Pioneer Day Weekend

For those of you not from Utah, every 24th of July most Utahns get a vacation from work in honor of Pioneer Day (to celebrate the arrival of the Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847). It’s pretty much the best holiday ever, complete with parades, barbecues, fireworks, and pioneer fairs all across the state. Matt and I were so excited to be able to go and make the hour drive down south to visit our families (only the second time we’ve done so since getting married).
The weekend was full of hamburgers, chatting, playing Monopoly Deal, and hearing Matt’s mom speak in church. We were sad to have to pack up and go back to Logan to start work again.

Matt’s mom cooking us up some homemade scones…mmm hmm!!

Matt’s family camps out the night before the big pioneer parade in Salt Lake, so we all gathered there the night before to have a barbecue and catch up with the extended family.

And of course, no trip home would ever be complete without a trip to our favorite place in the whole world: Leatherby’s!! (More on how Leatherby’s became “our” place in my Wedding Wednesday post in a couple weeks)

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