Sunday, June 10, 2007

6th Annual Family Reunion

This past weekend was our 6th Annual Gregg Manwaring Family Reunion. Ben and Kaylin hosted this year and took us to a beautiful place up in the mountains near Kilgore, ID. It was a very nice time to just relax in the forest and let the kids get filthy dirty while having fun.

We enjoyed cool weather, (the nights were downright cold), good food, and great company. Everyone slept in tents, except my family. I admit it, I am a down right wimp. I've endured one too many cold, wet, hard tent trips, so I enjoyed my camper immensely! We took a hike to Aldous Lake where the kids caught frogs, toads, tadpoles, and frog eggs. (Oh what a paradise!) Unfortunately I left my camera back at camp. I didn't even pull it out until the last hour before we left. So, here are a few of the VERY FEW pictures I got.

Isn't a campfire so much fun!!?? The kids LOVED stirring the fire with sticks. Thankfully, no one was burned. I love sitting around a campfire doing absolutely nothing but watching the flames.

This is how dirty an 18 month old gets while roughing it! Mmmmmm....

Good friends, Sami and Alyssa. Alyssa loves it so much when we get together with the cousins her age.

All the little grandkids. Left to Right, Back row:Payson, Sami, Alyssa, Megan, Ellie, Anna, Halle, Front Row: Kate, Jamis, Alex holding Micah and Wes, Gabby, Keagan, Carter, Ogden, Owen
Isn't this a pile of fun!!!
The MEN!! Back: Benjamin, Chris, Gregg, Justin, Front: Kevin (and Ben's baby Meesha), Brandon, Jarom, Blake

The Women! Back: Anna, Becky (and Wes), Katie, Kaylin, Elena Front: Emily, Natalie, Missy, Amber

Jarom doing the Indian Fire Dance, or something. :)

Ellie, Anna, and Halle playing Barbies in the camper. These girls can play Barbies for hours on end. They had a great time.

Alex and Micah.

Baby Wes
The babies were such troopers, I don't think I hardly heard a peep out of either of them. It's so much fun to have them around to snuggle on once in a while. One thing is for sure, there isn't a lack of hands willing to hold them.

Thanks to Ben and Kaylin for a GREAT reunion and fun memories!!!


becky ward said...

Nice work! I cant believe you already have this posted. You will have to send me some pictures so I can do my blog! What a fun weekend!

Blake said...

What a great weekend. Your blog looks great. Missy