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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poor Doggy!

This is a photo of the kids playing 'Poor Doggy" at our pioneer day celebration. Arya is hidden under the hat. She was so good at this game! The goal of the game is to make someone smile. There is a 'doggy' in the middle of the circle and he/she had to try to make each player smile. If the person smiles, they are out. The winner is the one who stays in the longest. No one could make Arya smile. She took this game very seriously. We told her not to smile and she didn't!! It helped that she could pull her bonnet over her eyes so she didn't have to look at the 'doggy!'
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Family Reunion

In July we had a family reunion with my dad's side of the family. These have been going on since before I was born! This year since it was my dad's turn to plan the reunion, (which I ended up doing!), we had it close to home in beautiful Lake Arrowhead. I have missed so many of these reunions over the years; it was so nice to come to this one and to see my cousins, aunts, uncles, and siblings!!

My Dad, two of my siblings and our children.

My family (Jared was working and couldn't be here).

Cute Cousins! Ernest kept moving everyone's shoes. Arya and Alanna, posing, second cousins on the swing.
Cooking in the kitchen, kids playing a game, Dad and Craig on the computers.
The second cousins made a cool fort out in the woods by the house. They made brooms and swept it all out, made a fire ring, made seats, and they would have meetings out here. They were here for hours and hours. Reminds me of when I was a kid. Such fun!
The water in the lake was REALLY cold, but some braved it. Arya just liked to pose. Arya LOVES the camera!

We had so much fun at this reunion. I had forgotten how great these are for me, but especially for my children to get to know their relatives. I am looking forward to the next reunion in two years up at Bear Lake!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

My babies

My beautiful children: Alyssa 11, Nathan 9, Savannah 7, Alanna 5, Arya 3