Saturday, December 31, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011!!!

This year for Christmas, Travis and I went up to Preston, Idaho for a white Christmas. It wasn't that white but more so than it ever is in Vegas! ;p It was so much fun and it's always fun to get away from home for a little vacation.

Our PJ pictures from Christmas Eve ...

... Opening Presents ...
 Good Times!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Festivities

It's Christmas time again!! That means it's time for the girls to get together one night and eat dinner and hang out for a bit. This year instead of going to a restaurant I decided to have the girls come over to my house where we ate dinner, visited and caught up with each other, played some Christmas games, and did a white elephant gift exchange. I think we all had a lot of fun! ;) I know I did!

Top Left to Right: Layne, Lisa, Katie, Tiffany, Erin, Katie
Bottom: Ashley, Megan, Celina, Kelli

We definitely missed our out of town friends though! :(

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Halloween Festivities

Halloween this year was a great success! Saturday night Travis and I went to the Barlow's 2nd Annual Halloween Party! We carved pumpkins .. played some games .. had a costume contest .. ate some tasty treats .. and watched some Halloween movies!

 A few of the costumes

Then on Monday night for Halloween we got all dressed up again and had several of Travis' cousins over so that we could all go trick or treating through our neighborhood together! At our house we definitely had treats ... and a really good trick ..AKA Bob!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Office Halloween Party

The Girls from the office came over a week or two before Halloween to carve pumpkins and have some delicious chili. It was a great way to start off the Halloween season! It was VERY SpOoKy!



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Monster Motor Cross

A couple weeks ago we went to the Monster Jam Motor Cross Finale here in Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium. It was very interesting ... loud ... and fun of course!

While the Boys are away ...

...The Girls Will Play!
While the boys were at the Priesthood Session of Conference this is what took place at Grandmas House ... Clue the Board Game, Cookie and Brownie making ... and because we were all so excited for Halloween some pre-halloween costumes! :D

(Courtney, Alexa, myself)

Monday, October 10, 2011


A couple weekends ago my Uncle Vance and Aunt Loni came to Vegas to visit. We had a fun weekend with my parents and my Aunt and Uncle. We went to some fun dinners, watched the BYU football game (of course), and best of all ... we went to the Cirque du Soleil Show The Beatles LOVE! It was by far the BEST Cirque du Soleil show I've seen and I've seen almost all of them here in Vegas. It was such a fun show! Now I can't stop listening to the CD! :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Skinner Family Reunion 2011

Over Labor Day weekend we headed up to Panguitch Lake to go camping with Travis' family for The Skinner Family Reunion! It was so much fun and full of games, fishing, motorcycle riding, 4-wheeling, camp fire games, great food and lots more!

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Country Fest 2011!!

We went to Country Fest again this year! And just like last year .. so much fun! Before the concert we stopped by my friend Trevor's wedding to congratulate him!

After that we were headed to The Orleans where we saw the
amazing Dierks Bentley!!

 We love Country Fest! :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tresner's Wedding!!

This last weekend one of my best friends Ashley Tresner and her beau Austin Hunt got married! 

The night before the wedding we had her Bachelorette Party where we went to dinner,  then had desserts and gifts at the other Megan's house,  and then went dancing.

The Bride and all 11 Bridesmaids!

Saturday was the big day and boy did it come early! Since they weren't getting married until 3 in the afternoon, they had their Wedding Brunch at the Sugar factory in the Paris before the wedding! It was so much fun and quite delicious! Especially the Very Berry smoothie Ashley Marx ordered! Good Idea!;)

Then it was on to the temple to get married :) ....

 and then to the reception to party it up!

Congratulations Ashley and Austin!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Idaho/Wyoming Yearly Vacation

It's that time again .... Rodeo time! This means for a week we take off work and head on up to Idaho and Wyoming for all sorts of festivities including .... The Famous Preston Night Rodeo (of course!), family reunions, 4-wheeling rides, parades, fishing, Jackson Hole and new to this trip .. BEAR World!

Warning: Picture Overload Ahead! :)

4-wheeling and hiking through the Paris Ice Cave

 (Had to shoot a squirrel and gut it - yearly activity)

 Watching the Parade with the WHOLE group!

Watching the Famous Preston Night Rodeo
Travis and I got to sit right above the shoots and watch all the cowboys get ready!
It was so much fun!

Then we headed over to Wyoming! We first had to stop at Bear World! It was so cool being so close to all the animals and the bears were so amazing to watch!

After that we took a detour stopping in Jackson Hole (my favorite!). It's always a good time in Jackson Hole! We FINALLY made it to Wyoming where we hung out with more family and did some great fishing on Travis' dad's property!

Hanging out with Travis' Uncle Jarin's family at the Waterfalls

 Baby Cow 3 days old - on Travis' Dads Farm

It was a GREAT vacation spent with lots of family and tons of fun activities! Until next year ... :)