Friday, December 5, 2008

A Trip Home

This weekend Evan and I are leaving for Utah. I always love a trip "home." I have a whole list of things I want to do while in Utah and I'm realizing a lot of them have to do with food. In Price I have to get a fresh lime soda at Sherald's and a gyro and some cookies at the Greek Streak..and a visit to Salt Lake wouldn't be complete without a trip to Spaghetti Factory, Training Table or Taco Time (we only have Taco Bell out here). Of course there are other things on my list, the most important being having a good visit with friends and family.

With every trip home also comes some apprehension. No matter how much time we have when visiting, it is never enough to see all the people we want to see, do all the things we want to do or be all the places we want to be. I always leave there feeling like I disappointed someone, sad I didn't get to see more people and tired from running around.

Evan and I are going to Utah ahead of Bryan this year and he will join us a little closer to Christmas. That means Evan and I will have three full weeks in Utah even if Bryan has less than that. We are splitting our time equally between my family and Bryan's family, and I hope this year to finally find the right balance between enjoying the vacation and fitting in everything we want to do. This year, Bryan and I have talked about hosting a few get togethers so we can see more people than we usually get to, especially since we'll have a lot more time than usual. I am thinking a cookie exchange would be fun, too...any of my Utah friends interested?


Becca said...

Just let me know. Would be fun to get together with Jason's fam and Janice when she's in town

MelissaF said...

We would love to invite you all over to get together while mom and family are in town. Lets email and work out some details.

Traceyras said...

The cookie exchange sounds like fun...let me know when!

Becca said...

I make a mean peanut butter cookie!

TheWallinFamily said...

I hope you guys have a fun trip. I'm glad you get to stay so long. I know what you mean about it being exhausing. We were there for 2 weeks and it took a full 2 weeks when we returned to fully recover.

jfm said...

A get together with all "you girls" would be awesome. Kendra will be there some of the days we are too!
As for Greek food: Greek Souvlaki
(4thE&3S) in SLC is way better than Greek Streak!