FAMILY REUNION - 2012~We held our every 2 year Family Reunion on July 18 through July 21st. This year was a: "No Empty Chair"one. Everyone came this year. On Saturday the 21st we had our entire posterity here at our home. There was 46 total; 6 children and spouses, 31 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and one step great grandchild. For three days we enjoyed one another while playing games, basking in the sunshine and mud at the East Canyon Reservoir and we topped it off with a brunch on Saturday morning. Pictures can tell a thousand words and here they are:
Families starting to arrive - My daughter Christina, Brandon and Children
Amber and Christina - Daughters
Layton, Amanda and Ryley, and Levi
Gathering at the Bowery for fun, food, and games ~
Grandma with some of her boys~
This game required that the team members put
an Oreo on their head and maneuver it into their mouths~
This game required that you tie a tissue box to your back and then try to shake out ping pong balls.
This game was a race to fill up the bottle with water~
The Water fight begins ~
Baby Layton starts it off~
In the evening we had our grandsons, age 8 and up stay at our home where we had games, food and a movie. There was a total of nine boys~
This game the boys were blindfolded and then they took off their shoes and we scattered them about in the middle and the winner had to find his shoes and put them on. This one was a little stinky~
Family Fun at the Lake - Fun in the sun with mud and water.
Good food and conversation was enjoyed by all~
In the Evening we had our 8 year old and up granddaughters for the night.
There were 12 of them.
With my two oldest Granddaughters, Gillian and Justice
we gave pedicures and manicures to the girls.
We had dinner and watched a movie.
We had a total of 10; it was a wonderful evening~
Our Closing Celebration
Front row - Jonathan, Joshua, Mary, Sean; our oldest son, Jeffery and Jadyn
Back row - Joseph, Gillian, Jackson, Dana and Jacob, Jed, Jessica and baby Lilly~
Our oldest grandson's famly~
Baby Lilly, Jessica, Jed, Jadyn~
Our second grandson Jacob and Dana
Jacob and Dana ~
Front row - Karli, Ryley and Kason
2nd Row - Austin, Justice and Layton,and Ethan
Back row - Amanda and Travis; our second son~
Front row - Christian, Averi and Taylor
Back row - Amber and James; our third son~
Front row - Faith, Sariah and Brondi the dog, Abby and April
Back row - Levi, Brandon and Christian; our oldest daughter~
Alyssa, Michael, Jenni; our second daughter and Benjamin, and Emma~
Front row - Sarah, Michael and Williams and Kaitlyn
Back row - Dave and Tiffani; our youngest daughter~
Here's my awesome grandchildren~
This reunion was so much fun. There were many prayers sent, family names on the Temple Prayer Roll, and moments in the temple. We wanted our family to be protected from harm and satan's influence and that guardian angels would surround us all. I know beyond doubt that our prayers were answered.