Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Month of February

I'm so behind in blogging that I have to do an entire month all at once. I can't believe that it is already March, where did February go? I guess it just FLEW BY! In february we had the awesome opportunity to go to Utah and Idaho to visit family. Our first stop on our trip was Logan Utah. We are so thankful that Ryan's sister Shauna and her family let us stay in their home. It was so much fun to spend time with their family and we really appreciate it. While there we visited the Pepperidge Farms Factory, went to the Gossner's Cheese Factory for some cheese curds and the drove by the gorgeous Logan Temple.

Ryan so excited about his cheese curds

Logan Temple... so pretty in the snow
Our niece Ashlyn was baptised on February 6th in Logan and all of Ryan's family was there for the event. This was the first time in years that we have ALL been together and it was sooo much fun. Too bad it was only for a couple of hours, we miss everyone already. Congrat Ash, we are so proud of you!

The Hansen Family

After the baptism, the whole family hung out and played red rover, duck duck goose, and stuffed our faces. Oh and we snapped a few photos too.

The Bizzys

The Howard Family
Zach, Ryan, Bob, Audrey, Janelle, Shauna, ShaRae, & Michelle

Lots and lots of Grandkids. 18 to be exact
After Logan we drove up to Pocatello Idaho to stay with Ryan's sister Janelle and her family. We watched the Superbowl, played wii and just enjoyed each other's company. Thanks for letting us stay with you McMinns, we can't wait to come back.

Since we were in Pocatello, we decided to drive down to Burley Idaho for the day so we could see some of my family. We went to my grandparents house and we also got to see my Aunt Sally, and my Aunt Verda and her kids. I wish we could have stayed longer, maybe this summer we will make another trip.

Me with my Grandma & Grandpa Hogg

My Aunt Verd and her gorgeous girls

Before we flew out we got to spend half a day in Salt Lake City. We visited the Conference Center and walked around Temple Square. This was the first time that Ryan and I had been there together.
The Organ in the Conference Center

The Organ in the Tabernacle. We were lucky and got to hear someone practicing while we were there. I love the amazing craftsmanship of the pioneers. Even though the Conference Center is amazing, I still love the Tabernacle.

The Beautiful Salt Lake Temple
In February we also had the pleasure of volunteering for an organization for the Disney "Give A Day, Get a Day" program. We cleaned up a community and in exchange we got FREE disneyland passes. We got rained on the whole time, but it was still a great experience and I think it is an awesome thing that Disney is doing.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our good friend LUKE. For Luke's birthday a bunch of us went to dinner at Nandos (love it), then bowling. Thanks for having a birthday Luke, it was a good excuse to get everyone together.

Naomi, Me, Bambi, and Luke trying to be one of the girls