It's funny... you really don't know how awesome it is to be with them until you live on the opposite side of the country from them. I really do miss everyone... especially my mom, but I am so glad she is just a phone call away. Haha I think I have learned how to cook more of her recipes this year than I did living at home. Moms are great aren't they? They are always there for you, and never complain every time you ask them for help. They just willingly give give give. Adam and I were so lucky to be blessed with such great mothers. Time with family really is the best!
Another adventure Adam and I had during Memorial Day weekend was a perfect, much needed, trip to Palmyra, NY. We went to the Hill Cumorah Visitors Center, the Sacred Grove, the Joseph Smith house/ Farm, the Print Shop of the Book of Mormon, and last, but not least, the Temple. And, no. We did not go during the pageant. I am glad we didn't though. It was perfect. Just Adam and I and the cute little village of Palmyra. ;) The spirit and peace we felt there was a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our favorite part was watching the new Joseph Smith movie at the Hill Cumorah Visitors Center. It does a great job of depicting the life of Joseph Smith. If you watch it, just know that you WILL cry.
Here are some pics of our vacationings recently :)
Mom enjoying her motherly/ grandma the great role:)
Of course, it's not an Allen Reunion unless there's football:)
Nick just chillen
Adam being the favorite uncle and playing with the kidlets
On our way to the Brigham city Temple and Tabernacle
View of the Brigham City Temple from the Tabernacle
The girly little one!
The church we went to on Sunday in Palmyra
Oh... the beauties a flower garden
A cute little house in Palmyra
Yes... I did take this pic
The Gold Plates :)
The Hill Cumorah
Me running to my prince charming:)
The view from the top of the Hill Cumorah
This pic is for Stevie
Do you see the dragonfly?
Back to some pics from the reunion haha ... don't know how they got down here ;)