Monday, July 14, 2014

Rachel is married!

I went to one of my best friends wedding on July 5, 2014. It was in Calgary Alberta Canada. I drove up with 3 strangers, and stayed for about 6 days. It was so great to see Rachel Johnson; I hadn't seen her since my wedding 2 1/2 years ago. Crazy! Her husband, Mike, seems like a really great guy. I'm so happy for them! I wish them the very best. I got to meet a lot of Mike's family and a lot of Rachel's extended family. It was an exhausting, but fun-filled trip. Canada is beautiful and I thought of the tv show Heartland,  because it was so beautiful. I'm so glad I went!

Here is the couple: sealed for time and all eternity

Calgary Alberta Canada Temple

I helped build and decorate the reception. It took 2 solid days of working non-stop. I mostly did all of the lights.

It turned out great! It was a beautiful reception for a beautiful couple. 

Here I am with the beautiful couple. 

I also drove to the town High River, where Heartland is filmed. It recently got flooded, so the whole town is under renovation.  It felt like a ghost town, but it was still awesome to drive through it. I got ate by mosquitoes taking the picture above. So the rest of the pictures are taken from inside the car. 

This street is where the had a cattle drive in the show.

I also loaded up on some of my favorite Canadian candies. We also got lucky and had really nice people at the border. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Holt Reunion 2014

We had a Holt Reunion at the end of May. We all got together at the Holt cabin for a weekend. It was a grand old time. There was delicious food to be had, fun games that were played, memories that were shared, birthday's that were celebrated, horses that were ridden, and so much more. What a fun time!  Hooray for family. We drove down with Chauncey and Mallory, it was a little cramped but lots of fun.

Andrea and Chelsea and Harper

Justin taking some of the kids on a mule ride

Grandpa Holt, Steph, Grandma Holt, Chauncey, Chelsea

Mallory and Steph holding Harper

Steph, Mallory, Gabby, Chauncey

Justin playing one of the games (a minute to win it game where you had to knock down the water bottles with some flour in a nylon that you put on your head)

Nick, Gabby, Harper

Reagan had a birthday

Everyone went into town to vote for Mark and the kids helped throw candy out at the parade

Justin, Steph, Chauncey, Mallory getting ready to head back to Rexburg

Linda with Mckenzie and Harper

Chelsea, Harper, Hunter (poor Hunter got sick)

Justin and Steph on a horse/mule ride