We came up earlier than planned, we were going to watch General Conference here at home, but Mickell was performing in a play and it was the last night of her show on that Friday. So we got up here as soon as we could so we could see her. She puts so much work into the plays she's in, she helps with the sets and everything and would be out late every night helping with the play preparations. This year the play was Beauty and the Beast! Kim wanted to come and see Mickell and the play too so it worked out perfectly!
Travis and my pregnant self.
Once there we got together with Jonathan, Jess, and her family! Now it was an official party.
The next two days were filled with good old conference fun! Conference was so good as usual, it seems like there were so many messages directed specifically to me. So powerful! While watching it at the Peterson home we vegged out the whole time. Marley mooching grandpa's ice cream
Daddy doesn't look like he wants to share ;)
Kaydence trying on grandpa's wet suits, it looks more like a sumo suit on her!
We also got to go see Kass perform in Distinguished Young Woman, since she got second attendant the year before. She performed an awesome dance routine that knocked my socks off! Then she was hilarious in the "Forget me Nots"
I love these two gorgeous girls!
Travis and Monte were able to come see Kass perform too but they had to get back to the girls at home. And they aren't too into waiting around for another hour after the show :)
Marley and Kaydence asked Kaitlin to do their hair while we were watching conference. They ALWAYS ask her to do their hair!
I promise Marley was so happy when Kaitlin was doing her hair but the second I got out the camera this is the face she made for me.
Kaydence loved Kaitlin's shoes.
There was a fox in the neighbors field that made for interesting target practice (the fox was too far away... thank goodness)
It was windy but grandpa took Kaydence out for a ride on the motorcycle.
Then the girls and I were blowing the bubbles grandma just got them.
Kaydence took this picture of me and Marley.
Marley took this one of grandpa :)
I was blowing bubbles with Marley but Kaydence wanted to try and help her.
Kaydence and Marley started taking all of grandma's shoes out of her closet and lining them up. When I asked what she was doing she said she was putting on a fashion show.
Monday night we went to my parents house, before my parents and Taylor got there, and went to hang out at the park.
Mickell is so good with the girls, they just love her!!!
Johnny and Travis were throwing around the frisbee and football.
Travis has such finesse!
Once my parents and Taylor got to Blackfoot it was party time!
We went out shopping and to the movies, HUNGER GAMES! We had been waiting to see it till we all got together.
After the movie my mom took us all out to eat at Costa Vida, is she not just the hottest thing ever!?!?
I told them to "show me the love"
Okay enough of showing Jess the love Johnny show the camera "the love".... sexy!
Mickell is ready to CHOW DOWN :)
I don't know what it is but I just love taking random pictures of my husband. I just want to smooch him all the time!
When we were shopping we went to Ross and were having fun looking around. We went to look at the hats and accessorize and my mom tried on this cute little number.
It was actually on backwards, this is it on right... still a bit too much for either of us to pull off.
The girls always love to pet and feed the horses every time they see grandma.
Marley's new "camera face", when you tell her to smile for the camera.
I like this one a lot, look how the horse is practically posing (she cooperated more than Marley for the pic)
The guys doing some demolition... not really but helping with a little addition onto the house.
Marley would try on this mask and she thought she was pretty hilarious every time she put it on.
We had a bomb fire out back, it was so fun! I don't know why but it just makes for such a good time when we're together, chatting, laughing, and playing around a fire.
Taylor was particular when it came to the hot dogs, they had to be the long ones. Come to think of it he was pretty particular on most things when it came to food. Food was a big part of this vacation, we ate GOOD!
Taylor was definitely on a binging spree, which obviously worked out awesome for the rest of us. He just finished his second body building competition (which he did AMAZING in) and he started a new diet the following week so this was his week to eat whatever and how much he wanted, and let me tell you what it was impressive how much this muscular ripped all star could eat!
They were scrumptious hot dogs, I don't know what it is about camping and baseball games that make hot dogs taste so great!
SMORE'S are an absolute MUST!
