This has become an annual October get together for us. There is so much to do, see and ride on and the kids have an absolute good time. This year it was a bit on the chilly side so after about and hour and a half we bypassed some of the activities and headed to Texas Roadhouse where mom and dad bought lunch for everyone!! Thanks mom and dad it was delicious. picture overload!!!
We had the opportunity to go with Brandons parents and nephew to Yellowstone and Bear World a few weeks ago. The twins and I had never been to this wonderful place and we loved every minute of it. I think the pictures will speak for themselves :) Can't wait to go back, that is after I start saving $$$ again.
First off, I really mean to blog more but it seems every time I go to write something down one of the trolls (i mean twins) wants to help! So quickly I will say we had a great weekend with my neice getting baptized and then a trip to the red barn in Santaquin for a wagon ride and pumpkin picking! The kids always have fun trying to find that perfect pumpkin and this year was no exeception. Afterwards we went and got some ice cream and of course chocolate covered cherries, because you can not stop at the barn and NOT get those! Thanks for a fun day. (we did miss you Thayer family!) Finding that perfect one!
My awesome sister Christie suggested doing a pool party for the June and July birthdays in our family. So Grandpa Howie rented a private pool in Spanish Fork and we had a blast. Afterwards we went back to Christies for a yummy dinner and birthday dessert!! Happy Birthday Miles, Whiley, Chase, Brandon, Melissa and Preston! Mason going down the slide! Mandi chillin with the newest birthday boy! Christie and Grandma Vickie with the little ones! Mason and Ryker having fun! YES that is Grandpa Howie in a swim suit along with his cowboy boots! This is a rare occasion to see my dad in a swim suit.(I can count on my hand how many times I've seen him in one).
Our Easter fun started off friday night when the family got here (minus Cam's little family). The kids had fun coloring eggs until someone (MASON) fell off the chair. So we headed home so the other kids could color them without the screaming noise of him. Saturday morning we headed to the mountains bundled in our winter coats to enjoy the day of target shooting, 4-wheel riding and roasting hotdogs and marshmellows. Nothing keeps the Allreds home on Easter Saturday. Afterwards we came home and enjoyed a nice dutch oven dinner. Sunday morning we all awoke to find that darn Easter bunny had hid the eggs outside in the rain. Thankfully the rain had stop earlier that morning. The kids had a great time looking for them! We ended the weekend with a wonderful Sunday dinner before everyone headed home. I am so thankful for my family and I love the times we share!!