Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cousin Time

We had cousins come to the farm to spend time with us and do some farm work. My brother's kids came for a few days and then my sister's kids came for a week and a half, and her boys even participated in the 4th of July program for our small town. They played out the revolutionary war and Derrick did the flag ceremony. They had fun doing the activities after like the races where they got a quarter for competing.

 This is the only picture I have from the Laub Reunion. This is Samantha and her cousin. The Laub reunion is Kevin's favorite reunion to go off-roading in the sand dunes. The kids enjoy riding horses, playing with cousins and second cousins, and riding the barrel train. There is also a program that we enjoy that has to do with family history.

KayDee and her cousin were able to go to two princess parties during the summer. They had a tea party and did fancy crafts. They definitely felt like princesses.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ipson Reunion 2014

 So I remembered my camera this year and I took  A LOT of pictures! These are the ones of just our immediate family. We had a great time this year at the Ipson Reunion. The kids played and played and played. There were cousins, second cousins and many aunts and uncles to tease the kids. I think this was the biggest group we have had! We hiked to the caves, retrieved ice and made ice cream just like we do every year. Kevin made sure to lick the beater!
Butterflies were caught and tiny strawberries were picked and eaten. The four wheelers were well used by Derrick and hot dogs were smoked over the fire. Samantha held babies and KayDee even left some flowers for future campers. It was a great trip and we are so grateful to have these memories!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

KayDee's Baptism

KayDee was baptized on July 5, 2014. She has been so excited to be baptized and when she had her interview with the Bishop, she answered the questions with confidence. The program was so great. Derrick was asked to give a talk about the Holy Ghost and did a great job writing it himself. We invited some friends to come and there was a lot of family who came too. She really loved having everyone there!
We are so excited that she decided to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This so special for our family and we are so happy for her!