Friday, August 6, 2010

Water's Family Reunion Part I

This is a biggie but a goodie!! At the end of July we had a Water's Family Reunion at the SUU Cabin up towards Cedar Breaks. It has been a VERY long time since they have had one and since I am a huge fan of family reunions I couldn't wait to get there and get to know Josh's family better. Our camera kept dieing over the weekend so I got pics but the camera would usually die in the middle of an activity. Hopefully this conveys how much fun we all had and what a success the reunion was. I also can't wait to see everyone else's pics so Waters Family get to posting!! Friday night was family night, everyone was arriving at different times so we took care of our little families and enjoyed being there when everyone arrived. The cabin is so cool. There is so much room inside and on the outside there was hiking, dining and grilling,firepit, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits and TONS of space to go exploring. The weather was beautiful, overcast all weekend, warm during the day and cool at night. Saturday we did have quite the down pour and a few tents and belongings inside of tents got soaked but it was a beautiful mountain rain.

This is Jaden, Mia and Maddy (2nd Cousins), Smore Fun, Janae making a wish on a weed for a great wedding the following weekend. :)
This is Trevor, ladies he is single, an RM and totally adorable, the other guy is his studly brother Dallin who I just adore also. He is the youngest of the Water's first cousins. Sorry girls he is still in highschool. :)
Saturday was full of crafts, pinata's and games. The older kids made wirly birds and the REALLY big kids got their's stuck in a tree and decided to figure out a way to get it down. Yes that is a water hose and no it did not work. Justin ended up climbing the pine tree to save his beloved wirly bird. :)
The younger ones were given aprons to decorate. Maddy LOVES this apron and wears it around the house.

All of these kids are the Water's Second Cousins, I know awesome right? What is even better is at the reunion we found out there are 6 more on the way. WOOHOO!!!!! Check out Crew's face in the second pic. He means business with this pinata. Ha!Ha!

But it was Gage who with one blow down on the body of the pinata the candy went flying and so did Uncle Neal! Ok so I don't think anyone got it on film but Uncle Neal was the one holding the rope for the pinata and the pinata was soooooo heavy that when the body came off Uncle Neal went flying backwards out the gazibo, down some cement stairs and into the field behind him, BUT not once actually hitting the ground. It was quite graceful, thanks to Jeremy who went after him to make sure he didn't actually fall. Sooooooo Funny!!!!!
The rains came down and the games came out (go ahead, you can sing it). :) While it poured buckets and buckets of rain there were some pretty big laughs going on inside. A huge game of Apples to Apples, an exciting game of UNO (can you tell by Chris's face :)) and an INTENSE game of NERTS. I think I decided that card games are by far my absolute favorite kind of games. Every night was filled with sleepy sillies, sound affects for paper, rock, scissors, Aunts and Uncles playing game after game of Spoons and Buzz Word with neices and nephews who were loving every minute of that time with them and WOULDN'T let them go to bed.
Grandma and Grandpa sitting with the windows open enjoying the storm and cool weather and Uncle Dave making sure they were all taken care of. All the kids in the front room playing a rousing game of duck, duck, goose with Aunt Brenda and cousin Paul (you can see by his shirt he had been in the rain, everything was sooooo wet).
These last 2 pics are of cousin Richard with his nephew Jaden jumping a fast moving river after the rain had stopped. This river during the storm had taken over this entire bank. Anywhere you see dirt was where the water was rushing for a good 2 hours.
Don't worry I have one more post.....

1 comment:

Tricia and Aaron said...

My family goes up there every year for our reunion too...we absolutely LOVE it!!! Sorry it rained so much :-(