Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Allen Family Reunion

Every two years the Allens have a family reunion. This year we went to a cabin in the Uintah mountains. It was a lot of fun and so cool that this huge cabin housed all 31 of us comfortably. We had fun fishing, riding ATVs, participating in an art extravaganza, and overall just hanging out with family. It was good to have Mom and Dad Allen there after their recent return from their 2 year mission in Chile. I have to say, I really lucked out by marrying into an awesome family. Here are some pics...

The kids loved riding on the ATV with Dad. Blaine said that Ez kept trying to push Blaine's hands off of the handle bars so that he could drive all by himself!

The art extravaganza.

Aaaawwww. So cute and yet so cheesy all at the same time.

All of the grandkids with Grandma and Grandpa Allen. Yes, I am well aware that my kids are the only two out of them all that aren't cooperating...

Let's just say that a spongebob fishing pole isn't the best way to find success on a fishing excursion. Or at least that is their excuse!

On the way out of the mountains, we ran into hundreds of sheep walking right down the road. The kids loved it. Blaine, our driver, not so much.

We stayed in Salt Lake for a few days after the reunion and we were able to visit Temple square, eat at the Pie and Cafe Rio, and visit with some friends. In addition, as is tradition on our yearly Utah trip, we were able to visit with Bella and Ezra's awesome birthfamilies. Every time we visit with them, I am reminded of how lucky we are to have these kiddos and how lucky we are that they come from such incredible people and that they have so many people who love them.

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