Friday, May 23, 2014

40+ bloggers + the great outdoors= One amazing weekend


So about a week ago I was surfing the Utah bloggers group on FB and noticed that someone had a ticket for the Family Forward Adventure Weekend by Mom it Forward. I asked if she still had it and the rest is not important. The important part is that I got to spend an amazing weekend with amazing ladies.
 photo credit:  Beingspiffy

We went to Zion Ponderosa. If you are not local you should make a trip up there. Of course the locals already know it is a great place.

I had been up there 2 weeks prior for Ragnar but it was not the same experience.

First let me show you a bit of the houses we got to enjoy.

They were amazing to say the least.

The first night after a little meet and greet and dinner we went for a sunset walk. After a glass of wine of course. The night was sponsored by the Dairy council of Utah/ Nevada. What a great first night getting to know everyone.
 With one of my roomies, Heather, from Kids Email

 Photo Credit: Mom it Forward


We even had an ice cream sundae contest. It was so fun seeing all the unique combinations everyone came up with. The ice cream was from Aggie Ice Cream. I chose Blue Mint with Butterfinger and sprinkles! So yummy!
 We soon separated into our houses for the evening so we could prepare for our next day's adventures.

Look at all of us learning all the awesome video skills from Aaron Coleman. He and his wife Rachel (from Signing Times) were at the resort with us. They are both amazing. The story they have to tell is one everyone should here. Shelby loves the new Tree Schoolers DVD I got to bring home. We even got one to gift someone......
After morning class we went over to the main activity area and got ready to go Canyoneering.  Yes you read that right. I went Canyoneering. It was so fun. One thing I was not supposed to go. Zion Ponderosa gave some of the bloggers an awesome opportunity to go up in a helicopter. One of those lucky ladies had to give up canyoneering. It was a win win for both of us.
After hiking and more classes we took a wagon ride to the overlook of Jolley's Gulch on the ponderosa. We had a beautiful team of horse named Frank and Jessie. We had dutch oven dinner that was so good. We were even serenaded by 2 cowboys.

Photo Credit: Mom it Forward
Greatest looking group of bloggers right?
We also had a bonfire and smores in the evening but I took no pictures..... bad blogger!

The next day after our final class with Aaron we had another activity planned and lunch.

 Jeep Tour Unimog style.
 Here I am with Amy from The Idea Room. We have been friends on Instagram for awhile. We were so excited to get to meet each other. She is just the sweetest. She has some mad talents only I know about. :)

We had to say goodbye after a fun filled weekend of adventure and learning. The great women behind this event our awesome.
Thanks to the following for the swag and the awesome weekend:
IKEA 
Mom it Forward 
Rachel and Aaron Coleman
Agnes and Dora
Contour
Great Harvest
Miracle Harvest
Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada







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