Sunday, May 29, 2016


We crammed all our last minute to-dos for our last full day in Southern Utah. We started out by going to Pioneer Park. Can I just say Pioneer Park is probably my most favorite place of all time. It's SO FUN! 
My FitBit said I climbed 35 flights of stairs and this is why. Exploring, climbing, jumping, wandering. It is the perfect little place for a family of boys to go wild and get adventurous.
 It wasn't just fun for the kids! Jeff and I loved feeling like kids again hiking through, above, around and under all the rock formations. 
We were all in heaven. We spent about 2 hours happily scaling the red rocks. It was my most favorite thing we've ever done in St. George and a new tradition for every time we go back. 

The boys were humming Star Wars whenever they ran out of things to say during our hiking. By the end of our hiking, I noticed Lincoln was also humming. As I listened closer, it was clear he was also humming the Star Wars theme song nearly perfectly. 
Seriously you guys. Go to Pioneer Park! It's awesome!

We stopped for a fruit snack/granola bar break. It was the first time Lincoln has sat at a table without a booster or high chair and he looked so grown up to me. Tear. 

Now I will draw your attention to my hair. It is long. And one year overdue for a cut. I took advantage of the trendiness of St. George to schedule my yearly hair cut. I had an appointment right after our hike. Jeff ran the kids home for a little down time while I ran off for a little down time of my own. 
I went in for what I considered a trim, which was about 4-6" after all the dead ends were finally taken care of. I had a really fun, energetic guy cut my hair and it was the most fun hair cut of my life. I think he felt bad that I only manage to get my hair cut once a year when we go to St. George and really wanted to pamper me for the occasion. He gave me a full scalp massage, excitedly "chopped" my hair, adding little touches that he thought would look good on me and then insisting on giving me a beachy curl after he found out we were planning to go to the lake that evening. 

I gave in to all of the royal treatment. It was so fun to be spoiled and pampered and it felt just like the movies when people get a full make over. Never mind that I was there for nearly 2 hours, it was just what the doctor ordered! 
I came home to a cheese ball eating cheese balls. Ever since Disney, it's now tradition to get a bucket of cheese balls anytime we're on vacation.
Eli's been dying to go back to the beach ever since California. We made it to Sand Hollow to give Eli the beach he's been begging for one the last 6 months. 
The weather was *perfect* the whole time we were there. It wasn't terribly hot, but it was hot enough to give us that little taste of summer we had been craving. 

While the boys played in the water, I tried time after time to get a good shot of my new beachy curls, but it was mostly a series of failed attempts. 

Here's a little look at our campsite while we were there. Everyone had fun doing their own thing and just enjoying the sunshine and warm sand. 

This day was so perfect. It was my favorite, favorite. We had a lot of fun. It was the perfect close of our trip. Until we meet again, sunny St. George!


Kim said...

Fun pictures of the boys in the water. Great vacation!

David and Mary said...

Love your beach hair Sarah!

Rebecca said...

The beachy curls are awesome! I love it!

Your boys climbing all over Pioneer Park and loving it solidifies my feelings that you need to take them to Goblin Valley to explore.