Birthday Week in St. George

Greg's last week at Skullcandy





The heavens smiled upon us for a 3 week break! Greg starts a new job today but he ended his job with Skullcandy at the beginning of April. His new employer knew we had just had a baby and so he told Greg that he didn't need to start the job immediately. So we ending up having him stay home for 3 weeks in between jobs and since I've been on maternity leave still, we've had lots of free time and it's been absolutely glorious! We knew we wanted to tackle a few home and personal projects, but we first wanted to make time for a vacation. My parents have a lovely home near St. George and they kindly said we could use it for a week, so we packed up and headed down! 

We had to pack quite a few more things than normal, now that we have a baby! We also had to make a few more stops so we could feed him and change his diaper on the way. But it was super chillaxing once we arrived. Every day was pretty much the same. We would both sleep in and play with Lars in the morning for an hour or so. He's so happy in the mornings after he's eaten so we like to just dote on him and take videos of him. Then we'd put him back down to sleep and eat breakfast and get ready for the day. When he woke, we'd go up to Snow Canyon and go on a hike with Lars in the carrier. After the hike we'd drive around the canyon and surrounding neighborhoods (we're working on a remodel, so we like driving through older neighborhoods and getting ideas for what we can do to our house) and then drive into town to get lunch somewhere. When we got home, we would take turns taking naps. One person would take a nap while the other would watch Lars and their favorite shows on TV. We usually watch TV together which means we have to find shows that we both like. But this was a nice change to have alone time so I could watch lots of Keeping up with the Kardashians and he could watch Top Gear and Grand Tour (auto shows). Then we'd go on a walk or run an errand. Then we'd make dinner and/or a baked good, puts Lars down to sleep, take the video monitor out to the hot tub, and then watch a movie. It was an absolute dream! We've been to my parent's house many times but it's usually for a long weekend so we don't get as much time to just chillax. 

A few other notable fun things. Greg had a good time driving the Razr around. The car seat wouldn't fit so he had to go on a solo trip. They are street legal down there so he had fun driving around and finding dirt trails to visit on his dirt bike at a later time. I enjoyed taking some walks with Lars while listening to my podcasts and trying to show him my favorite desert flora. He prefers sleeping right now, but I'm sure he'll be into it next time! We also re-watched some of our favorite episodes of Great British Baking Show and he some of our own baking. Greg made biscuits using his own starter, I made focaccia bread, and we made eclairs together. He also smoked some pork that was delicious! 

We celebrated my birthday while we were there and it was lovely. We got some tacos for lunch and then went to Neilsen's custard. Greg kindly took care of a fussy baby and a major diaper change in the car while I went in and got our order. We also celebrated my birthday earlier in the week with my parents in Lehi. We got sushi and Lars was a dream baby while we ate. And then we bought some Vans slip-ons for me at the outlets. Greg loves his slip-on Vans so now we're matching. :) When we got home from St. George, my mother-in-law made a lovely dinner for us to celebrated my birthday and Easter. Another wonderful year of life with the people I love! 

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