Just in case you were wondering how we all looked with big nose, glasses and a mustache, this is it!
We joined Kevin's parents, brother and his family, and sister for the 24th celebration.
We went to their parade and breakfast and the Relief Society presidency tossed these glasses to us instead of candy. They claimed to be "sticking their nose in people's business". I thought it was pretty cute and we do look cute in the glasses too! We gathered plenty of candy from those on tractors, trailers and old cars. We also learned about the town's history and the people who built the first homes there. Kevin's dad even sang in a trio. It was a good celebration.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Dutch oven cooking by Justin, Kevin's cousin, was fun since he showed us his secrets! We look forward to more next year. We hiked to the caves and retrieved the ice to make ice cream to top off the tradition for the reunion.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
|Derrick towing his cousin Shelbi|
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
|New announcer stand|
|I like this one even though it's blury|
This year the kids were invited to go to the rodeo Friday night with their new Aunt Whitney since she wanted to bring some kids while she was with her friends who also had kids. We all went together the next night and Kevin's sister Mandy came too. We had a great time. Samantha ended up with blisters since she didn't wear socks with her boots originally. KayDee played in the dirt pretty much the whole time and Derrick enjoyed the pretty rodeo princesses that pass out pictures. All of them loved the food from the concession stand (nachos, snow cones, cotton candy, etc). Kevin worked the gates as he has done in the past years, except this year he could only do it Saturday since he was finishing crop at the farm.
I got to run through the end of the parade chasing the fire truck since our car was parked at the church and I didn't want to walk. Don't worry, I waved as I ran.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Almost a cave.
The stump that is near our house. It must be more special when you are hiking.
Ice cream because we can! It is celebration food.
We played Uno after everything was set up and I had no idea that the game was so fun. KayDee squealed and squealed and even won! It was delightful! After, we slept like sardines, during which we decided to get a two man tent for Kevin and I so the kids could share this one.
This trip really celebrates our family and we love having our kids be a part of it!