Utah was nothing short of awesome. Life has been nothing short of busy since returning, plus Netflix kindly had a new Mad Men DVD waiting for me when we got back from our trip, so I've been neglecting the blog.
I did download a bunch of photos off of my camera when we got home from our trip, and I am planning to post some once I stop being busy. The fact that I'm out of Mad Men DVDs will help my productivity, too. For now, here are two pictures taken by one of our hosts, one of Maddie and one of Riley. I'm doing myself absolutely no favors here as Karyn is a much, much, much better photographer than I am and now anything I post will be completely lackluster by comparison. These are just too good not to share, though. They were taken at the Ogden Nature Center, where Maddie spent most of the time talking to and about her animal friends and Riley spent the entire time exploring the texture and properties of snow.
In the few days after we got home from our trip, I overheard Maddie muttering to herself as she struggled to fit a doll into its clothing. As I listened carefully, I could make out the words of her chant:
We must, we must, we must increase our bust!
We'd better, we'd better, before we wear a sweater!
?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOLZ and all that. "Where did you learn that?" I asked. She explained that she had heard it on an Amber Brown audiobook. Well, then. Maddie has continued to chant this with some frequency, and I've not said anything about it. I've never even asked her if she knows what it means. It's too funny for me to bother.