Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Shep Family Reunion
We just got back today for our little family reunion. My husband's family does this every year.
It's not an extended family reunion where you go for an hour and sit and look at a bunch of strangers you may or may not be distantly related to, eating potluck dinner with 70 bowls of orange jello salad, and a little hoagie with nothing by mayo and cheese, because by the time you got up in line, all that was left was some mystery meat that Great Aunt Edna made, and you can't be completely sure that it wasn't her cat she cooked up and served.
(for the record....just so I don't offend any of my extended family, I do NOT have a great Aunt Edna, and the food at all of our family reunions is delicious!)
No, this reunion is just with his parents, grandparents, and siblings. It's so much fun!
This year, we went camping up at Pineview, rented waverunners, and had a great time swimming, camping, gettin' dirty, playing with cousins, and just takin' it easy.
Let me tell you, there is something about being in the mountains that just rejuvenates the soul. I have always LOVED being in the mountains. LOVE it! Growing up, all of my family vacation were camping. I grew to absolutely love it. I love nature and the outdoors, swimming in the lake (I definitely prefer this to the pool), hiking, etc. I love it all.
And holy cow, you should've seen the sky and the millions of stars. I wish I could've somehow captured the stars with my camera. It is AWEsome!
Ok, can you tell, I'm feeling a little bit better than last week? I think taking a few days off to relax, spend time with family, and enjoy myself really helped. Not to mention it reminded me what a super hunky-hunk my hubby is!
Here are some fun pics!
Here are Clint and TJ on the waverunner
KJ in the water
Look at this guy! Seriously, he has to be the hottest guy EVER! This picture totally could have been taken straight out of a magazine. But, no, I took it. And he is ALL MINE!!
Uncle Dave & Cousin BM
My other very handsome boy
Grandpa Jim & Uncle Dan
Me & Peter on the waverunner
All the cute girl cousins, playing in the sand
Cousin TJ (not to be confused with my TJ)
It's really exhausting play that hard all day!
Sorry there are so many pictures. I just couldn't decide!