Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Amazing Race

Following a very relaxing and quiet Christmas morning (probably because I completely lost my voice), we went to St. George to meet up with all of my family. I love my family and I love St. George. It was a little cold the first couple days and then it really turned beautiful.

I volunteered (don't ask my why) to create an Amazing Race game for the family to compete in. Last year we did a photo race through St. George and we had a lot of fun. So thanks to the Internet and the actual show, I came up with 6 destinations in Washington County and tasks that had to be completed at each site. I divided the family into 3 teams and they competed in activities such as gulping down In-N-Out, performing at Tuachan, sketching famous artwork of Zions, racing to the marathon finish line. I wish I could have seen what actually happening at each place. But, I have pictures of the teams as they made it to the last pit stop.

On the 26th, we had a birthday party for my mom - HOLLYwood style. We had a red carpet, paparazzi, and a FroYo bar. Kenyon used photoshop to do some cool shots of my mom as a movie star. It was so fun and my mom was a good sport. She HATES any fuss over her birthday. However, my grandma always made sure that we made a special day for her.






We also fit in some tennis. I stink and really need some lessons. Kenyon, of course, did great even though he feels so lousy. Completely unfair. The kids also got to play a little. They love to play tennis with Grandma and Egan.



We only wish we were there for their New Year's Eve party. We have no party plans here.

10 comments:

Malea said...

Firstly, you are so creative. I might have to copy your Amazing Race idea. Secondly, no heads up that you were here?:0 At all You and Courtney are dead to me. Thirdly, Happy New Year; and I'll get over it.

Christina said...

Man. Malea is lucky to live in such a warm place right now. I am freezing. The race looks awesome. Our family is so unorganized we are lucky to get a board game together. We love In-N-Out. Lucky!

Kristine said...

I love spending the holidays in st. george too. i am so glad you and your fam could come down! amazing race was a highlight of our trip...so much fun. i am so impressed with your skills.

see you in a few hours!

happy new year!!!

Courtney said...

If it wasn't sealed before, your vote from me for mom of the year is now solid. A.MAZ.ING!

Janna said...

Your family is so lucky to have you to create things for them. We should have come down to watch them for you. We were in Cedar.

Bocchino Family said...

Wow, Annie. You are amazing. Sounds like so much fun!

kate/katie/katherine/kaatee,etc said...

I love the Hollywood idea. I bet she was bedazzled by all your creativity. How fun. Happy Birthday to the best aunt!

Happy New Year!!!

Much love......

Holly C M said...

Annie is Amazing. The race was a blast. The party was awesome, and the photoshop posters were a thrill for me--standing next to Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. But I got beat at tennis by someone who has been miserable for a year. So, Kenyon is amazing too.

Juliann said...

Holy cow, that sounds like fun. . . both the race and the party! I love it!

Lindsey said...

Amazing Race was so fun. I am always amazed at what you come up with. Thanks for the awesome activity.