Saturday, July 16, 2011

Reunion Report.

Well, it's late Saturday night and at the crack of dawn I'm going to get my HORRIBLE Sunburned self out of bed and drive home. Oh why, why did I forget to put sunblock on? Why did I insist on playing those two games of badminton in the hot sun? Even if I did win them both. ;)

So just a quick recap.
Thursday night we had S'mores round the fire. Not everyone had arrived yet.

Friday after a bit of confusion and waiting for last minute arrivals we headed to Capitol Reef National Park and did some hiking.
First off, I'm the worst picture taker. Not only do I take crappy pictures, but I hardly take any!

Here I am sporting a, I just finished the hike, pose. That rock to the side and above me is the arch we hiked to.
   After the hike we ate lunch at a park and played in the very muddy river.
My Brother Steven and his daughter Railey.
Then, back at the house, while dinner was prepared, the rest of us did relays. I know, I suck big time. I didn't get pictures. But my sister did  and I'll post them later if you'd like.

That night we had the most ridiculous "talent"/skit show and had prizes for the funniest, most impressive, where-have-you-been-hiding-that-all-these-years, and the least thought out talent....Yeah, that one had quite a few contenders, but three of my nephews took the prize with a skit about buying pre-blessed food. Don't ask.

Saturday was spent playing badminton, volleyball, and croquet and swimming in the kiddie pools and slippin' on the slippin' slide.

Saturday night we had S'mores again and I had too much, chocolate! (is that even possible?) I forced people to eat S'mores and still had to give packs of Hershey bars out to people who didn't vomit at the sight of them.

Fun stuff. Now hopefully I'll sleep better that this....
...and get home in one piece.
Night, night. Thanks for bearing with family stuff rather than book stuff.


  1. Good job of winning those games! Sorry you're sunburned, though. That's definitely not any fun!

    Other than the sunburn, it looks like you had a good time.

  2. Boo hoo, boo hoo. It looks like you guys had soo much fun. I think I spent more on diapers, wipes, and floor cleaner this weekend than I would have on gas and stuff going down there. Sigh. Thanks for posting.

  3. Jenni Elyse, It was fun, and I think everybody had a good time.

    Adams Family, I really do feel bad you couldn't come. I know you enjoy family more than some of our other siblings. ;) Other people got sick anyway. It looks like there just wasn't any avoiding it.

  4. As much as I love New York, I'm always supremely envious of the midwest and all of its beautiful national parks. Gorgeous.

    Looks likes you guys had an amazing time! I guess you'll be best friends with aloe for a few days, eh? ;)

  5. Kaye, I don't think I appreciate the national parks enough. It might have something to do with my dislike of hiking. Yeah, me and aloe are really close now. ;)

  6. I love National parks and hiking! And I'm sorry that you don't,lol! Sunburns can be miserable.

  7. my sunburns still hurt, too. Dang Slip and slide!!! I just couldn't resist.

    I had a GREAT time! thanks (now that I'm over the hangover)

  8. Shelley, Oh I don't mind National parks, I'm just not fond of the ones in Utah. And I've never liked hiking.

    Cowboy mom, Yeah, mines started peeling. I'm going to have to hide my hideousness from the world for a few days. I'm still hungover. :(

  9. Fun recap. You are looking dang skinny in that posed picture! I haven't seen you in awhile... will I recognize you? :)

    Glad it all worked out well, and that now you can say it's over and someone else's turn next time!

  10. Suey, Thank you, but I'm sure you'll still recognize me. ;)I'm so glad it's over and not my responsibility for 10 years!