Friday, June 20, 2014

September 2013--Albuquerque

My sweet aunt Becky passed away on September 19 of cancer. It was a really hard time for her family. They were such amazing examples of love and service. My mom and grandma were fortunate enough to be able to be with her for a few days before she passed. She lived in Albuquerque, so we road tripped it down for the funeral.

On the way down we stopped at the Monticello Temple and Four Corners

Angie, Hyrum, and Emily were able to fly in to attend the funeral. My parents drove down with my grandma and my grandpa and uncle also drove down. Before the funeral, we went to Old Town Albuquerque with Emily and the Marstons and ate lunch at a Mexican restaurant

The ladies outside the church

Dickson sisters (minus Abby) with our beautiful Hussey cousins. It was a really rough time for them but they did an amazing job planning the funeral and luncheon afterward

Mom, Grandma, and Avery thrown in the mix

The girls enjoyed rolling down the hill at the church

Kate and Lyla had fun playing with Avery and Hailey

Our hotel room. Look at these crazy sleepers!

The day after the funeral we stopped by the Albuquerque Temple on our way out of town

We also visited the Sandia Peak Tramway. The tram travels 2.7 miles up the mountain

It was cold at the top! We got to see some amazing views and eat at the restaurant up there

We drove along historic Route 66

We stopped by Petrified Forest National Park before staying in Flagstaff for the night

The next day we went to the Grand Canyon. It is so huge and gorgeous. I could have stared at the breathtaking views for hours. We were glad that we were there on September 30 because the next day it was closed due to the government shutdown!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


We went to the Utah State Fair. We especially enjoyed tasting all the samples at the local food tent!

These goats were crazy. They kept trying to eat us! Also, I got sneezed on by a sheep and was covered in snot :s

Cutest Ly

We made this delicious chocolate torte for my mom's birthday. Angie was in town to help me make it

Kate has a reputation for not being able to hold back when it comes to sweets. I was letting this cake cool and when I was ready to frost it I wasn't happy with how I found it


We got family pictures taken with the Squires. Liz did a fantastic job, as always