Lol amazeballs is one of my favorite words. It sounds like you feel about Utah the way I feel about Maryland :) It is beautiful out in your neck of the woods though! We visited Grand Teton Nat park (although I know that's not really close to you at all lol), and it was gorgeous! The mountains are so much different there than they are here. The appalachians aren't as tall or abrupt, but pretty in a different way I think.
I think kiddos your daughter's age (16 months, right?), are naturally like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde lol! I watch a 1 and a 2 year old, and their moodswings/different temperments through out the day are crazy haha! All cuddle bug one minute, and climbing the walls the next