Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Mortensens and Denneys Come Together!

Brett and I spent the 24th of July in Alamosa, Colorado (my home town) with BOTH of our families. That's right, the Mortensens and Denneys came together for some small-town fun! We actually have a big Pioneer Day Celebration in Manassa, Colorado (an even smaller town just 20 minutes south of Alamosa). I grew up going to this celebration every summer, it brings family and friends together every year! Everyone call it "Christmas in July." It consists of parades, live music, the best hamburgers in town (and they only come once a year), rodeos, demolotion derby's, fireworks, and much more. We had a weekend full of fun together.

My family gave the Denney's a small taste of the Pioneer Day Fun in Manassa on Friday. The boys started out the day with a round of golf at 6:30 in the morning. Then we hit up the parade, and just sat around on the grass enjoying live music and those delicious burgers!

Brett waiting oh-so anxiously for the parade to start! Ha!Love the bunny ears Craig, classic.
Just one of the many cute floats!
Friday night we hit up the Rodeo! I didn't get a picture of the mutton busting....but someday our kids WILL do that!

Saturday the boys started out with GOLF again. Somehow they managed 45 holes over the weekend. Our dads were in heaven!
Brett is wishin' this was his.
Takin' Sheri out for a ride

Our hike to Zapata Falls The rocks were slippery....
The water was FREEZING.... And my poor dad fell in!!Our mothers pretending to be brave and wading in the freezing water!
The rest of our time was spent eating delicious food and playing dominos late at night! The Denneys taught my parents to play Mexican Train, they are hooked!
We had such a fun weekend with our parents! There's nothing better than great company, great entertainment, and great food! It's even better when the company is FAMILY! We are so lucky our parents get along so's like they were friends before Brett and I even met!
Thanks Mom, Dad, Craig, and Sheri for ALL OF THE FUN! We Love You!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Fray

Saturday night we went and saw The Fray perform at the Usana Amphitheatre in Salt Lake. We met the Rotheys there as well as Carly Walton and her boyfriend Spencer! Brett and I aren't super into The Fray, but it was a fun atmosphere and a great excuse to get together with friends! While waiting for the band to come on, we sat around and played Phase 10; everyone else around us was drinkin' and gettin' crazy...probably a funny site.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Things You May Not Know......

My sister-in-law Carly tagged me, so here goes:

List 10 things people don't know about you, then tag 7 people!
(It's harder than you think)
1. If I could go back to school, I'd become a teacher.
2. I love searching recipes online (I'm constantly looking at food blogs), and love watching Food Network just to watch people make yummy food.
3. I have severe claustrophobia and I'm afraid of suffication (I hate being dunked under water, smothered by a pillow, blanket, or confined to a very small or very crowded area. Please don't ever do any of these to me, I might freak out!)
4. I LOVE scary movies!
5. I absolutely love theme parks and rollercoasters.
6. I hate brussel sprouts!
7. I love to sing, and wish I wasn't so terrified to sing in front of people.
8. My friend Tami and I have a long-standing tradition of making fully-loaded nachos everytime we get together. The magic ingredients are Tami's mom's canned chicken and my mom's homemade salsa. Nachos wouldn't be the same without the two. Then of course, cheese, sour cream, the works. Silly, huh?
9. I love the show "What I like about You", with Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth. So highschooler of me.
10. I took Brett and I on our first date, and paid! It was his birthday. But he was such a pansie I had to make all of the first moves! It was worth it. I love him, he is the best!
I tag....
Christy Anne
*Whoever wants to do it!