utah in the spring is magic or heaven or nearly perfect...we are soaking up every single minute of it. this park, which may just have one of the most stunning views, didn't disappoint. it's a couple doors down from where matthew grew up, and even where i filmed a portion of a documentary about young adults across america a couple years before we had met. i think it will always be one of my favorite parts of utah (excuse the nostalgia, we're getting down to decision time for where we want to go to law school and we're going back and forth about staying or leaving!)
the girls are a sight to see at the park. gracie is happiest when she's running- i mean the joy just comes straight out of her. she puts her head back and her arms out and she runs and runs. if i close my eyes i can see it in slow motion, just like a movie. i think when she's grown and i remember her as a little girl, that's what i'll remember. wild and free gracie.
maddie is...i'm not sure we have the words. so sweet you could squeeze her and then the very next moment...oh, she's just a piece of work. she was upset the other day and wanted me to hold her, which i of course obliged. she then demanded that gracie hold one hand and matthew hold the other...she actually demands it, "gracie hold my hand, right now!". we sat surrounding her while gracie soothed her saying, "don't worry, gracie's here. we love you moo moo" (it's so funny hearing gracie tell maddie the same things i say to her)- and that is our maddie in a nutshell. she loves to be loved, and i'm not sure she ever has to ask for it, everyone around her is willing.
we are gearing up for a big weekend, filled to the brim...gracie could hardly sleep she is so excited!
do you know how much giggling it takes to jump? a whole lot.
as gracie would say, "we are the silliest of all the sillies"
if you look close you can see maddie mid jump!
watch for the girls shorts (found here) to go on sale...they have the best adjustable waist and wash up so well! their dragon fly necklaces have been a big hit (and they're on sale!). i feel like it's sometimes hard to find a great black top for kids, wunway came through again here. my favorite white jeans can be found here...and my summer vest here.