7.21.2008

Family Reunion

So I spent some of last week attending a family reunion and had a blast. We started off at the zoo which was made all the better by the fact that I was babysitting a 2 year old--some things should just be done with small children. After a day of animal sighting some of the family headed over to do some ice blocking while I attended a baby shower. Then later that evening we all reconvened for a rousing game of Win, Lose, or Draw that I really enjoyed even if everyone thought the wolf I drew looked like a bug--I told you I didn't draw.

The next day (after a serious game of family fear factor that I rather wisely chose not to participate in--people ended up with real chicken feet in their mouths!) we head up to the Heber Valley camp do to do some "camping" (camping has to be put into quotes when you are sleeping in cabins (even if they are cabins without mattresses) and when there are bathrooms with running water and refrigerators).

Apart from the fun of hanging out with family that I don't often see, I thought one of the real highlights was the food that we ate. Everyone really did a nice job--which sadly means that my hope of a weekend away from good food turning into a weekend of weight loss didn't occur.

Now that it is all over I realize how quickly it all went by and wish we had more time (more time and a real mattress to sleep on--Sorry, I'm a wuss and I freely admit that).

Thanks to Vicki for all the work that went into putting all of this together.

8 comments:

Natalie said...

We have "camped" at Heber Valley and I must say that I would rather "camp" than camp. Although, I must say that camping without a mattress while 5 months pregnant is not fun, the rest of the visit was nice. This year will be better-I will bring a mattress (or two) and I am no longer pregnant-which makes life better in general :) Glad you had a good time.

Jen said...

I had so much fun and it was good to see everyone. I agree that the food was very good. Thanks for your dining tips. I saw Dippidee and really wanted to go in. Just not enough time for al the good food I wanted to try! Maybe next time.

Denise said...

Sounds so fun. I would not have played the fear factor either! Yuck! I am bummed you have no pictures...you need some. Wish we could have been there.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Sounds wonderful. I am posting later this week about my own family reunion too. It is that time of year.

Natalie said...

Sounds like a fun time for you!! :)

Kirk C. said...

I didn't know of any other place to put this, but Happy Birthday!

Denise said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR COURTNEY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! (I am yelling-singing :))

Happy b-day sis. Hope you had a blast in Cedar City. Love ya.

Yankee Girl said...

Thanks Kirk and Denise for remembering. You are too good.