Saturday, July 2, 2011

After the reunion...

We stayed at Grandma and Grandpa's house for a few days after the reunion where the fun continued with Steve, Kelli, and family...

We roasted marshmallows in the fire pit.

The kids couldn't get enough of playing with their cousins!

Mettea has alopecia, an auto-immune disease that makes her lose all of her hair. She used to have pretty red hair like Bella's. She has a wig but she doesn't like to wear it. I love her self-confidence in who she is! She put her wig on to go to church on Sunday and when Ez saw her, he said, "Tea! You found your hair!" It gave us all a good laugh.

Blaine taking Ez and Cali on a ride as he mowed Mom and Dad's lawn.

And not pictured is Blaine and I eating at In N Out a few times. Darn you double doubles!!! I'm going to be seeing you on my thighs, aren't I?!?

Allen Fam Reunion at Bear Lake

Road Trip to Bear Lake

All of the Allens except Ryan, who is on a mission in Brazil.

Blaine and his brother Steve looking like twins. I almost mistook Steve for Blaine a few times...can you blame me???

Kati and I taking the kids to the park that they loved so much!

The kids LOVED tye dying our reunion shirts! It was also fun to see what the "reunion fairy" brought to them each day.

And miniature golf was a big hit!

Cali and I both got sick right when we got there so we rested in the afternoons while Dad, Bella and Ez played, played, played!

Just hanging out with family was so much fun.

Until next time Allen fam!!!

June Fun

Family Bike Ride. Bella rode 5.5 miles by herself. She whined and complained a little but SHE DID IT!

What's so cool about a feather in your hair? I don't really get it but Bella and her friends were dying to have one. We took them to the beauty college where it was a "cheap" thrill.

Blaine has had his second iron infusion now. He has kicked his ice chewing addiction (PICA) and is starting to feel a little more energy now that he is iron man.
And next time you go through a McDonald's drive thru, drop some change into the Ronald McDonald home box, will ya? We were able to spend some time at the RM house in Denver with good friends who have their micro-preemie at Children's hospital for a few months. The Ronald McDonald home is a pretty amazing place, allowing families to stay and eat there for next to nothing so that they can be near their children in the hospital.

Well, I'm not quite sure if I am getting wiser but I am definitely getting older. Luckily for me, I have great friends who made me feel super special by taking me out to eat at my favorite place, Cafe Rio.

35 never tasted so good!

And then since we were in Utah on my actual birthday, I got to eat at Cafe Rio again! Yum!

And I ended the celebration that night with an ice cream shake whose size should truly be illegal.