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The one where Ellie and I took a road trip

We snuck in yet another St. George trip this last week. (Can there really be too many trips to St. George? Nay!) Brian had to stay behind to work (that hard working man!) so Ellie and I had ourselves a little two day girls vacation!  By some divine miracle, she slept most of the way there and back. Yes, my child who hates to take naps! Miracles of all miracles. Ellie’s Great Gramma Cindy was in town and we were so lucky to catch her before she heads off to Hawaii (lucky duck!)


Ellie is always spoiled with attention whenever we visit family. The stranger anxiety is now starting to wear off, she’ll play with anyone that will take her to see the dogs or throw her a ball. Pretty sure she hardly noticed I was there!


The trampoline is easily her favorite. She giggles and giggles and occasionally tries to stick her limbs through the sides.


Gramma got lucky and had a cuddly Miss E for two naps! She cuddled I tell you! Yet another miracle. She sure is lucky to have such an amazing gram!


Four generations! We celebrated Great Gramma Cindy’s birthday at…you guessed it, Café Rio. We have successfully created four generations of professional people watchers. 😉


I was greeted with a bouquet of flowers and a note from my dear ol’ pops! Isn’t he sweet? (Have I ever told you about the boxes I have stored in our basement full of old notes and cards? Pretty sure I have saved almost every single birthday card, thank you note, notes passed in class, you name it! Oh yes, I cannot bring myself to throw them away. I have notes from my dad before I was in kindergarten! And notes from Brian when we were dating, and middle school notes, yup, I’m a hoarder.)


While Ellie loves to watch dogs, she sure is nervous getting close to them. She clung tight to gramma and zac before she warmed up a little. And of course, chatting with our neighbor Jean. We don’t have many photos of her, she’s not one for photos, but boy do we love her. She’s our honorary gramma!

Our trip was short and sweet, but oh so good for the soul! Until next time, St. George!

Alexa Zurcher




  • Corina

    Pomegranates are SOOO yummy! Love the new blog design. Very cute!

  • Kalynn Eve

    haha I still have a bunch of notes from YOU! Those middle school notes we used to write each other…too good!

  • April @ Hansen Love

    A visit to the family is always much needed!!! Very cute, and looks very fun!

  • Ashley Wright

    St. George looks beautiful! Ellie is still the cutes thing ever! and I LOVE LOVE your new blog design! You are so talented lady!

  • Logan Cantrell

    She is so beautiful! It looks like you had a great time. 🙂

  • Unknown

    Beautiful photos! And also, the new look! I LOVE IT!!!

  • Natalie

    ellie is the cutest! i love your photographs, they are so clean. and your new blog design! nice work.

  • Unknown

    ❤️ The four generations!!!! So so fun!!!

  • Laura Nelson

    she looks just like you!! also, LOVING your new design!!

  • Brooke @ Silver Lining

    Love the new blog design! And I'm dying over Ellie's sweet little ponytails. Does she mind getting her hair done?

  • larajanepark

    Love the photos! Good to see Jean…St. George is one of my "most happy places on earth". Thanks for sharing! If I were you I'd take road trips down there all the time!! That's how you get your kids to be professional road trippers 🙂
    Love, Aunt Lara
    PS We have gram now and she's awesome, we're going to love her to pieces until she leaves for the WHOLE WINTER AND MOST OF THE SPRING in Hawaii xoxox boohoo

  • Kelly

    Your pictures always blow me away- Such a creative eye you have! Also, I'm dying over the new design- it's so clean & fresh!

  • Erin Estella

    Oh i love the pictures of jean! they are so rare!! they are precious! and I love all the other pictures too!!

  • Alexa Zurcher

    thanks pretty lady! the only way I can get her to sit still while I do it is to sit her on the counter in front of the mirror with a tooth brush 😉

  • Cindy Sharkey

    Thank you so much for driving down, I loved seeing you two girls. Ellie is a doll and you are a great mama. Jean is so pretty and I admire her so much. Your Mom is beautiful as ever…..

  • P

    What a good looking weekend! I agree with my mom, St. G is beautiful and so happy! I loved reading this. I bet Ellie will want a dog now when she grows up! Love this post!! 🙂

  • Marli

    i'm totally a hoarder of notes and letters too. i have a whole notebook that is fat and bursting at the seams with all kinds of cards and letters. great pics and a happy birthday to little miss e. <3


  • ABG

    I absolutely love Jean.

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