June 25, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year......

Okay so Christmas truly is my favorite time of the year. But do you know what is a very close second? You betcha, it's the Lehi Round-Up Days. I love it, and anxiously await it's arrival every year. Not so much for the Rodeo part of it, but all of the parades, parades, parades. I love parades! There are also some other fun activities, my favorites being the Saturday morning Chuckwagon breakfast, and Old Farts in the Park. Seriously people, if Lehi's own Johnny Revill is performing, you don't want to miss it.
My Grandma Billie has prime real estate on the parade route, it is fabulous. I love getting together and seeing all my aunts, uncles, cousins, their kids, their cousins, their cousins kids, pretty much anyone from Lehi. We will be camped out there for 3 days straight, because getting to the parade on time is essential. This proved to be a problem last year, as Molly decided to be born the Saturday morning of the parade. Not that I wasn't happy about not being pregnant anymore, but I might to have liked to see the parade first, deliver a baby second. This is also why I am super grateful I am no longer working and living in Eagle Mountain. No one at the doctor's office appreciated the fact that I had to haul butt out to Eagle Mountain to pick up my kids and then haul butt right back in town and try to maneuver traffic to get a close enough parking spot to my grandma's as to not have to walk miles in the heat to get there. I always thought there were a few holidays I would be willing to trade in order to have Round-Up Days off.
So, how will you be spending your Round-Up Days?

6 comments:

Ines said...

It's almost comical that Molly decided to be born on that day! Maybe somebody's trying to help you get your priorities straight? ;) And yes, I actually heard Christmas music in my head when I saw the title of this post. It looks like you'll have a great weekend! Have fun!

Reed and Nat's Family said...

So glad to know that I am not the only one who drops everything for Round-up days. I, however, love, love, love the Rodeo. Let me know how Johnny Revill does - it will be a shame to miss him.

vimahi said...

I wish I had plans to attend something. We just got home from Mazatlan - Vili is gone to work in Wyoming and the cleaner is swamped with orders - - -
Last year, I sat on the hard benches at the rodeo the day before Tasha was born - fun!!
Eat some cotton candy for me

Annie said...

As for me, I will be spending my round up days at your side! I will also be there all three days! How does Josh feel about the round up days? Nolan just doesen't appreciate it as much as we do...he is still a good sport though!

The Brooks Family said...

Kelli - I'm stalking your blog from Reed and Nat's.. I just want to say I enjoy reading your posts, you're hilarious! Good to see (read) you again!

Kenzie said...

I do believe that you also take after your Grandma Harris. She is the parade queen. I think I even recall a roundup or two where we were invited to join in the fun at your grandmas as kids.