Monday, June 27, 2011

getting our frandsen on.

husband & i headed down to
central utah this weekend to
catch up with some family at the
frandsen family reunion.
we had such a great time.
amazing (& so much we won't
be eating for days!) food
[crepes {the breakfast & dessert kind},
 bbq, fruit, salads, sausage &
scrambled eggs, roast beef
sandwiches, root-beer floats, 
corn on the cob, ice cream cake,
etc. etc. etc!],
fun family
(grandparents! aunts!
uncles! cousins! kids
of cousins!),
& a nice relaxing 
little weekend getaway.

but of course let's also
not forget the stage of
central utah itself,
where husband's grandparents
have lived for over 60 years
(nearly 2/3 of a century!!)
& raised 6 children.
they live smack in the
middle of miles & miles
of stretching farmland
that you feel calm just 
looking at:







can't you just feel the wind blowing
& hear the quiet as you look
through these pictures?
we had such a fun time 
walking (& jumping!!)
 through all the farmland:




grandparent's house
is like any grandparent's
house you can imagine.
a hug every time:



(grandpa has been a farmer
his whole life)


(grandpa's flower garden)



( i love the yellow of this
front porch chair)


(& i love this wallpaper that's
been on the wall, husband says,
"longer than he can remember")


(& who can forget grandpa's
buck trophy in the downstairs
tv room that's been terrifying
frandsen children for
generations?)

before we made the drive
home this afternoon we
indulged in one final huge
& amazing cafe-rio-style
dinner extravaganza!:



(i just loved second cousin
bekah chewing on 
a burrito shell)


(& try as i might i just
COULDN'T get this 
picture of the finished
product to rotate the
right way. but. a
burrito is a burrito,
right?)

we had a great time this
weekend getting our
frandsen on!

3 comments:

  1. I think your husband's grandparents must be related to my grandparents... because my grandparents were Utah farmers their whole lives, AND they had that exact same pink floral wallpaper in the room I used to sleep in during summer vacations (complete with hot pink shag carpet), AND my grandpa had dead animals in his basement too (a grizzly bear and a cougar).

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  2. really? that is so funny! the hot pink shag carpet sounds hilarious!

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