Park City, Ut
Bracken and mom on the ski lift, heading up to ride the Alpine Slide in Park City
Look how happy I am...before I did my auto-mom-kid-count and looked behind to see a small blonde child had been left behind at the bottom of the lift. That's right, I left my 2 year old alone at the bottom of the ski lift. She just stood there by the ski lift operator (though he didn't notice) watching the rest of her family ride up the mountain. Cooper and Spencer were on the chair ahead of us with Tate, I had Bracken, Kelly had Abbie, and Justin had...the camera? It was no one's fault she got left but it was totally terrifying because I knew that by the time we got to the top of the mountain and over to the slide, plus the time it would take to get back down, that it would be at least 35 minutes that she was alone. By the time we realized she wasn't with us we were up too high to jump off the lift but we still had a long ride up the mountain. Thank heaven for cell phones because we started calling anyone we could think of, Alpine Slide security went to voicemail (honestly, what's the point of having an emergency number that goes to voicemail?), I panicked and called Jessie (she wasn't even with us so I don't know how that was supposed to help), and finally the Marriott hotel that's on the mountain. The hotel immediately sent their security over to look for her. I felt a little better once they assured me they would find her. However, when we got to the top of the lift, Justin and I jumped off at the first possible chance and he took off running for the slide while I talked to the lift operators (teenage idiots) at the top. They spoke to the guys at the bottom via walkie talkie and told them a little girl had been left at the bottom and that "if they happened to see her to tell her her family would be down soon". WHAT???? This isn't like leaving a water bottle at the gym guys!!! Two year old's don't know to just hang out and wait for their parents. Clearly these guys had no grasp of the correlation between age and capability levels of small children. Exasperated, I took off for the slide also. By the time I got down to the bottom Justin was already with Ruby, Marriott security had found her standing nearby watching the carousel riders. When Justin got to the bottom she was standing next to a big security guy with her head hung low staring at the ground. I think he made her a little nervous. Terrifying experience but all's well that ends well.
After the slide fiasco we headed to the Alpine coaster, which we had never done before, soooo fun!! Tate and Cooper loaded in and ready to go.
When we are in Park City we HAVE to stop in at The Rocky Mountain Fudge Company for our favorite gourmet apples.
What a poser! Literally. Bracken quickly realized that he could get great reactions out of his uncles when he acted...well...fruity.
Some of the most amazing women I know! Two of my mom's sisters, three of my beautiful cousins, me, and Jess. I love them all!
From one party to the next, celebrating Tate's birthday at the Park with the Allen side. Good times!
The next day we headed to the splash pad in Alpine and had a great time.
hmmm, obviously I was there with the camera but it seems that this is quite dangerous and maybe I should have been pulling their faces out of the water
Wheeler Farm. New day, new adventure.
This is the house that I fell in love with and stalked...well technically it's Jessie's dream house, which I stole and made my dream house. It's directly across from the Draper temple up on the mountain with beautiful city views and a big pool in the backyard. Justin and I went back several times and walked all around the outside. It's a vacation home to a family that lives in Switzerland. One night when we went back the front door had blown wide open and the alarm was going off, it took all my willpower to not do a walk-through. Someday you can all visit me here.