Corrin, me and Brenna
My Brother Brett and his wife Melanie
The stage at Tuacahn
Avery's brother Matt was married on Oct. 18th in the St. George Temple so that meant VACATION!!! I excuses to get away and travel. Avery, Kylie and I flew out to Vegas with his family. Then rented a van and drove another 2 hours to St George. We had a blast! Not only did I get my Cafe Rio and In-n-Out fix but we also got a special behind the scenes tour at Tuacahn (Utah's famously known outdoor theater). Matt, Michelle (Matt's wife) and I had been to Tuacahn before but none of the Kirk Family had so we wanted to show them what it was all about. We happened to be at the right place at the right time at Tuacahn while they were setting up for the next production that was to begin the week after we left. A very nice worker asked us if we wanted to the stage. Of course we took his offer and he showed us where they do wardrobe changes, where the props are stored and even took us in the secret passageway under the stage that gets the actors from one side of the stage to the other during performaces. It was very cool. We also went to the Jacob Hamlin home in Santa Clara to do a little church tour. For all you Utahans our missionary who took us through was Mark Eubank that retired as KSL's weatherman. That was a fun treat to speak with him. When I told my brother Mark was our guide he asked me if he was wearing his white suit... Of course he wasn't since it was 87 degrees in St George that day. (The joke behind that is whenever it was going to snow in Utah Mark would wear a white suit on TV so you knew snow was on the way) I meant to get a picture with Mark but I had a fussy baby that needed to eat so I lost my chance.
Another highlight of the trip was my parents coming down and bringing Brenna and Corrin (2 of my neices). My brother and family also came down to see us. It was great to see all of you guys so thank you for making the 4 1/2 hour drive down! We miss you and can't wait to see you at Christmas!