We had a reunion this year on the Trujillo side of my family. It was
held at my Cousin Kathys house in Ferron, Utah. Ferron is in central
Utah about 40 mins south of Price. We dad and a bunch of the family grew up
in that area. We don't see that side of my family a whole lot so it was
good to get out and see them. The majority of the family in attendance were sons and
daughters of my Aunt Naomi and Uncle George (dads brother) that have both passed away but used to live in East
My dad is the last surviving Trujillo of my grandparents.
had, I believe 11 siblings so it's pretty impressive/sad that he is the
He is turning 70 this year too so that's awesome! He is in
great health and I see him living a long time to come.
I wish I knew
more about that side of my family. My grandparents died before I was
born so unfortunately I didn't get the chance to get to know them.
reunion was on Saturday so we left our house around 8:30. We drove
through Spanish Fork Canyon, had a few pits stops and arrived right
They live in a great area with a lot of land and
Mtns surrounding their property. As a kid I remember climbing, hiking, exploring around
their place and loving it. I enjoy doing activities with my kids now
that I did once as a kid.
We had lunch, mingled, and caught up.
My cousin Kirk got out a huge slip n slide which was a big hit with the
kids. We also hiked around a little, took some photos and went to a
nearby reservoir to fish with my dad. It was a great time.
Been wanting to take the girls fishing for a while now and finally decided to just pull the trigger or it wouldn't happen. We got some supplies and walked to the Jordan River by our house. I wasn't expecting to catch anything as we were only planning on being there for 30 minutes or so to get back to the house for dinner.
A worm on the hook and 3 casts later we caught a catfish. It was big and ugly and the girls didn't want anything to do with it. I think it was about the weight max for Averys little fishing pole.
Here's to much more time spent outdoors.
Avery had been wanting an Elsa party, but when I gave her the other option of having a pinkalicious party there was no going back. She loves everything Pink!
Avery was super anxious all day for her party to start. She was so excited! She also loved helping me set up.
My little Pinkerella!
This girl loves pulling silly faces and couldn't leave this picture out :P
Birthday Girl and guests all dressed in pink!
We started the party by reading the book Pinkalicious.
Then I gave everyone wands and put pink sparkles on their faces.
Then we played musical chairs, but instead of not enough chairs I put pictures of either pink cupcakes or green food on the chairs and whoever got green food was out.
I didn't have enough chairs so I had to put some on the floor :)
Then we had dinner. Ben picked up some pizza and we had Watermelon and Strawberries for the pink food then so no one would turn pink :) we had green grapes, cucumbers, broccoli, and celery for the green food. We also had Pink Lemonade.
After dinner we played pin the cherry on the cupcake.
Then opened presents.
Then sang Happy Birthday and had Pinkalicious Cupcakes!
McKenna still thought it was her birthday :) and wanted to blow out the candles again.
Avery had a great time and I loved seeing her so happy and enjoying the party.
Thanks so much to Jake and Mel and kids for accommodating us and always be willing to go do things. We had the best of times, mostly because the company but a little because of the things we were able to see :)
Their location is perfect as there is soooo much to see within a 2 hour car drive in any directions.
I am too lazy to sort all of the photos and add descriptions so here all the photos, plus a video I made at the end to sum it all up.
Cool local 9/11 Memorial for the individuals that dies in their county.
Now thats the way to plow a field. Two Horsepower.
Here you melt a crayon and spin your paper to make neat designs.