October 23, 2009

Back from Utah


Yes I am back from my break in Utah and it was so lovely. I had a wonderful time at my sister's wedding. She was a beautiful bride and I just loved stepping in as an escort for her and dressing her in the bride's room of the Mt Timanogos Temple, just the two of us, on a Tuesday when no other brides were there. It was supposed to rain but we got lucky with just a bit of wind instead. I know my mother in heaven was helping us out there. I felt her near at least once. It was so great to see my sister so happy. It was also great to see the fall colors and the mountains that I adore.

While in Utah for 5 days I noticed the following

1-Utah county drivers are totally aggressive and rude.
2-Pregnant women at every turn (not a surprise).
3-More people buying beer and smoking than there used to be (surprise!).
4-I missed being around people of color. Coming home to the Baltimore airport was like coming home to my peeps. I love extroverted black people.

The best ever was coming home to my sweet husband who took time off from work to stay at home with the 5 kids. His comments to me were like the best turn on ever. (too much?). He said this to me: "Wow the laundry stacks up like crazy around here doesn't it? Oh and we need more laundry detergent stat!" He also said that he would be making a much better effort to be home early enough to have dinner together. Since I have been gone he has a new appreciation for how crazy the dinner hour can be and also how nice it is to sit down for a meal together. The things I have been complaining to him about now have new meaning since our roles were reversed for a week. And to think that before this he was actually thinking that it would be nice to take a break from the stress of work to be at home relaxing. Ha! I just love it when a man realizes how right his wife is.

Totally great!!!

I wish the same good fortune for my sister the bride.


8 comments:

Laurel C. said...

Your sister looks so much like you! What a neat experience to be able to be her escort in the temple. I'm glad you had a good time in Utah. Breaks like those are good for everybody.

And yes, Utah drivers are scary-agressive. When I was there in July I feared for my life. To drive anywhere there you have to keep your hands at 10 and 2 on the wheel, sit on the edge of your seat, keep your eyes bug-like open, and have ninja-like reflexes watching out for the crazies. And be prepared to be flipped off. Geez.

Shana said...

Always nice to get away... and just as nice to be home. yay to a hubby who learns.

Nice photo!

Kelly said...

Doesn't it remind you of driving in Korea Laurel? With the exception of the respect for pedestrians that is...

Kristina P. said...

You might have seen more people than just us white folks if you went a bit futher north.

Kelly said...

Really? That's interesting indeed.

Eileen said...

Kelly,

Your sister looks like you! I think Troy needs to take some time off of work so you can come to Washington! Tell him I need an escort through the Seattle temple.

Katie said...

Oh, that is just so so great! I love it when husbands realize and acknowledge how crazy taking care of a home and family can get.

I agree about Utah drivers. What is that all about anyway?

literaqueen said...

How could you have forgotten about crazy Utah drivers? Too long living East . . .