Sunday, August 26, 2012

Millett Family Reunion 2012

The Millett Reunion was held at Uncle Larry and Aunt Patsy's Cabin on the Mirror Lake Highway. We love going to the cabin and creating memories together as a family. With my training ending and the first schedule coming out, I had a few days between and decided to drive back to Utah to go to my family reunion. Reed wasn't able to drive with me but, had to catch a flight out the next night and I had to meet his parents in Ogden to pick him up. I was really glad that he was able to meet up with us and that I had a second driver going back. 
This was the group shot from Elizabeth Ridge that we took the third day of the reunion. A few had already gone home but, quite a lot of the group stayed over until Sunday and went to church up the highway about 15 minutes. 
Abbie and Jordan are always pulling silly faces for me when they are together. This year was no exception!! Here is their silly photos together. 

We try to take family snap shots each year. We waited too long this year and nobody wanted to take pictures after camping for three days but, a few brave had their picture taken. This is Ashley, Mari, Kai, Logan and Courtney. 
Nichole and Justin 
Garrett and Kaitlyn (first year as a married couple) 
Our Family 
Justin Adrienne Leah and Keyan

Isaac and Uncle Larry. Uncle Larry let Isaac drive his 4-wheeler this year. Isaac LOVED that!! When we went on our drive to Elizabeth ridge. Uncle Larry had to get off and unlock the gate. Isaac drove the quad through on his own, only problem...he almost didn't stop and almost rear ended my sister's quad. I think everyone was a little nervous about him stopping. LOL 
Justin Nichole Zaralyn Brylee Silas 
Larry Patsy Sadie and Brandi 
John and Allisha's Kids: Ian, Morgan, Zander, Micah, Eli and Lindey 
 Dad and Mom  TREES being silly 
Dad and Mom

After their tree hiding, I caught Mom in a good mood and she started posing for my camera. I love her "vogue" pose. Love you kids love looking at these photos and they LOVE you!! 
Here is all five babies! They will probably forever be having their picture taken together. It is pretty rare that five sisters are pregnant at the same time. Brooklyn is the oldest then Lindey, and the younger three are Harley, Keyan with Silas being the last one born of the five. 

Our expedition at Elizabeth Ridge. It was a spectacular view!

Kaden and Abbie posing. You can see Aunt Adrienne video taping the expedition. She posted the video and it's really fun to watch.

The best thing about the 6 seaters is that we could strap in car seats. Amazing!! It made for easy traveling with so many little ones! It made the trip so enjoyable! Plus, if they fell asleep (which most did) they were able to be tucked warmely in their seat. 
Uncle Larry and Reed scouting the area (of course!) 

Reed at Elizabeth Ridge plus a little dust. One funny story about Abbie. She was riding on a 4-wheeler with Grandpa Millett and we noticed that she was looking around him one way and then the other way. We watched this for a few minutes and then she leaned REALLY far to the left and (as a Mom) I made Reed step on the gas and go save her. She was actually falling asleep and wobbling from side to side. She climbed in the 6 seater with me and I ended up taking off my coat to wrap around her to keep her warm and sleeping. It was a really fun and adventurous trip. 
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Kansas City Farmer's Market

One saturday (one of the few we had off all together this summer) we wanted to do something cool. Reed got a text from KU about a cool farmer's market on Friday and Saturday.  We decided that would be a great thing for us to do and to get some fresh produce. Yum! 
Some of the market is open year round. We found a booth with bins and bins of spices sold for $1 a scoop. We bought some kansas city steak spices. (We have since tried them and wishing we had splurged and spent $2 ) 
It was BUSY with activity! Their were street vendors and really great musicians everywhere (plus a few spanish bible raisers that were certain to bring us all to Jesus). It was eye opening for the kids, the kids were asking why would the spanish preachers would be yelling if it was for a Church. You are right kids, that's not how I would want my church. Definitely a learning experience.

We walked up to this farmers stand we couldn't believe the size of these carrots. They were HUGE and for only 50 cents a piece. We all got one and chomped away as we made our way through the market.

We ended up being a block away from River Market Antique's (that I went to in November when we came to interview for the KUmed). I wanted to go back, so we walked up the street to go to the antique store. The mural on the side was really cool to tell the kids about. It's a mural of Lewis and Clark Expedition. This time I crossed the street to get it all in one view. It really is cool to see!

We found a few treasures. The letter "S" was added to the alphabet wall. It was a mirrored letter "S" for $2. The world globe picture we took to text to my sister in Utah because she is looking for a globe at a good price. This was a cool globe but, not a killer price so we are still looking for one of those. (Some day, Adrienne I am going to find one in a flea market for a killer price and I will get it for you)
We had a great time at the farmer's market and besides the spices, our giant carrots (which we ate while meandering through the market) we found WHOLE flats of strawberries for $5. We bought two flats of strawberries and made our year supply of Strawberry Freezer Jam! YUMMY! It was really fun to experience a great Kansas City Farmer's Market! A great experience plus really good produce!

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Conference Center for Stake Conference (back in May)

Right before we moved...literally two days before we moved, we had Stake Conference and our stake was lucky enough to get to go down to Salt Lake City, Utah and go to the conference center, with 21,000 other people for church. With hardly any furniture and clothing in our house we drove down and made it...barely. It was awesome and worth the effort. The kids had never seen the conference center before and we definitely wanted to see it before we moved. So, we loaded up the car and drove down. 
The kids wanted pictures of themselves at the conference center, so here is Isaac (taken on my phone, and not in the best lighting). 
Abbie at the conference center.

Kaden at the conference center.

The kids liked the waterfall that flows off of the front of the conference center and goes down each story of the building. It is really neat to see.
Reed and Brooklyn at the conference center. (don't know why I can't get my picture to flip :(

Each set of stairs gets you closer to the bottom but, you also get to see another part of the waterfall.

It was a beautifully bright Sunday! Perfect for our last sunday in Utah for a while!

The view from the conference center. Pretty spectacular!

The view out to the west. Beautiful mountains in the background.

More waterfall pictures.

We finally made it down all those stairs and the kids got to enjoy the bottom of the waterfall. We are so glad we were able to spend our last Sunday in Utah doing something special.

Cassy Final
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