The first weekend in September was our 1 year wedding anniversary (the first wedding, the real one!) We decided to go on a short vacation just to get away and spend some time alone (with crazy dog in tow...of course)
The next weekend we went to Utah! Oh yes, you read that right - because Utah is the vacation destination of the stars. But really, we went to Utah for SP's cousin's wedding. It was a pretty intense meet-the-entire-extended-family-in-one-fell-swoop sort of moment for me. But it was nice, and everybody was really sweet. And one thing Utah has going for it (to partially negate the fact that grocery stores don't sell liquor...what?!) it is really really beautiful in Utah. Like stunningly gorgeous (at least where we were near Salt Lake City - I suppose I can't speak for the whole state but I have a sneaking suspicion the whole state is beautiful as well). We got into town on Friday, hung out in the hotel and went to a family dinner. On Saturday we walked all around Salt Lake City - we saw the Mormon Temple (aka the castle), an AMAZING Catholic Church, and the state capital. And then of course...we went to a beautiful wedding!
|This should be everyone's response to getting married!|
|Cutie niece and nephews|
|My gorgeous sister in law|
|The extended SP fam bam|
The SALT FLATS! Super cool reflecty awesome.
The next weekend included a 6 year old's birthday. It involved a lot of ninja's, pizza and s'mores. So basically it was my dream birthday. I, however, took no pictures. Probably on account of the fact that it was dark, s'more making time.
The final weekend of September we celebrated SP's niece's baptism. A lovely day, celebrating a beautiful little girl! I don't have any pictures of the ceremony, as it was private and touching, but these are from the yummy lunch we had afterwards.
Baptism and Birthday presents! 8!
|Daughter, Mother, Grandma.|
|Little stinker Newphew|
|Grandma and her grandbabies|
And then my friends it was October. And I can't even tell you how happy I was to see that month change and to see my weekends clear up. It's finally cooling down too (it was only 80degrees today!) I'm pretty sure boots, scarves, coats, apples, cinnamon, and pumpkins are in my future. And I just can't wait!
Happy all things Autumn my friends!