My hard working dad doesn't take a break from working for much but once the sun goes down he can only get so much done outside so he joined in on the fun!
I love my family!
Jonathan is so amazing with the girls, he will get down and play with them all the time. He seems to have more energy and patience with them than anyone. Here he is teaching Kaydence pool, which she repeatedly wanted to play.
Kaydence LOVES hair and she particularly seems to love Mickell's super long hair.
When the weather was nice we set up the volleyball net and played outside. We played badminton first.
Then we got out the huge volleyball. My mom's got some killer moves!
By special request my mom made her FAMOUS cinnamon rolls, oh my goodness they are seriously one of my FAVORITES!
This was Marley telling me she wanted a cinnamon roll THIS BIG!
Our neighbors have bunch of baby pigs that will run around the horses area sometimes and it is so cute watching all of them flock together and run to and fro.
My mom got these great sirloin steaks, with Taylor in mind of course, and my dad grilled them up to perfection. YUMMM, I told you food was a big part of our vacation :)
Taking a walk to Dane's grave site, Mackayla was able to come, she is such a sweetheart.
(I kept trying to turn this pic but it wouldn't work). Dane's gravestone should be finished any time now.
This picture of Zoe cracks me up! Look at those cheeks!
Marley "accidently" cracked one of the eggs, so she had a snack while coloring the eggs.
Their favorite part is seeing them change colors in the dye
We had a fun group date planned that Friday (thank you Travis for planning it). We all got into our sweet ride and met up with Kim, Monte, Kassidy, and her date Tyson at the bowling alley.
My man and I
My mom dominated those pins.
Abercrombie and Fitch
My dad pulling the strikes
Montel makes the pins tremble
Kass and Tyson
I love this picture of my dad and hot husband!
This is my favorite picture of the group! They are such a BLAST!!!
The final scores. (Chad, Nicole, Marsha, Travis)
Jonathan and Taylor went head to head on another round.
Montel, Kassidy, Kim, and Tyson
I missed what happened but Kass was freaking out on her last frame
I felt like I had a bowling ball in my tummy
We all went to my parents house afterwords and had pizza
I just have to record this because it is a perfect representation of Taylor's stomach capacity. He had 3 to 4 pieces of the Cowboy pizza, 3 to 4 pieces of the Hawaiian, and 4 pieces of the 5-meat STUFFED pizza (each piece is like TWO).
Then we played "What's Yours Like". It was pretty funny, but it was so much harder than I remembered. Tyson and Kass were the only teams to guess it right when it was their turn. Theirs was "Spouses".
When there were spare moments of relaxation the guys would get busy on the PS3, and of course every night was a late night with them playing. I got up out of bed to get something and heard them in the front room still playing. Taylor and Travis have this whole team tactical strategy down.
On Saturday we had an Easter Egg Hunt with the girls!
They are too cute!
Cutest bum crack
Giving grandma big hugs for completely SPOILING them!!!
We have heard so many great things about the new restaurant in Blackfoot called, Tommy Vaughns. Johnny and Jess told us how they have been there a few times and ordered something different each time and it has always been so delicious!
That night we did whip cream shots
I LOVE IT!!! Here this video captures the whole thing really well
We went to Grammy and Pappa's house for Easter Sunday. The girls got all dressed up in the Easter dresses my mom got them.
Cute family picture!
I liked how this picture of Kass and I turned out too!
Monte taking out his bike, Kaydence LOVED riding with grandpa this time. I could hear her laughing on the other side of the house.
Aunt Kass helping Marley find Easter Eggs
Showing me their candy, I love this picture!
This makes me laugh every time
When the girls see grandpa they are prepared to have him eat the honey on their necks.
Besides getting loaded on more candy and great treats grandma got the girls these adorable towels that wrap around them
Here is another video of the SECOND Easter Egg Hunt.
It is a super long clip of their hunt but I can't figure out this new program to cut it down, sorry!
An AWESOME SPRING BREAK!!!