The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Wilcox Reunion on Blue Mountain

Wilcox Relatives Who Came to Blue Mt. -- 74 Strong

(Click on photo for an enlarged view)
Front: L-R:  Janet and Steve Wilcox; Nathan, Tammy, Brendan and Laurie Wilcox; Anthony holding Logan, Ashley with Sam Wilcox; Bev holding Brig, Quincy Sage, Quentin holding Ava Wilcox;
2nd Row: Rob, Ethan and Kathyrn Wilcox; Theron Jeppson holding Hunter, Autumn holding Hinckley with Peyton in front; Andrew, Jaxon and Amy with Mattea (baby Gannon?) Wilcox; Sharon and Jerry Wilcox; Chris with Adam, Danny, Pam with Emily, Hailey, Kylee, Michael and CJ Wilcox
3rd Row: partly hidden  Mary Mills Bingham, Mattew and Marcus;   Mel and Jeannie partially hidden
4th Row Debbie and Nicks family:  Derick, Elizabeth, Jeremy 2 missing names; Diane and Keith; Lynette and Jeff Woerner's family: Alex, Paige, 3 more children; The Lewiston Jeppsons: Jeff, Susie, (in front of them) Carson, Lehi, Tucker, Gunnar; Justin, Lexus and Stephanie Wilcox Hazel and Brian Wilcox (Walter's kids). (Katherine and Harvey are the phantom attenders)
(Hindsight note to self:  We should have grouped the families in columns with the little kids in first two rows, and the Big Hunks behind them on the back rows.  Also we should have taken the Steve Wilcox large family group pix and Keith Wilcox group, like Mel and Jeannie were smart enough to do!)  Wish I'd thought of this sooner.

Since Autumn was the child in charge of the Steve Wilcox reunion this year, we did a two-for-one reunion since Steve was in charge of the Wilcox extended family reunion. She planned a lot of fun activities and had good help from her siblings and parents.  Of course, Hinckley was her constant buddy.

Thursday Nathan, Autumn, the Idaho Jeppsons, Mel and Jeannie, and Steve and their families arrived at the camp site, so we were off to a good start and had time for visiting. and shared food!  We appreciate Sharon and Jerry and Jeff and Susie's family for the long distance they travelled (2000 miles round trip). 

Friday AM Anthony, Steve, Rob, Ethan, and Grandma enjoyed golfing in Monticello.  By noon most of the family campers were starting to roll in and get their tents set up.  The weather was perfect, though the nights were cold.  Just right for campfires and s'mores.

There was lots of yummy food!

Mary and Katherine's breakfast

June Birthdays Celebrated: Carson, Derick and CJ (Brig missing and one other?)  The feast included gourmet Dutch Oven deserts: chocolate raspberry, blueberry, and apple cobblers!

Reunion Activities included:Playing in the creek (Love that water and gooey mud!)


Shooting water rocks off.  Luckily there was only one innocent by-stander hit

Decorating Water bottles, face painting on Friday-- sometimes the kids painted parents!

Camp cooking with lots of good food & company

Family hike challenge on Sat. included making up a skit or song, sharing, telling jokes,  finding clues
Family portraits,
Painting picture frames

Robb, Kathryn & Ethan-

Mel and Jeannies's extended family.
Front: Gunnar, Lexus, Mel, Jeannie
Susie, Carson, Lehi, Jeff, Tucker
Stephanie, Brian, Justin

Friday was Madagascar Night with a mission report and slides by Tucker who had only been home from this far-away place for 7 weeks, followed by the movie, Madagascar.  But only those NOTsleep deprived made it to the end!

Andrew, Jaxon and Mattea:                                           Nick & Debbie's family

Chris and Pam Wilcox family" CJ holding Adam, Pam holding Emily Hope, Michael  Front: Kylee, Hailey and Dan

  Nathan and Tammy, Brendan and Laurie               Jerry and Sharon Wilcox

More family portraits

Theron & Autumn Jeppson family  
Peyton, Hinckley, Hunter, Leah, the Lab               

Quent & Bev Wilcox family" Ava, Sage, Quincy (Brig was napping)

Anthony & Logan, Ashley & Sam and
our friend Diane from Canon City, Co.

Katherine, Mary, Matthew and Marcus

Mel and Jeannie and grandchildren: Brian, Justin, Stephanie and Lexus in front.

Four wheeling and basketball were also enjoyed as well as mountain golf and hiking and side trips to the Four-Corners and Arches.

Saturday was the Wilcox Jeopardy game which featured many talented participants and friendly competition.  Afterwards we watched the 50th Wedding Anniversary Show Remake, remembering Grandma and Grandpa Wilcox.  Unfortunately, many family members left early and didn't get to see it. 

Sunday morning, those who wanted to, attended church in Blanding and had Father's day dinner with Steve & Janet.  Diane McNeave orchestrated a Father's Day recognition game, honoring the good fathers in our family.  All in all it was a fun -filled four days for most of us, and shorter for the rest. We're glad you all came.

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