2011 Holden Family Year in Review

As our 2011 year came to an end, I wanted to re-cap all the happenings! I really enjoy looking back at the previous year and seeing how far we've come and all that we've done, but I also really enjoy looking on to the next year and all that's ahead! As well as counting the many blessing we've had and all the ways to improve (resolutions) for the upcoming year!

So here is the 2011 Holden Family Year in Reivew...

Rang in 2011 with the traditional trip to Vegas w/the Meserve family. .

Adam won his first Softball tourney of the year. St.George Superbowl Tournament..

Spent an awesome Valentines together.. 5th one to be exact..

Went to Las Vegas again for the NASCAR race with my family and Linzi

Spent a fun Easter with both of our families..

Amanda went up to Women's Conference for 3 days in Provo with her mom, aunt and cousin..

Spent a summer full of Softball in Vegas & St. George ..
Celebrated Amanda's 24th Birthday and then...
celebrated Adam's 25th birthday!

Spent 4th of July up in Pine Valley with family and friends..

Adam split his head open on a tree branch at Pine Valley resevoir.. luckily no stiches were needed...
Went to Fairview, UT for the 24th of July with the Holden bunch..

Went to Vegas yet again for a 3 day weekend of shopping fun & the Lion King..

Spent Labor Day in P.V..so beautiful ..

Went to Orlando Florida in September for Worlds Slow Pitch Softball.. boys took 3rd place out of 90 something teams!

Adam's older sister Trish got married in October in Las Vegas..

Went to the haunted corn maze and our roomie Keli'i came back to live with us..

Celebrated our 3rd anniversary with dinner at our favorite place, Sakura & a walk around the temple grounds..

Went to Thriller @ Tuachan with my family.. so much fun!

Vegas again for another softball tourney ..

Adam won the worlds tournament in Mesquite in November...

Thanksgiving was spent with my family in their new home...

We also got to see Adam's family too...

Celebrated my Grandma Betty's 10 year anniversary of her heart transplant..

Went really dark with my hair..

had a wonderful Christmas season with family ..
Celebrated Christmas Eve with the Meserve family and slept over.. & then enjoyed some Holden family time..

Rang in 2012 with an awesome New Years Eve in Vegas with some of my most favorite people..

Really glad to be starting this new year (1 month basicaly down, ha)! I have been really blessed this last year and am so grateful for all my family and friends that I've been able to share it with! I loved looking back on the great 2011 we had.. and am so excited for this new year.

I know 2012 is going to be a great year since I already have a few great things on my calendar! :)



New Years

For the New Year weekend we headed down to Vegas again with my family! Such a great weekend full of lots of laughs!

We headed down Friday around 12 and then checked into the hotel. My dad decided he wanted to stay at the Palazzo again which is right there on the strip (which makes it nice once the craziness starts) Then we all got ready and went and saw Mission Impossible and then had dinner at Claim Jumper. Linzi came down w/us this year (my bro's girlfriend) and then Gabe my sister's boyfriend came down as well. It was a little different having more people this year around, but definitley a lot of fun!

This picture is the view from our hotel room.. gorgeous day in Vegas.

On Saturday we got up and did some shopping and then my dad had made reservations at Capital Grill, which is right on the strip in the Fashion Show mall. I've only been once, and its amazing. It's extremely nice and I felt totally spoiled being able to eat there. It was a wonderful meal with the family!

View from the Venetian Hotel - Their grounds were decorated so pretty and I had to snap a few pictures.  . not to mention I had a perfect sunset :)

Looooove Gelatto Ice Cream :)

After dinner we headed back up to our room at took a little nap before the firework show! haha.. yeah we slept from like 9 p.m. till around 10:30 and then headed down to the strip. Tay & Gabe ran off ahead because they wanted to walk really far down the strip.. us older peeps wanted to just stay close to our hotel. It was a pretty long wait this year.. We had to stand around for about an hour before the fireworks, and there wasn't much for us to do.. besides watch crazy drunks - which is always entertaining. I took some pictures of this beautifully lit up tree below which was at the Venetian - it was so pretty I couldn't get enough pictures! & Below are just pictures of us on the strip waiting for the show! ...

The fireworks were amazing! I love going to Vegas over New Years because of the sweet firework show. This year was a really awesome trip and everyone had a blast. I love adding new people into our family, even though Linzi is still 'unoffical' I totally feel like she is my sister in law!

 2012 is going to be a great year.. I know my family was really excited to ring in this year because Elder Meserve comes home this summer! :)

Happy 2012!!!!