Family is the single most important thing in life. I happen to have the greatest family in the world. My immediate family has really come together in the past 10 years to become one group of the best of friends and my pillar of strength. My husband and the family we plan on raising is going to be my life that I dedicate everything I have to. I have a great loving and close-knit family of in-laws that I have been blessed with to make my own. And the extended family I have from my Mom's side, Dad's side, and Husband's side are all just amazing people that I feel honored to be related to. I am in awe of every single one of them.
This past weekend we have the privilege of attending the Conner Family Reunion 2010! Talk about an awesome group of people! It is surreal to see all the people that came from my Dad's two parents that I never got to meet. It is always fun going up to St. George to spend time with this family but this year it really hit me how amazing these people are. Every person has their own story, personality, talents, and accomplishments that I love learning about.
We had a great weekend! I have 7 best friends in life. I consider best friends to be the people that you have unconditional love for that feel the same way about you. The people that you can tell anything to and not feel judged. The people you can talk to on the phone with everyday. Or choose to have with you on a desert island. The 7 people happen to be my Dad, Mom, Christie, Kimmie, Scottee, Kailey, and Chris...my family. So to get to be together with 6 of those 7 people is bound to be a memorable experience. Needless to say...we had a great weekend!
We drove up in Mystique (lovin the 40 mpg!) and had a great road trip...until the last couple hours when we found out that you should never drive through the Hoover Dam on a Friday night! But our car was packed with snacks and a great IPOD playlist. We played cheesy word games that somehow brought up the words mucus and marsupial more often than needed and entertained ourselves by making Houshie salsa dance to the music (poor animal).
The reunion included the perfect amount of activities and down 'talk' time. We only got to be in town for 2 nights so we tried to cram everything in. But it was so well organized thanks to one of those amazing people I was talking about up there (thanks Bria!) so we feel it was well worth it. We had the BEST food and some fun activities including:
We also spent a lot of time loving on our niece Lucy Juicy and hanging out with my sibs. We got to see Chris' bro Dan who came to play some bball and then Houshie got to spend the whole day with his Uncle. Sunday we went down to the St George temple and walked the grounds. That temple is gorgeous and so white! It became one of my top 5 faves.
I will share some hilights from the trip in pictures but if you want to see more you can view my facebook album HERE. To everyone that was at the reunion...I am sending you a link to see ALL the pics. This Facebook album is mostly my own pictures.