Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New Camper

Andrew and I have been wanting to get a camper for the last few years, but this summer we got pretty serious about finding one. We looked the whole summer for just the right one, but it didn't seem like we could decide exactly what it was that we wanted. Then, the Tuesday before Labor Day Weekend, Andrew looked on Castle Country RV's website and found one he really liked. He showed it to me and I really liked it too! By Wednesday, we had our loan done. The dealership is in Helper, UT so they stopped by Utah Power Credit Union's branch there in Helper and picked up the check for it on Thursday morning and by Thursday evening, they were pulling into our driveway in Ballard delivering our camper! It's a 2019 Wolf Pup 16FQ and it's brand spanking new! They call it a couple's camper and we love it!

Blue LED lights on at night under the awning. The outdoor speakers also have blue LED lights. Apparently the blue lights do not attract bugs!

Notice the nice mattress? It came with this terribly hard mattress so Andrew ran down to Nielsen's Thursday night at like 9 pm and got us a really nice camper queen mattress. Camper queens are the width of a queen mattress, but the length of a full size mattress. Can you say benefits of a husband that works at a furniture store on the side? ;) Our camper bed is so comfortable now!
We loaded up our new camper Thursday night and left Friday morning to go camping at Mill Hollow Reservoir with our families for Labor Day Weekend! Unfortunately, I came down with a terrible cold Friday night while camping so I didn't get to enjoy the weekend at all. I was so disappointed because I had been looking forward to this weekend all summer. I didn't get to set up the canopy that we bought new this year, I didn't get to walk around the campground or even see my parent's campsite. So disappointed. :( I kept trying to look on the bright side though. I was so much more comfortable being sick in my camper then I would have been in a tent. If we would have been in a tent, we would have had to come home early so I was thankful for small blessings. :) I have no pictures even from Labor Day Weekend, but I am so thankful to all the family that took time out of their lives to come and spend time all together. Love you all! Now I'm looking forward to many fun adventures to come in our new camper!

Alex and Ani Girls Night Out

Seven Oaks, one of the jewelry stores in Vernal, advertised on their Facebook page that they were doing an Alex and Ani Girls Night Out one Saturday in August from 6-9 pm. I love Alex and Ani bracelets so I was intrigued by this. It said bracelets would be discounted up to 70% off and that the first 10 people in line would get an Alex and Ani tote bag with a free bracelet! I asked Savannah if she would want to go with me since she likes Alex and Ani bracelets too and she did so I was excited to have a girlfriend to go with! I wasn't sure how popular the event would be so we decided to get there an hour before it started to wait in line. We ended up getting there about 4:45 pm and it was hot waiting in the sun, but totally worth it because we were the 3rd and 4th people in line!!!

The line! Savannah is standing there in the blue. :)

Beachin' sugar cookies were served! They are so good!
Beachin' is a soda shack in Vernal, Roosevelt and Manti and I love their drinks and sugar cookies! I even have one of their refillable mugs! 

Contents of the cute tote bag are: Alex and Ani 2017 Christmas Ornaments ($48), Alex and Ani candle ($?), Alex and Ani Polishing Cloth ($6), 2 Alex and Ani bracelets ($38 & $28) and a Beachin' Free Drink Coupon! So awesome!
I ended up purchasing one of the Alex and Ani bracelets on my wish list for 50% off! Savannah got a cute stack as well. :) We ended the night having dinner together at Freddy's. It was a fun girls night out! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New Truck

Andrew has been looking at getting a bigger truck for about 4 months now. Once he decided exactly what he wanted though, which was a Ford F150, he had his new truck in about a week! We actually bought it in Vernal and loved the process of buying from a small town dealership. It has everything Andrew wanted except leather seats, but he is totally happy with it!

Hogle Zoo

When Alicia got married during the first part of June, all the family was in town including my sister-in-law Kim and my niece Roree from Alaska. Kim wanted to take Roree to the zoo and Calleen offered to take them, but Kim invited me to go as well. We also invited Carrie and my nephew Oliver too. I was able to take a day off from work and Calleen got us all discount coupons so we went and had a girls day at the zoo! 

The zoo called this taking an "elphie". Ha ha! ;)


Polar Bear
Roree has the white bow in her hair. :)


Red Panda

Big Cats!



New baby zebra!


We also rode the carousel and train all together. :) 


Roree touching the ball spinning with water. ;)

We left the zoo in the early afternoon and went to have a late lunch at The Cheesecake Factory all together before we all headed home. I had a great day spending time with the family. Love them all so much!