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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another Fabulous Family Reunion

July 18th, Hiked Lone Peak with Jarad.
It was a gorgeous, kinda hot day, but we had a great time.
Thanks to Chelsy, Mica and Keebs for watching little Cai.
Our second time leaving him with friends, which says a lot.

John, Jarad and Phil We found a tree with our initials carved, “JJ”-Sweet
July 20th, Monday The Classic Cheese shot. Lucky his mouth wasn’t full of food like other times when I’ve been sprayed. Guess who else was at the Wilk that day? But one of my great missionary comps, Hermana Norman!
Try this for funny—so we bought a book for Jana, really for Mark since he collects books written by apostles and prophets. It was inscribed to “Jan” (1968), so we added an “a.” and made Elana and Jana a cake (which really did taste good, but was super ugly). Elana’s first question, “Ooo, Jana, did you make the cake?”

July 21st, Hiked Mt. Nebo. It was so beautiful, with tons of wildflowers. We went as a family, with Elana, Pam and Travis. It was so fun. As you can see, Elana and Pam were great entertainment for all of us—they kept us laughin. Jarad carried Cai all the way up, other than twice when we let Cai hike up and then down. Elana and Pam Jarad near the top, it was steep, but slowly and steadily, we made it.

July 24th, The Pioneer Parade (really they call it Fiesta Days, I don’t know why, but it’s our first time going there and it was fun to introduce Cai to a Clown. Later, we went up the Canyon to a family picnic. It was so much fun! Everyone participated in a Talent Show and we had a BBQ.
Saturday, July 25th Flag Raising Ceremony, honoring our Nation’s Freedom and Family Service Project, tidied up around the Church yard. Of course, we did the Slippn’ Side at Rock Canyon Park along with fun water games, but Cai played on the playground the whole time. It was a great Parkinson&Carter Family Reunion.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Family Reunion July 2009

Gurr Family Reunion, July 3-4. Met up at Oquirrh Mountain Temple in Utah.

Family Service Project, Friday July 3rd~ Spanish Fork Canyon

We built Initiative Games like the Mine Field and sanded down the wood, built a firepit and laid the volleyball poles in cement.

Saturday, July 4th consisted of fun with fireworks after a Pizza picnic, with the Freedom Parade in the morning and playing Rook late into the night.

After all was said and done, there was still more fun to come...we went to the waterpark after hiking Ensign Peak on Monday, July 7th

On Tuesday, July 8th, we visited the sights in downtown Salt Lake--

That evening, we drove with the Milletts on to Nebraska. We saw Interstate 80 for a long time...ask Marshelle about Wendy's.
On Friday, July 10th, we visited the Doorly Zoo before flying home. It was so fun to be with everyone.

We made a little video of all the fun times with family. Love you all!