For years, my dad’s side of the family has done a summer reunion every other year. I have loved growing up with close relationships with my cousins, and treasure all those memories.
This year, we decided to begin our own traditions of reunions with my immediate family. So my parents, all my siblings, and spouses and children, met up in Park City two weeks ago for a super fun four day weekend.
And thus I give you…four zillion pictures from our weekend of fun.
Seeing the two grandbabies play together was probably the funnest thing ever. They LOVED all the attention from Grancie and Grandad, and my mom spent a good fifteen minutes taking turns tossing them on to the big pile of pillows. They, of course, loved her for it. Her arms probably did not.
On our first full day there, the men all went off together in the morning to the Park City mountain resort where they rode the alpine slide and the alpine coaster. All of us girls stayed behind with the babies and took them over to a nearby park and the local library.
The rest of the afternoon was spent at the house, playing together, and then in the evening after the babies went to bed, we had family book club.
The next morning, the babies sat out on the porch in the beautiful weather with Grandad, and then we had a celebratory breakfast for Landen and Adam’s one year wedding anniversary (complete with sparkling cider, balloons, and a candle in their pancakes).
Then it was the girls turn for an afternoon out. We headed over to Main Street in Park City where the Kimball Festival happened to be going on that weekend. We wandered through the various arts and crafts booths, stopped in a bookstore for a while, and did a little food tasting. It was a perfect afternoon out together.
|apparently I’m the only real weird sister
When we got home, we played card games until the babies woke up, and then congregated on the back porch for some activities geared toward the babies — sidewalk chalk, sock puppets, and t-ball, followed by popsicles. They obviously had a blast.
That night, we got a babysitter for the babies, and all the adults went out to dinner. We were also partially celebrating my mom’s upcoming 50th birthday (but I’ll share more about that later).
Our last day was Sunday. In the morning, the babies played with the iPad, while simultaneously looking adorable. After church, we headed to a local park where we had lunch and took our family photo (which we’ll be using for our Christmas card this year — if you’re on the list to receive one, act surprised…).
Then we all had to say goodbye, and go our various ways. Seeing the babies say goodbye was the cutest thing ever.
And that concludes our first ever immediate family reunion. We’re already anxiously anticipating the next one in 2014!