Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oh Mountains! How I Missed You!

I have been absent from my blog life the last few days because I have been away doing Utah things with my sisters.

The Utah thing I was MOST excited about, other than sisterly bonding, was being back in the mountains...

... which I find so inspiring and beautiful and heavenly. I could have had more mountains, but my sisters are less in love with the mountains than I am. In fact, we struck a deal today. If I wanted to go into the mountains again I had to allow for a little clothes shopping, which I loathe.

But, this is how happy my sisters were after being forced to partake of the breathtaking.

(I'm the one who thinks my backside is cooler than my frontside.)

So after three days of mountains, good food, chic flicks, and sight-seeing (and more reminiscing for me having lived in Utah for six years), I am very ready to return home. Mountains are incredible, but my family is better.


  1. That's so adorable! I love mountains too. If I had my way, I'd live surrounded by them.
    I'm glad you had fun with your sisters. :-)

  2. Wow, living in Kansas and I can see how'd you miss the mountains. I guess I'm lucky to live here in Utah! I do love the mountains, but I love the coast even more. Go figure. Grass is always greener...

    So glad you had fun and that you're back!

  3. What? You came to Utah and didn't visit me? Hehe. Oh fine, sisters are cooler. And mountains rock. Love the mountains. A lot.

  4. I miss those mountains too. I grew up in Utah, but I've been living outside of it for ten years. I think I'm here to stay, but whenever I visit I just stare at my mountains in awe! Love the post!

  5. That sounds like so much fun! As for the Wasatch and Uintas, they're gorgeous, especially in contrast with the busy-ness of Salt Lake and the Utah Valley.

  6. Jessica-Ah, living surrounded by mountains. When I lived there, it was nice to have something so ethereal to escape to.

    Glam-I'm divided. I love the coast, too. If only I could have it all.

    Natalie-I mean I could have had mountains AND Natalie?!? Maybe in July...

    Renee-Separation anxiety from the mountains is awful and the only cure is going back. I think the best way to cope is to dream them or write them.

    Mim-Your mountains? Well, I guess you are allowed to claim them if you grew up there. I only adopted them.

    Caryn-I am definitely a bigger fan of up than down in Utah. I start to suffocate if I stay in the valleys too long.
    And finally, Kansas is sad that I cheated on it. So I must say that as much as I love the mountains, my family has been in Kansas since Katherine the Great (seriously, long story...) So my heart is permanently Kansas even though it likes to escape to the mountains on occasion.

  7. Mountains are awesome. I live 45 minutes away from the Rockies and can see them from my back porch. I have a great picture I took this weekend. I'll put it up on Wednesday.

  8. Patti-I already know all about your fairy-tale town of Banff. Do you really have to rub it in with pictures? :)

    Shelli-Oh yes, that is a word I had not used yet. Mountains (and sisters) are very fabulous.

  9. Hahhah! I love this! And you are so absolutely adorable! I'm still thinking blonde Kristen Stewart! And I love the UT mountains too. Yikes! Just think in a few weeks I'll be there and in even fewer weeks you'll be here! LOL! crazy that! Jenni

  10. Patti-I'm pretty sure you still in the fairy Queen of Banff's domain. But only just. Beyond an-hour-away the Dark Lord of the Canadian Forest rules.

    Jenni-I'm so excited to finally see England. Ever since I fell in love with Mr. Darcy it has been my life-long wish.