Posted on December 13th, 2012 in Uncategorized
On Saturday JJ turned 31. To celebrate we decided to take advantage of a historic event for Provo. The UTA FrontRunner’s south line officially opened on Monday but on Saturday they were giving free rides with a food bank donation. More than 32,000 people rode the train and over 25,000 lbs of food were donated! We rode down with a good friend of mine and her family.
I am not surprised at the number of people who rode the train that day because we had to wait for 3 trains before we got on.
The kids were so excited to ride the train since they see it go by our house many times a day. When we were heading to the van to drive to the station, Sariah and Rebekah were waiting for us to cross the road with them. They were confused that we were driving to the station, they thought we could just cross the road and wait at the tracks to get on the train … ha ha!
It was freezing cold but our kids handled it very well. Their biggest worry was who had more window space on the train.
We rode up to downtown Salt Lake. The first thing we did was eat at Tucanos, a Brazillian buffet where you get a free meal on your birthday and kids under 7 are free so it was a great deal for us. It is also my friend’s birthday this month so out of a group of 10 people only two of us had to pay (Me and my friend’s husband).
Before we headed on the trax to take us to Temple Square we decided to check out the Planetarium where it is free to look around. It was pretty neat.
Here are to two JJ’s hanging out on Mars:
Joshua and Miriam walking on the moon:
When we went to get on the Trax it was pretty packed and JJ, Rebekah and Miriam ended up getting left behind. Luckily our friends have cell phones so Brian waited at our stop for JJ while Natalie and I took the kids over to the City Creek mall to wait for our husband and the other half of my kids. At the mall they were giving out Chick-fil-a sandwiches for free! I wasn’t hungry at all but I grabbed some for JJ and the kids, JJ was happy about getting a free sandwich. He worked at Chick-fil-a for several years so he’s a fan.
The mall was packed. A combination of it being a Saturday evening, Christmastime and a large portion of Utah county being in Downtown Salt Lake. We mainly just had the kids run around the play area.
Next we headed over to Temple Square to look at the Christmas lights. I love seeing the lights on Temple Square. JJ and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple on December 21, 2004 and had some wedding pictures taken with the lights so it’s a fond memory
The train back home was not very full so we got to sit up on the top floor of the train.
It was fun to see our house from the train instead of always seeing the train from our house.
I made JJ’s birthday cake look like the frontrunner (well tried to). The kids knew what it was right away, “That looks like the train we went on!”, however JJ could not guess what it was. After about 20 guesses (something to do with France?, a guitar?, a fish? ….) Sariah just told him what it was.