This family reunion was relatively last-minute, but it ended up being my favorite one yet on this side of the family. I was "in charge" this time, so I heavily delegated to those who were willing and it all came together so nicely! I definitely couldn't have pulled it off if I was on my own.
We had lots of outdoor time. Because there are now 9 families and 25 kids (at this moment), I just couldn't find a house big enough for all of us that was even close to affordable. We all stayed in our own locations, which ended up being great! The kids were rested, there was minimal chaos, and our time together was that much more valuable.
We had a JDawg's bbq...
Minute to Win it games
a hiking day (Tanner and I had to miss because he was throwing up)
an outdoor game night up the canyon in an incredible park...with kick ball, volleyball, dancing, a campfire...
a program about Grandpa and Nana's lives, and a musical presentation by the grandkids
an adult temple session/Mission President setting apart/yummy Chinese dinner
and family pictures. It was a miracle everyone ended up being able to be there for some part of it, especially as we grow and spread even more across the country. Grandpa and Nana had to leave for the MTC at the end of our week and are now in NY for 3 whole years. So glad we got to do this!
(Emma is sentimental and sensitive...she made all the rest of us cry).