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! 





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



Rhino


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




Bear


Red Panda


Big Cats!




Porcupine
 

Gorilla


New baby zebra!


Giraffe




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!


Monday, July 16, 2018

UPCU Summer Party

UPCU has a summer party every year usually at a nice restaurant that has a patio. They rent out the whole patio so we have it all to ourselves, we have dinner and they give out prizes too. They usually pick different kinds of food as the CEO loves trying new things. Last year we had Indian food and that was definitely different for us! It was the first time Andrew and I had ever had Indian food!  

This year however, UPCU was offered the use of PacifiCorp's Stairs Power Plant. It's located up Big Cottonwood Canyon above Salt Lake City. This was an incredible honor and privilege to have the use of as even their employees only get the privilege of using it through a lottery system. I'm sure it doesn't hurt that UPCU is their credit union though. ;)  For food, they actually asked Andrew's dad to cater so Kevan and Calleen traveled out there with their trailer and cooked for us. That was really fun because Andrew got to help them and everyone raved about the food. :)

There was also tons of stuff to do there: volleyball, lots of grass area where they set up different games, horseshoes, a fire pit that they lit for s'mores. They even hired a live band!

















One employee's birthday was the same day as the summer party and Andrew's birthday was the next day so they had a cake for them at the party. :)
 
It ended up being a cool summer evening so the weather was just perfect for being outside. We had a great time visiting and hanging out with the UPCU family.  



Alicia Lyn Ercanbrack Married Kurt Douglas Jensen - June 8, 2018


On Friday, June 8, 2018, Andrew's youngest sister, Alicia, got married to Kurt Jensen at the Provo City Center Temple! We love Kurt and now he's an official part of the family. We couldn't be happier for them!