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10 year Reunion TRIP

Jul 1, 2010 | Travel | 7 comments


So I knew my class reunion was coming up, but when I learned the dates were a month earlier than our trip to Utah would be…I knew I wouldn’t be able to go. I still had high hopes that a miracle would happen & we could go. WELL it did..Monday before the reunion flights went half off & Jase got paid better than expected…so YES we did it. Jase, EVE & I bought the tickets & we did a quick trip to Utah. We had many babysitters for the kids: paul staples & fam, Hyde Fam, Jacob & Janice & Kaisha Ho Ching.

SO we left Wednesday…

The flight was easy…with only one very sleepy baby, it was the easiest flight since we’ve had children. I got to sleep lots!!
We arrived in Vegas around midnight, we got a hotel for $20 & I went to sleep.
Jase went down to the Mac store around 2AM & waited in line to get the new IPhone4, he was #15 in line. At 7am there was over 3000 people in line to get phones. He got his & came back to the hotel, we checked out & hit the road to Utah a little after Lunch time.
(yes the IPhone on the LEFT is broken, I dropped it at the BBQ reunion, the one on the Right is his replacement phone)
ROAD TRIP with just us was so fun. WE talked & sang…there was no potty breaks needed, no screaming & no hitting.
We got to Utah & visited Lori, Laura & Kort. WE got to see Lori’s beautiful new baby boy.

We headed to Mac’s House & visited with her & Bren.
Then visited with Calabios. They sang Happy Birthday to me, we had Ice cream cake & presents. We got to see Erin’s Beautiful house & studio & all of Mom’s wonderful paintings.

Evee on Erin’s comforter
Then even later that night we visited with Joe England. We love Joe & his lovely new wife Laura. We ate at this wonderful new yogurt shop. YUMMY!
What a full DAY!

We visited Mom at work & shopped around. Friday evening was the reunion. It was at a place c alled Noah’s – a reception place. There was food, lots of laughing & hugging & “Oh my goodness, look at you!!” AFter food, they had awards..YES I WON: traveled the farthest & had the most kids. I knew I could win something!! And they sang Happy Birthday to Me & Lu. AFter awards they did Q & A to find out what people were doing with their life. This was my favorite part: who lived where, who served in the army, who served a LDS mission, who had kids, who was still single, who had degrees/masters degrees, who traveled to many countries & more. They ended the night off with some hits from the 90’s our era, we rocked out to: Barbie song, Ghetto Superstar, MJ, and more. I loved it. I loved seeing old friends.
AFter sleeping in lots…as much as one can with a baby. We went to the FAmily Reunion BBQ. THAT WAS A BLAST. Not as many came to this as Friday Night, but it was fun to see everyone’s kids. I really missed our kids at this point.

Top: Colton Parry, Me, Heidi Edlefsen, Jacob Wilkey
Bottom: Kari Worthington, Jocelyn Gleason, Brittney Allred, Luana Yuzon, Val Infanger, Celeste PHillips, Jenny Lamb & James Pierce

Val Infanger

Kari & Jocelyn

Brittany & I forget her name


Jenny & Lu

Align Center

James & girlfriend

OK TONS of people & their awesome families & cute kids.

Heidi & her daughter

Ok this is Celeste’s little girl, she has the daintiest face & the cutest little freckles.

This is Kehl, Lu’s boy, he has the funniest faces. This is his angry grouchy face.

At the end of this fun reunion, we went back to Calabio’s, packed up. Took a few pictures & hit the road.

And before we hit the airport, Jase’s friend: Taron Prince, met us at Walmart to visit with us. VEGAS is a scary place…very very scary.

As we drove down to vegas, our perfect vacation ended with a GREAT sunset picture.

What a perfect birthday weekend & present. Visiting with Family & Old friends. I loved it.


  1. Stephanie

    wow what a fun trip! i'm so glad you got to go have fun and relax too!

  2. Leslie

    that looks like the best trip ever! And what a great reunion and birthday! Now we are looking forward to seeing you guys in August for our Calabio reunion!!!

    p.s. that's a freaky broken phone! I'm glad you told me the story though because I was SUPER-DUPER OCD careful with my phone until I got a case on it (well, I'm still careful now but at least it's not super slippery like it was. Note to apple – why oh why is a phone made of glass?!!!). And then when cases came in at our local store I didn't care what color it was – I just wanted some protection. which is why I have a 90s/purple case.

  3. lori

    It was good to see you and your adorable new baby. I'm glad you had fun at the reunion and that you posted pics!

  4. Molly Bea

    Ah! sounds like a LOT of fun! Thanks so much for letting my husband crash at your place AGAIN, and hanging out with him so he didn't get too bored:) Wish I could have come chat with you! You guys really need to move over here…we are doing MBTA and would love to chat with you!!! When do you head to Utah? we will be there Aug 4-Sept 14, me and the boys that is…except for the end of ten days that trev and I will be in Italy…we need to catch up, but again thanks for taking trev! 🙂

  5. Laura

    Thanks for posting all these pics I LOVE LOVE LOVE the updates. The reunion looked super fun. Didn't it feel nutso to see all those people. I can't wait for girls night when you get out here again.

  6. sanaejames photography

    sounds like you had a fully loaded fun trip! We'll have to catch you guys when you guys come back for the second time around! call us!:)


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