We left on Monday and drove to Spanish Fork to stay with James's Aunt Michelle. It was an uneventful but really long trip. 6.5 hours took 8 because of baby feedings, and he would not go longer than 2 hours between feedings!
We drove from Spanish Fork to Vernal and back the next day. I think it's the most gorgeous country I've ever seen, because I thought I was on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. I had only ever seen I-15 Utah, not the uninhabited parts. Driving into Vernal was actually pretty breathtaking. It's a beautiful little town in a pretty valley. It doesn't seem as small as I thought it would. James got to sign some papers and check out his school. We had a little picnic in the park, which was really nice, and then looked around a little bit for housing. We have a few pages' worth of places to call/look at. There is really no ghetto in Vernal, so that's good too. Getting somewhere to live is not going to be a problem. It just won't be cheap, and we might even be forced to upgrade to something nicer/bigger. Oh well... :)
We left from Spanish Fork the next morning and checked out the Bean Museum at BYU. It's pretty awesome! Then, it was on to Pleasant Grove to Cindy's house for lunch. It was much too short of a visit...I miss you, Cindy!
The drive home was a lot better than the drive down. We only stopped twice, not three times. Kenny was less fussy, and Joseph discovered the delights of Angry Birds, one of the few games that will restart for you so you don't have to push any special buttons. That makes it very toddler-friendly!
It was technically Joseph's birthday yesterday. He did get his favorite breakfast: doughnuts. We're celebrating tonight when his Grandma Head and a couple of her kids (Aunts & Uncles!) get here. I made some chocolate cupcakes with epic chocolate frosting. (Isn't it nice that Joseph can't choose what kind of cake he wants yet, so I get to choose for him?) It's been pretty busy today just catching up on housework and getting ahead all at the same time, but it's all good.
|at the park in Vernal|
|Vernal Jr. High|
|first Slurpee EVER!|
|the Vernal temple|
|Don't eat Joseph!|