Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Holley Manwaring Family Reunion 2007

This past weekend we went to a family reunion for Jarom's dad's family. It was in a campground at Lava Hot Springs. I wouldn't say it was the nicest campground I've ever stayed in. Between the bugs, the weeping, Weeping Willows, and the trains that ran on the hour EVERY hour, it made for an interesting stay. But the company was nice and my kids had fun, so it was a successful trip.

Jarom's Aunt Shauna. We only get to see her about once a year or so. She lives in California and is always so good to drive up and attend the family reunions. She's a riot.

Uncle Brett and Aunt Sue. I got a kick out of watching them enjoy the tubers going by in the river.

Natty taking a snooze in her Vera Bradley towel.

Cute Becky running around in her Manwaring shirt. This was the official t-shirt of the reunion.

Kate and Gabby hangin' out.

The little waterfall across the river was a hot spring. It felt really nice and EVERYBODY loved hanging out in it and floating the river.

Sami, Alyssa, Megan, and Halle, hanging out after swimming.

Carter loved to stand on this bridge and watch the tubes of people float by.

When a rainstorm hit, we all huddled under the awning of the camper and watched the rain and lightening. I love a good storm and found it very relaxing. Even Becky stayed out and watched until a HUGE thunder shook the ground. Then she was into the camper.

Here's Emily hunkering down in her tent getting ready for the rain.

Katie and her makeshift umbrella, getting things out of the water. Later we realized that she was probably just a walking lightning rod with the metal poles up top her head. Thankfully she was okay.

At the end of the reunion we lined up all the great grandchildren that were there and took a picture. Quite a few people had already left, and some hadn't come at all, so this is only about 1/3 of the greats. Grandma Eva says she has 53 grandchildren, 96 great grandchildren, with 3 more on the way. What a posterity!


The Manwarings said...

What fun pictures. Are you trying to make us feel guilty for skipping? I know, we should. I think it's nice that you were able to enjoy yourselves considering the circumstances.

The Manwarings said...

I forgot to mention I like the color change to your blog. It's always fun to try out new things. I knew there was something different when I pulled up your blog, it just took me a while to figure it out. It looks good.

Anonymous said...

it looks like you guys had a great time...I wish that we could have come.

becky ward said...

I didn't even pull my camera out. Bummer! Thanks for catching such a cute picture of me (NOT). I am still impressed that I weathered that storm for so long...outside!

Jonathan & Rachel said...

This is so much fun to see-we wish we could have been there-it's always fun getting together!!