|L to R: Rojean, Nello, Fred, Charmaine and Jolene|
|Nello's family minus my cousin Julia|
|Charmaine's family minus my cousin Celeste|
|Jolene's family minus Brian and his wife Kalia|
I brought stuff for the kids to make fruit loop necklaces and marshmallow shooters.
|fruit loops on floss was pretty easy for all ages|
The marshmallow shooters were a fun outdoor activity. All you need to make these are disposable cups(not the tiny ones and not the huge ones like those red ones they sell at Costco, just medium sized.), normal shaped/sized balloons and mini marshmallows. You double up a cup and cut about an inch of the bottom. Then tie a knot in the balloon without blowing it up and cut off maybe 1/2 inch of the opposite end(the rounded end). Then you pull the open end of the balloon over the lip/rimmed side of the cup and you've got your shooter.
|Corbin with his marshmallow shooter|
|trying to get the marshmallows to land in the circles we made with chalk|
Nora was the only baby (I think) and so she was very loved. She brought so much joy to so many people which I loved seeing.
|My aunt Charmaine and her best friend Bob; Bob loves babies|
|Me and my aunt Jill|
|Robin(my sis-in-law) is expecting and due anytime|
|At a buffet for dinner with my mom, Fred, Becca and our families|
Sunday morning we attended my aunt Jill's ward for sacrament meeting. Mark and Jill were the speakers for the day which was nice. After church we went over to Jeff and Jolene's for the last part of the reunion: lunch and a talent show.
|My Aunt Jolene and Nora|
|Elisabeth on Jeff and Jolene's tree swing. Beautiful scenery!|
|Me and my two sisters, Pepa and Becca|
|Mom playing her father's accordion before giving it away|
Here's a short, 1 minute video clip of Elisabeth playing a song on the piano for the talent show. I wish I could have gotten Char on camera as well, but he volunteered to be one of the first and I didn't get my camera out in time. I'll take a video of him playing sometime soon and put it on here.
After the talent show, we took off to Boise and stayed the night with some old friends from BYU before finishing our journey home in the morning. Scott and Eric were roommates for a couple of years at BYU and when I met Scott, Eric and Katie started dating and we both got engaged at the same time and married around a month a part. We hadn't seen them in probably 7-8 years so it was fun to catch up. We each had five kids, practically same ages as well. In the van on our way to their house, Elisabeth laid on the floor for awhile to rest and not too soon after threw up from being car sick and eating junk! I told her not to eat so much junk at the reunion but she didn't listen...when she eats junk, this is not an unusual thing to have happen, and even at home when she's not in a car. Charlie made a tent out of his blanket and stayed in that for hours.
|Scott and Eric|