|Back row: McKenzie, Jordan, Nathan, Lexie, Nancy, Bruce, Ryan and Savannah|
Front Row: Hallie, Clint, Sophi and Molly. We know Andrea and her family wanted to be here, and we missed them!
It was wonderful having two-thirds of Doug and Nancy's children and grandchildren join us at the reunion. It really meant a lot to me having them there and to participate with us, and to talk and have fun with. It was time to have the 2nd cousins get acquainted. Thanks also to Nancy and Lexie for the delicious "Grandma Keeler" supper of tacos and cut out oatmeal cookies that mom used to make. Cutting out all those red, white, and blue stars took a whole day I'm sure. Yummy!
|L-R: Audrey, Jessica, Annette, Alissa, Hillary, Kambre, and Tom|
Nathan and his mother-in-law, Larita Bowen, prepared a delicious gourmet pancake and bacon breakfast for everyone Saturday morning. (Tammy and 7 wk. old baby Isabella were getting some much needed sleep.) We had chocolate chips, blue berries, pecans, and lots of delicious fruit and cocoa to choose from.
Andrew and Anthony's families fixed a great pulled pork lunch for us Saturday, with melon and chips. Yummy! For most of the meals there were over 30-40 people who ate. Thanks again to everyone who helped prepare a meal. It made it so much easier on everyone to only have to worry once, instead of nine times.
Time for Games
Afterwards we took family photos on the wagon, and then played outdoor games. Jolly, Jolly Butcher Boy was one of the fun ones the little kids enjoyed, along with Red Rover.
Of course, you can't have a reunion in Idaho without having a potato sack race!
We really appreciate Uncle Bruce for providing brand new potato sacks! as well as firewood for the reunion. We should have taken individual pictures of all the sack racers! Where was my cameraman when I needed him?
Even without any practice all the kids did extremely well. Getting into the potato sack was the first obstacle!
|Little spuds race: Jaxon, Gannon, Logan and Hailey|
|Jaxon figures out an easy stroll works better than hopping!|
Next the kids in school try their skills .
|Daniel, Hunter, Mattea, Sam race, while Michael and Hailey watch|
|Danny, Hailey, Mattea, Sam, and Hunter|
Boy, these kids can jump.
|Go, Mattea, Peyton, Hailey, Brendan|
|We finally figured out how Michael |
was able to go so fast!
Brendan, Michael, Kylee, and Laurie are the pros; Hunter and Logan cheer them on
Adults challenge the kids:
Break out time for Girls
Modeling the final product: Before and After
|Second Cousins: Sophi, Laurie, Logan, Mattea, Hailey, Peyton, Kylee and Molly|
Even Dads get to model the new hairdos
-- now we can see for sure another family trait!
|Ryan, Steve, Anthony, Andrew, Nathan and their daughters' (granddaughters's) flower bands|
More games outside with beautiful lawns and shade
Next some circle games: Duck, Duck Goose, with a silly uncle to make it fun
|Run, Sophi, run!|
|Logan takes her job as "it" very seriously|
There was also some good shady spots for visiting with family
|Nancy's grandchildren: Sophi, Clint, Nathan, and Savannah|
|Nancy, Lexie, Tom, Alissa, Bruce, Autumn, and Hinckley|