Saturday, July 31, 2010

Miss me, Miss me, now ya gotta......

Oh friends....the time has come.  That glorious, glorious time of year where me and my entire family get to run away to the most GLORIOUS and beautiful place in all the land.



We get to spend an ENTIRE week amongst the pines, and aspens surrounded by gorgeousness.  Quiet, no phones, no computers, no NOTHING.

Just a week of cool to cold weather (quite a feat in Arizona), nature walks, game playing, laughing endlessly, long conversations, reading, eating, boggle masters, hearts wars,  laughing, eating, competing, games, relaxation and FUN.


All because these two (CUTEST picture EVER of them) "fell in love" and had my fabulous family!!  And then we all got old, and decided that week long vacays together was the WAY to go.



Ok, to be fair, this pic is from TWO years ago, and a lot has changed.  But..I'm not on my computer, so it's the best i could manage.  At least you get an idea of how many of us there are (this is my IMMEDIATE family).
We just love eachother, that's all.


And just for funsies...i'm throwing in a pic of the in-laws from 3 years ago (who like to call themselves the out-laws). I mean really...I bet your in-laws aren't as cool as mine!  Just sayin!

It is the one week of the year we look forward to MORE than anything.  In fact, tonight has been dubbed "Greer eve" by my brother and sister.  The giddiness we feel is like unto Christmas Eve. And this year, EVERY SINGLE ONE of us will be there.  Including my adorable nephew Bryson, who will have JUST arrived home from his mission in Argentina AND Jere (who missed last year entirely and only made it for 3 days the year before that due to work).

So, please excuse my absence from blogland for this week.  Try not to miss me too much.  Ok fine, miss me A LOT!  But know that I will be back.  If I can get clever enough, I will have my sis in law post some of my favorite older posts.  MANY of you weren't around for them.  So, it could be fun reading.  But, IF that doesn't happen, just know I love your buns tons and will be back in time for a memory monday post (a 2 week delay on 8th grade).  Joyce, maybe in my respite from the world, I'll be able to brainstorm any great things to share from this year. hehehehe

Peace out technoworld.  I'm off  to GREEEEEEEERRRRRRRR!!!!

And yes, you should be jealous, VERY jealous of the good times about to ensue.


Pines and parties,

Allyson

10 comments:

the shoafs said...

i canNOT believe you are leaving me again...and for your FAMILY. for shame. that's horrible, wrong, mean, and hateful of you. i'm going to go sulk and pout now.....for a whole week. ;) i WILL miss ya....but have a fantabulous time!! i expect DOUBLE the posts when you get back though.....you'll have to really crank out the witty banter to make up for abandoning us for a week. but you can do it...

Kristina P. said...

That cabin looks amazing! I hope you don't get killed by a crazy woods murderer! Have a great time. :)

jen said...

You know I'm jealous.
Where in Greer is this cabin? I can't place it.
Have SOOOOO much fun. It rained so much on our girls up at Baldy this week. Should be SCHWEET! And I've found you a new student!

grace said...

The "outlaws" pic is awesome! I can tell your family has fun together!

Minky {moo} said...

No computers??? I.would. die Hope you are having a wonderfultime!

Andrea said...

I Heart Greer! Hope you guys have a fabulous time.

✩Molly✩ said...

really missing you. thinking they need internet in Greer... seriously.

The Empress said...

You are a lady who has what's important, right. Here's to you and your blessed life, and recognizing that. Enjoy your time!

Jere the Hottie said...

Grace,

Yes, we outlaws ARE the coolest ever! You're totally missing out on not knowing us and I'm sad for you. The Shums are totally awesome, and we outlaws only add to the awesomeness kicking it up a notch or seven...

I'm truly blessed to be a part of this incredible family who loves and accepts me for the freakshow that I am! They put up with my crazy and somehow like me enough to keep me aound. I totally scored!!

Everyone should go to Greer, Arizona at least once! Seriously, Google Earth it or something and see for yourself how stunning this beautiful place really is and then you should get a plane ticket to Phoenix and head the 4 hours up there!!! You can thank us later for telling you about this Shangri-la spot later, just go! Go! GO!!

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