Wednesday, June 24, 2009

REUNIONS!

We've had the pleasure of re-uniting with many family and friends over the last week.
First off was some of my girlfriends from high school. It's been 9 years since Bre, Lindsey, and I graduated high school and started our own adventures and between the 3 of us there are 6 kids and 1 on the way! Over the last 9 years we've all had different jobs, schooling, and travel experiences, but somehow this year we're all located in Utah...finally! So, Breanna Thomas, Lindsey Bodell, and I took advantage and got together at Bre's for a night of food, fun, and conversation. The kids enjoyed the reunion as well!
Corbin loved playing with Hayden's t-ball in their backyard.
Quinton enjoyed cleaning up dessert crumbs (chocolate cake, not dirt... I know I'm a good mom, I let him do this for the picture and then stopped him)....
...and trying to climb the slide backwards all night.

Our husbands (Ryan and Jeff, missed you Aaron!) entertained the kids/played off and on while Bre, Linds, and I reminisced about old times, caught up on life, spoke of motherhood, and laughed about what we used to do before we had husbands and kids. (For some pretty scary pictures of our younger days and a walk down memory lane, see Bre's blog)
It's so fun to have such good friends that you can just pick right up where you left off. Here we are now with all our kiddos in tow.
Can't wait to see what 9 more years will bring.

A few days later Jeff and I attended the Peterson Family Reunion, his Grandma Moss' side. It was at a nice park in Mapleton and we again enjoyed great food and conversation, but we didn't take too many pictures because it was pretty rainy, windy, and cold the entire time. Needless to say, the boys found their niches and enjoyed the park despite the weather.
Quinton found a ball.
Jeff and Corbin found hula hoops. This was Corbin's first lesson in shaking his hips.
After a few attempts, Corbin gave up and resorted to watching another girl his age and his dad do it instead. Nice moves Jeffrey!

On Sunday evening we were lucky to meet up with Mandy, Dusty, and Kimball as they rolled through town on their way to AZ for Dusty's sister's wedding. It's been months since we've seen them and Corbin and Kimball always pick up right where they leave off too. Kimball waited on Uncle Tom's front steps for us to pull up and was clapping when we arrived. The boys gave hugs and then found their way to the backyard and RAN....and RAN.... and RAN. Not sure if they were playing chase or just running (and falling) for fun. Think they were both pretty delirious, but it was pretty cute and funny to watch.
They sure worked up a thirst and then helped each other getting drinks. Cousins are so much fun!
Can't wait to see some more AZ cousins and family starting tomorrow for a wedding and the annual Larson Cousin's Camp. So, stay tuned for some great from fun from AZ and Cali in the next week! Hopefully when we get back we'll be tan, rested, and have the keys to our new house in Provo!
(keep your fingers crossed!)

3 comments:

Christie said...

Aren't get togethers fun? The kids looked like they were having a blast. Even if it was dirt....it wouldn't have killed him.

The Newmans said...

Your little men are just adorable! And, the three of you girls look fabalous!

Bodell said...

Oh, so fun! Cute pictures! It was so great to catch up and visit with you! Let's plan another get together before too many years go by again! Maybe in the fall! When are you due?