Utah, Beauty and Majesty

Utah, Beauty and Majesty

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Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway

I am from New Mexico and one of the main things I missed from home when we were in Oklahoma was the mountains. There is no shortage of mountains here in Utah. The majesty and beauty of the mountains in every season has blown me away. I have hiked them in the summer, watched their color turn and glow through the fall. I watched them transform in to white wonders in the winter. I am so glad I was able to catch a glimpse of spring before I set off to Tennessee.

Although I admired the beauty outside my doorstep everyday, driving through the state of Utah gives you such a sense of wonderment. Utah has so much to offer when it comes to outdoor views. They have everything from rich forests and majestic mountains to vast desert with wondrous rock formations. Utah is one state that is truly captivating.

We aren’t in Utah anymore

We aren’t in Utah anymore

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Sorry, I have been MIA for the past few weeks. So much was going on and I wanted to write, I just couldn’t find the time. First huge update, we left Utah! I wasn’t sure how I would feel about leaving because I absolutely fell head over heels in love with Utah. Tennessee is pretty darn alluring in itself, so I have not felt that empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. I am just glad it was Tennessee we were sent to and not Oklahoma! Don’t get me wrong, I liked Oklahoma, but after being in Utah with all the mountains, the last thing I wanted was flat plains.

Other big changes, we are almost done with our homeschool year, 3 subjects down, 2 to go! We do year round, but I know Jules is happy to be able to say she’s done. This year of homeschooling has been our best year yet! I feel like we finally settled into it and I stayed organized and on top of everything! I love being organized. Jules was super focused on school this year and I really think she should feel accomplished! On the other spectrum, I am also really proud of my stepdaughter who just graduated 8th grade back home in New Mexico! I can’t believe I have a high schooler now! Oh geez.

Life keeps throwing some curve balls but I have been able to hit them, thanks to The Lord! We made it to Tennessee and we are all ready for our new adventures in this wonderfully beautiful place!

PS. My husband took the photo in this post.

Spring Break

Spring Break

We had the pleasure of hosting this years spring break family trip. We had a blast in Provo, Park City, Draper, and Salt Lake City.

family at Moochie's

Moochie’s was amazing, I had the Eggplant Parmigiana sandwich, everyone else had  Philly Cheesesteak. Everyone gave it a thumbs up!

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is amazing, my boys could stay in there for hours looking at all the fish. They also have birds, butterflies, and sloths!

family at aquarium
Family in the mouth of a beast

We also took a short drive up to Herriman, Near South Jordan, to see The Real UP House! Its a replica home from the Disney-Pixar movie, UP. We couldn’t go in, as it is a private residence, but it was still pretty cool to see.

The Real UP House