This weekend we drove up to Utah for the annual Phillips Family Reunion. The Phillips family is my Mother-in-law's family. Her family has 7 kids so when everyone gets together it is quite a party! It was my first official reunion with the family because we have always had school during the reunion. The place was beautiful and it was all around a good weekend. The reunion was a blast but the road trip is another story. On the way there we were coming up the Baker grade and our car started smoking from underneath the car. We pulled over and debated calling AAA but my mom talked us into turning around and driving our car the 7 miles back to Baker. (thanks Mom)
We made it back to Baker and took it to a mechanic. Of course, we were ripped off but it was a minor problem and we were out of there within the hour. We were driving along and all the sudden we come up the entrance at Zion's Park. We were so confused because we weren't planning on going through Zions but we didn't really have a choice so we go through the park and people are driving like 15 MPH haha. It was hard to enjoy the park because we had been driving for so long already and just wanted to get there!! Anyway, we made it to the reunion exhausted. We stayed up late talking and playing games. We had little competitions,ate good food and caught up with family. I got to see my little nephew Aiden, who I haven't seen since Thanksgiving. He is so big and has such a cute personality. It is so fun to be around so much family and catch up on everyone lives. One thing I noticed about this family is how much love they have for each other. They are all very different but all differences aside they take care of each other and love each other. On our way home we were making great time and then we hit Vegas. WOW. We hit a wall of traffic in the middle of nowhere. I can't even talk about it because I'm still angry about it. What should have been a
7-1/2 hour drive turned into a 10 hour drive. We were both tired and irritated but we talked the whole way and tried to make the best of it. It was quite the adventure and spending time with J was by far the best part.