Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hallows Family Reunion... Duck Creek, Ut

WARNING... lots of pictures!

This last weekend Zack and I were able to go to Duck Creek and go to our Hallows Family Reunion. We had so much fun and just want to say THANK YOU thank you to my parents for all that they did for us. And for all the hard work they went through to prepare and make the reunion AWESOME!!!! We all had so much fun.

Zack and I left right after I got off work on Thursday. We arrived in Duck Creek @ 10ish and made it just in time to play a little Signs... The funnest camping game!

The next morning we got up, had some super yummy breakfast and got ready to go for a wheeler ride. My parents let us use their 4-wheeler. We went on some beautiful trails! The ride lasted a good 4+ hours. But it was so nice to just be in the outdoors. We don't get much of the outdoors (if any) in Vegas!

My Mom and I waiting at the 4-wheeler corral before the ride.
About an hour into the ride... stopping for a little snack :O)
My Dad, Mom and Zack

Us during the ride. We had so much fun!

Us after the ride.... it was a little dusty the whole time, but not bad at all...... UNTIL about the last 10 minutes. It was just crazy! We got so dusty. I could barely see through my sunglasses. We were big dust balls... it was hilarious!

The whole gang (minus Lori- taking the picture and my cousin Tanner and Bailey- they got pulled over by the "quad cops" for not having helmets on because they weren't 18 OOPS) We were all so dusty, we couldn't stop laughing at each other.
After the ride my mom had planned a fun Cowboy Chuck Wagon Dinner. We all wore bandannas. The bandannas were a hit with everyone! Especially my cute nieces and nephews....

My youngest nephew Jackson- Doesn't he make a cute little cowboy?!?!

Kaitlyn, Austin and Lindsay. They are all just too cute.

The Hallows brothers and their wives, and of course Grandma and Grandpa Hallows! It was so fun that they were able to make it up for the evening.

Grandma and Grandpa Hallows

We also had a little visit from a snake... The little kids were too funny. They stood right next to the snake so they could take a look.

After Dinner we had a Pinata. The kids LOVED IT of course! Great idea mom!!!

My brother Nathan getting the kids ready to take their turn bashing the cute little horse.
After dinner we had a HALLOWS vs HALLOWS kick ball game. It got pretty serious! I asked Zack if he wanted to play and he was like sure. I said "well its just going to be a fun game of kickball" and he said "yea right! Hallows' just don't do a "fun" game of anything. You are all so competitive" He was right! It turned out to be a very serious game of ball....

My Uncle Trent, Cousin Erica and Zack- Getting ready to play some outfield

I was the pitcher. It was a lot of fun, even though our team lost. It was so close, then we just let it go. We finally had to stop because the sun was going down. All we needed was a few lights and we could have gone all night long :O)
The next day we just relaxed and had a good time. My mom had some activities planned for the little kids. They did a little craft frame and then we all made some home made ice cream. It was so yummy!

My Dad and his ice cream... we each made out own ice cream.

After the ice cream the heavens decided to open up and it rained a little bit. It was so beautiful to just sit there and enjoy the rain. A bunch of us just sat under the canopy and waited for the rain to stop. It got a little chilly as well.

We hadn't eaten lunch yet... But that doesn't really matter when in the mountains. We sat under the canopy and ate all sorts of treats! I love camping :O)

After lunch my mom got out the marshmallow shooters.. they were a hit! Especially with my mom!! She was by far the fastest marshmallows shooter-.she was dubbed the semi-automatic!

We were all surprised how far and fast those little mallows would go.

The boys got into a very serious (once again the competitive Hallows) game of Washers...

No worries... the May/Hallows team beat the Hallows/Hallows team!!! WAHOOO

Our last night @ camp... my dad was just tuckered out! He fell asleep in the chair sitting by the fire. And for those of you who know my dad aren't surprised at all- he can fall asleep ANYWHERE :O)
The end of the night. We had so much fun.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So Long... FAREWELL!!

Yesterday I said my final goodbye's to my car..... HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!! I have had nothing but problems with it ever since it just decided to up and die on us as we were driving back into Vegas about 6 months ago. So we sold it (very happily) to Carmax! I AM FREE OF MY BURDEN!!!! If you can't tell I am so excited. We only have one car for the time being, but its no biggie... I work super close to home so Zack brings me to work and picks me up in the evening. So far so good (although it is only day 2 of this new arrangement) :O)


Anyway, hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

To the love of my life.....

So 2 Sundays ago was our First Anniversary.... wow how time flies! We have had an amazing first year. I am so thankful for my amazing hubby, I love him so much! We had a great day together... we celebrated Saturday since the big day was on Sunday. I had a meeting in the morning and when I got back he told me to get ready and go get a peddi! I was so excited. I love to have my toes look cute! When I got back the house was spotless. And then I just couldn't wait to give him his gift... so we opened them a little early as well- we were both so excited we just couldn't wait! When I came downstairs he had got me the most beautiful flowers. And he is so good- he knows how much I dislike roses, so he looked and looked until he found something with no roses. (pics to come soon) So he opened his gift (new sunglasses ) And he said that because I gave him his big gift he would have to give me mine... So I opened up card #2 and inside was a sheet of paper. I opened it up and couldn't tell what it was. Then I saw it..... 2 tickets for the KINGS OF LEON!!!!!!!! I have wanted to see them in concert for so long. And I was so excited that he got the ticks for me. I had looked and looked to see if they were touring in Vegas and it wasn't on their listings. But they are coming and I can't wait!!!!! After that we went to SushiMon and had some amazing sushi then we went to the Movie. It was pretty much the best day ever!!! Mostly because I just got to spend the entire day with the perfect man.

I love you babe and can't wait for our eternity.... xoxoxoxox

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