Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tis the season

For family reunions, that is. The Linford reunion was held at Duck Creek this year and it was awesome as always! I didn't take too many pictures, relying on my siblings for that, but then realized that I won't get their picts. until December...shoot. Well, I don't have proof, but the reunion was fun. It started out with me getting rear-ended. Sounds like something that would happen to me, doesn't it. I think the kids are terrified to drive with me now. They freak out when it's raining (and let's be honest, I do too) because of my accident last...August? And now if they see someone behind me they say, "I hope they don't run into us". Me too kiddo' too. Oh, no one was hurt (in my car anyway...the guy that did it wasn't the most friendly person I didn't try to talk to him much). But for being very minor the ambulance came, the fire truck came, and then we waited for over an hour for the police to come. Good times....good times. My brother-in-law who is a cop said that everyone who came was volunteer (except the cop), so even though there were no injuries they all came out anyway. They were super nice and helpful. Did I mention that I was driving alone (I mean, not counting my four kids)? Dan was working and unable to come this year. Luckily I was following my lovely sister and she stuck around with me and called the family and then mom and dad came out too. Cause let's make it a family affair when Tarah gets into stupid situations! :) It was a family reunion after all. Anyway, to make a long story even longer, the car will get fixed starting tomorrow. Everybody pray nothing happens to the rental car they give me. Needless to say my confidence in driving long distances is a little shaken.

So...Here are my picture highlights.

Cole loved loved loved the bugs. He played with this little guy for awhile. I think it even crawled in his shirt till Grandma came to the rescue.

And this is random, I don't have a picture of it but didn't want to forget a highlight for me, but Michelle found a horny toad (which I guess isn't really a toad but a that right?) and brought it back to the cabin for all the kids to see. I thought it was awesome! Can't wait to see those pictures!

The kids played in a really cold lake while Cameron, Andrea, my dad and I went running. Yes, you read that correctly. I went running. Okay...that might be a slight exaggeration. More walking was involved, but we started and ended running...with a little in between. It was fun in a I hate running, why am I doing this, sort of way. And the kids really really liked the lake. I was sad I missed watching them play in it, but very grateful for those who stayed behind to watch my kiddos. Thanks all!

We played horseshoes. I haven't played this game for ages...and while I'm no good at it at all, it was fun to play it. The kids liked it too.

Caden and I played Volleyball with the Linford cousins. I may stink at the game but when you are playing with your 4 year old there is noooo pressure. So that was a lot of fun....even if Caden did get frustrated that he couldn't hit it over the net. I thought he was doing great just hitting it.

Fireworks were a no no, so we just lit those snakey growy things. The kids all loved this activity. I have to admit, it was kind of fun to see how some of them grew together in funny shapes. And yes, I know my clothes don't match and I look funny. My 12 year old niece made sure I knew that I looked funny. These we the things I ran in...I wasn't planning on running, and this was the best I could come up with. I'm on vacation...comfort should count for something...although even when I'm not on vacation I dress like this :)

I really like this picture. Both Rorie and Milee just chillin'. Did I mention Rorie is pregnant with twins? Super excited for her.
We ate smore's and got all sticky. It was ooey-gooey fun!

And this picture says it all. A good time was had by all!


Rorie said...

The reunion was a lot of fun. I love the look on Cole's face in the video when the arrow suddenly isn't there any more. :)
And since it wasn't your fault at all that you got rear-ended, you should not lose any confidence over it. Seriously.

michelle said...

I thought you said no pics!! They all look great!

Loni said...

A good time was had by all, I think. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the blog.

And yes, there were many pictures taken. Love the one with Cole and the horny toad on his shirt.

Tarah! You got a smiley picture of Milee. Love it!

Andrea said...

How did I miss this post? Super cute stuff! Thanks for running with me. It was fun.