Thought i'd post pictures of most of my family members. (Thanks to Annette for the pics of my family at the beginning of this post!) I tried to get close ups of everyone but I know I forgot several. This probably represents about 2/3 of everyone. Sorry there are so many, I just have a big family!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Our second Utah reunion was also in Bear Lake. We met up with my side of the family and had a great time relaxing, chasing kids, playing games, and eating. We managed to spend one afternoon at the lake and got a picture of all the grandkids lined up in order from oldest to youngest with the littlest baby sitting right in front. (We were missing two grandkids because one of my brothers couldn't come to the reunion). Ella is in the bright pink flowered suit and she's wearing a hat.
We stayed in a gorgeous house for three nights and there was plenty of room for everyone. Here's a view of the kitchen and a peek at the soda machine. The kids learned very quickly how to turn it on.
The house also had a beautiful deck, grill, and hot tub (which, incidentally, was broken despite the service repair man claiming he had been there the day we arrived and it worked just fine). And you couldn't beat the view.
Kudos to my brother, Cameron and his wife, Annette for planning the reunion. We all had a great time. I only wish we could have visited with everyone longer.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I mentioned before that we spent the first couple of weeks of August in UT attending some reunions. The first reunion was with some college friends. We love seeing these friends and we try to get together at least every two years. This time we went to Bear Lake and had three fun days together. But we forgot to get a group picture! So, here are a bunch of some of the kids.
We spent plenty of time playing on the playgroung. Then of course there were drinks in coconuts.
And we all got wet. One day we went to the lake and another day we went to the pool.
On Sunday we even had a little lesson and coloring activity for the kids.
By the end I think everyone was exhausted!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
We spent the first 2 weeks of August in Utah enjoying some great reunions with friends and family. While there I took some family pictures for some friends and am finally finished with them. Thanks for your patience D and B!
Even though it was August, the morning was pretty chilly. The girls were troopers, though, and mom did her best to encourage them and keep hands warm!
Mom specifically wanted me to get some pictures of her youngest who is 18 months old. She has such beautiful eyes and soft squishy arms! And trying to get pictures of her was a fiasco--she never stopped moving! But I had such fun playing cat and mouse--and she did get caught a few times!