My friend Emily said it best when she told me “The more kids we have, the more we feel the need to get away together.” I loved that, and feel the exact same way.
When adventure knocks on our door, we Millers try to never turn away. When adventure doesn’t knock, we go out and look for it. Just after our trip to California, we decided to head to Salt Lake. One of the reasons we love where we live is that we are pretty close to everything, 6 hours to the beach, 4 hours to Salt Lake, a couple of hours from Vegas, a couple from the mountains. It makes our wanderlusting very easy to achieve. And to be honest – we love road trips. I have learned this about myself over the years – I love the simpler things in life, and road tripping with my family just gets me right in the happy.
We have a summer bucket list going and we are trying to get everything knocked out before school starts. The girls wanted to stay in a hotel at some point over the summer, and we decided this would be the time. We usually visit family on our travels, so this was a special treat for the girls. We stuffed our family of 6 into that hotel room (still pinching myself these are all my kids!) for the weekend and had a blast. Farmers markets, shopping, pampering, park city, cousin time.. We enjoyed every last drop.
We stopped at the Beaver cheese factory on our way up and had ice cream on the lawn. This was one of my favorite moments of the trip, and just now as I’m posting these, Stella said “Oh mom, that place was my favorite! Can we go there again soon?” If that isn’t a good reminder to stop and smell the roses more often, I don’t know what is. ;)
I finally got to enjoy some Ruby Snap cookies! My goodness they were delicious! The lemon blueberry had to be my favorite.
We made our way up to Park City market on Sunday and one of my sisters came up with her family. We had so much fun, I love Park City and street markets are my kind of thing.
We adventured our way through Ikea to finalize our bathroom remodel plans and get some creative juices flowing.
Stella thinks she needs a sewing room now… and a sewing machine to start. ;)
On our way home, we drove through Provo and stopped at the new temple. My goodness, it is so beautiful and quaint. It has the neatest energy around the temple grounds. We loved every bit of it.
Summers with a minivan full of my own family will go down as my favorite favorite season of life. I know good seasons are to come when this one ends, but I’ll hold this one close to my heart forever and ever and ever.