike, and maybe the pumpkin patch? Would love any of your recommendations for a family with kids age 4 and 6…plus coffee shop s and casual places to eat! We will be staying right down the road from the museum 😊

    • josh

      Hi Oneida! There are several good places right up Main Street from the museum closer to Bluff. There is a pizza place with a wood burning oven, a restaurant cafe called Bear Paw that is popular and another cafe called Twenty Five Main known for desserts. Naomi liked visiting Swig. Try Irmita’s for Mexican! Or Cafe Rio?

  9. Amy D.

    What an exceptionally beautiful place! The pool and rocks and scenery are so beautiful!

    I’m glad you had a wonderful trip with your family!

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

  10. fefe

    I’ve never been out West but this looks straight up MAGICAL. Those mountains! That blue pool! The flowers!!

    Side note – Josh looks like a teenager in that photo with his Mom(?) So cute!

    http://objectsicantafford.com

  11. Oneida

    Thank you!!! I don’t know how to reply to comment replies haha

  12. Jessica

    Love your photos as always!! Can you share the source for your top in the photo with the cookies?! Love it!! :)