Friday, June 11, 2010

Parade Time

One of my favorite holidays isn't really a holiday. It's Parade of Homes time!!! There are around 20 homes throughout Utah Valley that are built, decorated and open to walk through every May or June. The kids and I love going. I can't believe kids enjoy it, but I'm glad they do. We always have fun together exploring, dreaming, critiquing and stopping for snacks somewhere in between some of the homes.

The last couple of years have been a little disappointing since they aren't building as many huge houses as they used to, but it's still fun.

Sabrina loves to look for playrooms.

I like to see the different styles of design. (Unfortunately, I didn't take as many photos this year as usual so I don't have much to show you.)

Some of the homes had breath-taking views!

And many had fun extras---
Like slides that come down from another floor into the basement
Sports courts or rec rooms in the basement
And a few had pools

Fun for us!


  1. I love the Parade of Homes. Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours is inspiring.

  2. My husband year ago while still in school, was a bookkeeper for a construction coming in Utah County, we always got to go to the Parade of Homes--so fun "dreamin'". ;)

  3. Wow That is so cool. How fun it would be to live in one of those homes.!!!!!

  4. It's so cool to see other houses. I've never actually been to one of those types of events though. I should some day.

  5. My daughter and I love this kind of thing too -- and we've been watching home decorating shows years before HGTV. It is a very fun interest to share all of these years - since she was a little girl. Keep having fun with it

  6. I would love to live in a home with a slide into the basement! It would be so fun to see some terrific homes with the kids and maybe even get a few ideas!

  7. This is fun!
    I recognize the one with the treehouse play room.
    I went to school with the guy who lives there.
    Nice blog! Come check mine out and become a follower. (=

  8. LOVE the fireplace with the window! So unique...


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