Fam Jam + Sister’s Day

We just finished the most epic Boyce Fam Jam! (The newest name for our family reunion.) It was a wonderful week of cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and laughing. We all went up to grandma’s house but we stayed in hotels because there are so many of us! I actually absolutely loved the hotel aspect. We would stay up late in the lobby and/or go swimming or just hang out. 

The first night, we found out that Dallin H. Oaks was staying on our floor so we casually waited by the door in the lobby all night….he never came. Sooo he was probably already in his room because my cousin saw him in the morning. Haha we also saw the General Relief Society President & the guy who does Music & the Spoken Word. Didn’t realize we were at a church headquarters retreat, but there was just no other explanation for it. 😂 

Other highlights of the reunion included a red neck slip and slide that slid down a mountain, picking apples from grandpa’s apple trees together, ordering late night pizzas & exchanging stories, going to a church history pageant out in the middle of nowhere, a little Salt Lake impromptu shopping trip, a testimony meeting, Swig, making cookies, & the non-stop laughs. I love my sweet, crazy family! 

Also, it’s National Sisters Day & I’m so glad I got to spend it with my sister. We laugh so hard together and I love her so much! So glad she’s my forever sissy & twin. 💕

What do you guys do for family reunions? Any traditions? I would love to hear any ideas you have as we will be planning some in the future. Love y’all!

XOXO,

Alyse

Ice Castles

The Midway Ice Castles are absolutely breathtaking. If you have the opportunity- GO! I don’t remember seeing them when I was going to school in Utah, or I feel like I totally would have gone. I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to make it out there. It is right near Park City, too, so we did the ice castles for about an hour and then spent the rest of the time in Park City. A lot of  people at work were asking about the castles. Check out their website HERE!

Tickets sell out online and apparently if they’re sold out online, you can’t buy them at the ice castles, so I would purchase them early. I would book it for earlier in the day than later. Once you’re in, you can stay as long as you want, but if you go earlier there are probably going to be less people. There are mazes and slides and even concessions you can buy. We were just in awe at the beauty of the ice castles, though. We had never seen anything like it! You really start to feel like you’re actually in the movie Frozen.

What I wore- I wore my beautiful red coat from J. Crew which is perfect for all things Christmas + clearly ice castles. I also love layering collar shirts under sweaters, so I have a collared chiffon shirt with little gray polka dots under a soft off-white sweater from Forever 21. Oh, and of course my pom pom hat from Nordstrom. <3

I hope everyone is loving love this Valentine’s Day! What a wonderful reason to celebrate.

XOXO,

Alyse

To Grandmother’s House We Go…

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We are on our way to Grandma’s house this week for Thanksgiving, so here’s a little throw back to last year around this time, when we went to Grandma’s house. Who else is SO excited?!

This past weekend was amazing. Nick and I popped into St. George to go see Mia in her high school play. She was part of the ensemble for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat, and she rocked it. She sang and danced with so much energy, and she looked beautiful on stage. It made me want to sing and dance more! Also, we had musical songs stuck in our heads all weekend, and we would all frequently break out into song. It was so fun. I love being home.

Also,I finally have a phone again, so I’m happy for that! Two more days of work and then more family time! Hooray!

XOXO,

Alyse