Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lehi Round Up Days

FRIDAY JUNE 25, 2010

Each year our city throws a week of fun and games for everyone called Round Up Days. The big thing here is the Rodeo, but there are lots of other activities to do all week as well.

One of the traditions in our ward is to make a float and have it in the city parade. We usually walk with the float Friday night in the mini parade, and then this year we actually went to see the larger parade Saturday morning. It was so fun.

This year the parade theme was "Guess what I saw..." Our ward did a Root Beer Float Float. The kids dressed up like waiter and waitress car hoppers and the young men helped pull the float around the parade route. It's a lot of fun.

This year, Abby was walking up near the front of the float and tripped. She fell and the float was pulled on top of her. Luckily someone yelled to stop before the wheel ran her over, but she was pretty scraped up. We put her in the stroller that August wouldn't ride in and pushed her the rest of the way. I think she was a bit embarrassed to be pushed in a stroller. I was just glad we had it.

When we got to the end, we all sat and ate yummy root beer float ice cream popscicles. I've never had a better one! They were delicious!


Saturday morning Larkin and I both ran in the city's 5K race. Larkin has done it in previous years, but this was my first time running in any sort of race whatsoever.

It was awesome. My goal was to be able to run the whole race without having to walk any of it and do it in 30 minutes max. I DID IT! I even ran it faster than I had hoped. Nikki and I had done a couple practice runs and we thought we had made good time, so it was fun to see we both crossed the finish line in under 28 minutes! (My time was just barely under 28!) But, out of 199 women that ran or walked the 5K, I was the 36th!!! I think that is pretty cool. Larkin finished 9th overall from the men's group, and 2nd in his age group! He runs it in 20 minutes! Unbelievable. You go boy!

After the race, we picked up our kids from the neighbor, ran home and showered and then had our Arizona cousins who were in town join us for the parade. It was so fun.

The kids had a blast collecting all the candy thrown our way. I think it helped that we were sitting with the Mayor's daughter-in-law and their family. He threw LOTS of candy!!!

This is Cameron, a friend of ours, marching with Lehi High School's Marching Band. We tried so hard to get him to crack a smile, but he was very good. (He ran the 5K too this morning and finished just a few seconds behind Larkin! He was the first to finish in his age group and the 11th finisher overall out of 117 men! Go Cameron!!!)

Alex and her friend who now lives in Pleasant Grove. Fun to have these guys with us!

The girls with their new cowgirl hats they got from the parade.

I love this picture of Julie and Luke.
They were so nice to let us all come sit with them and their family.
What a fun day.
And that was just the morning.

We rushed home from the parade so we could see the World Cup USA vs. GHANA game that started at noon. Too bad we couldn't get a win. In another 4 years, we'll try again. We spent the rest of the afternoon eating and playing games with the cousins and making pizzas for dinner. It was a fun filled week, let alone day.

The next day we left for our Park City trip.

But that's a whole different post.

To see a preview, check out my sister's blog.
She put together some cool pictures from the highlights of the week.


  1. Awesome, I absolutely love the float, I hope you guys won an award for it! Poor Abby, that would stink to get run over by a float :(. I can't believe how old Cameron is, it's Vangie's Cameron, right? I didn't know Julie was expecting, tell her congrats and hi for me! Reading your blog made me homesick for Lehi and the ward; it's great to hear about though. Oh, and congrats on running that race, you are wonder woman! Have a fabulous rest of the summer : )

  2. Seems like a pretty neat place to live...Lots of cool stuff going on!


  3. fun times. Poor abby. I still can't belive she fell under the float!

    p.s. i think your dates may be wrong. they say July 25th 26th etc but I think you mean June? For records sake...

  4. Oh my Abby okay!? Glad the float went well and that your ward is still intact after such a major event. So fun!