Sunday, September 16, 2012

       These past few months have been crazy!  So crazy in fact (at least that's what I tell myself haha), that I have not updated the blog in forever....Like.... 8 months forever.  Lame. I know.  I have made it a goal to personally update it at least once a week.  One of the highlights of our summer was vacationing with both families in Utah.  It was amazing to be with the fam. :)
        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

The nephews!

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 ;)



  1. Love the pics!!! You look so happy in them all. Love ya and miss ya!

    1. I miss you too Caroline! When ya Gunna come visit? :)

  2. Oh I love that you updated this, I didn't even know you had a blog! I love all these pictures, especially the ones from your Palmyra trip! So cool. I miss you!

    1. I miss you too Anna! I forgot I even had a blog cuz I haven't updated it in forever. But I am committed to not letting that happen again. I will be updating it as often as I can :)