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Friday, June 1, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend + Nature walk on Tuesday

To kick off the great weekend, Justin and I invited my family over for dinner.  I was a little dumb by deciding to make something that I had never even tried before.  I can make the basics pretty well like chicken and hamburger and pasta but never anything as intense as Chicken Cordon Bleu.  It took me 2 and 1/2 hours to make! But my goodness it was delicious!  I was so proud!

My family said they loved it! Unless they were lying????  It was so good to have them over.  Because it was the first time I had made dinner for my family, they were curious as to why I would be inviting them over. hahahahaha They thought that we had an announcement.....

Well everyone! I'm pleased to announce that.......

We have no announcement. HAHAHAHAHA. We just wanted to invite them over! No babies anytime soon for us! I think I need to grow up a little more! Breathe easy mom and dad..... breathe easy :)

While everyone was over we made a little floral arrangement for my grandparents grave.  I think it turned out lovely.

Thanks for coming family!  We miss you already!

Justin and I have been DYING to go on a little camping trip for a long time.  We thought that Memorial Day weekend would be the perfect weekend to go.  Unfortunately, everywhere was booked and our camping trip ideals were being shoved out the window.  Then something amazing happened!!! Jodie and Kodey invited us to go RV camping!!!  WE WERE SAVED!!!!  We went to Marysvale, Utah. Don't worry, we had never heard of it either. (Population: 306) Oh it was so much fun and so beautiful! We went four-wheeling, did a little hiking, played minute-to-win-it, stood by the fire (least favorite clothes to wash and I hate that I have to shower twice to get the stink out... but I love standing by the fire!), played with our cute little nieces, visited a Mining camp, and lots and lots more!  All in just 24 hours!

Going four-wheeling lulled little kiwi right to sleep!
Cute little Kaydence!
All the cousins together
At the Miner's camp...
eww... gross!
Action shot of Kodey
Playing Minute to win-it.  Justin won!
I did too..... but I had to look ridiculous doing it.
silk worms
When we first saw all these cars we were so happy because we thought so many people in this little town were coming to church! We got closer and saw that it was just a junkyard NEXT-TO the church. hahaha
Gorgeous waterfall
such a cute family
This mountain is right before Marysvale.  When Justin first saw it he said it reminded him on candyland.  I looked at him kinda crazy.  We drove closer and saw the sign for the mountain's name. "BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN"  Yeah. Go figure.
We had such a fun weekend with our families!  It was a nice little reprieve from work that is for sure!  So it was back to reality for us on Tuesday.  I was having a little nature withdrawal and told Justin after work that I wanted to go hiking.  And he came up with the brilliant idea of doing the hike we went on for our first date.  Such a romantic.  We hadn't been there since!  I was so glad to go back!

We made a little friend

Such a beautiful place!  Justin and I have decided that we will always remind ourselves of the little things that have made us so happy during our dating and marriage relationship.  It's those little things that can make a big difference!  When times get hard, and I'm sure they will, we will have these special times and places to look back on.

I hope you all had such a great memorial day!  I know we did!  Enjoy the first weekend of summer! YAY!!


Giselle Alora said...

Love it :) Looks like you guys had a great weekend!

Eileen said...

We enjoyed the pictures so much. We also had a fun time in Marysville a few years ago! That little mining camp was cool. Thanks for sharing your pictures of the family! We miss you all so much!

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