Friday, July 10, 2015

St. George 2015 - All Together Now

The whole point of a family reunion is to get everyone together in one place, isn't it? And then of course you need a photo to document that achievement. Wayne's parents have 4 children, 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Here we're missing five grandchildren and their families; not too bad for being scattered across the globe (Portugal, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Kansas, California, Hawaii, Idaho and Utah).
Getting together was wonderful in itself, but the food was delicious as well. Just in case you're wondering what to serve for your next family reunion, here's what we had, and it all worked out great.

  • Barbecued chicken tenders, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, salad, and cupcakes
  • Chili, rolls, cornbread, grapes, and ice cream sandwiches
  • Sub sandwiches, potato chips, fresh vegetables and dip, and cookies
  • Oven baked chicken, rice, green beans, watermelon, salad, and pie
Each family was responsible for one of the dinners, and I'm impressed with the variety we achieved without any advance planning or coordination. (Breakfasts and lunches were on your own, and that worked out well also.)

 As you can imagine, there was a range of ages gathered together. That gives older cousins the opportunity to teach younger cousins new tricks. Brooke loved this one.
In addition to dinnertime, there was also pool time. Did I mention that it was hot? As in 108° hot? 
The pool was a great place to cool down while making more memories.

In addition to getting together for dinner, Grandma also requested that all the adults attend the temple together. So we did, and as usual had a great time.
 Of course, it wouldn't have been possible without the help of our willing babysitters!
Finally, (and because it doesn't really fit anywhere else), a lot of the family enjoyed a visit to Tuacahn, to see "Beauty and the Beast." This was Steven's first experience with a live stage production, so we need to be sure to document it. Fortunately it was enjoyable enough that he may even do it again someday.
I love our family!!

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