Summer Co-Vid Changes
Random Summer Goodness
I think these pictures speak for themselves.
Bekah's Wedding Reception
|As you can see, we made it to the reception and found a nice private spot away from the main party where Amara could feel comfortable and Pippin could be Pippin.|
Here's some pics from the reception.
|Aw!! A couple that sings together. Love it!|
|Selfie with the Bride and Groom|
Fun Times at the Christensen Reunion
We did paper bag skits, and boy~ we have got some serious TALENT in the drama department! Every skit was entertaining and well done!
We painted to a Bob Ross tutorial.
|Steve's special: Hot cakes with berry syrup and topped with a slice of cheesecake.|
|We loved playing 9 square in the air again!|
|Ninja was ready to eat Pippin at any moment.|
|There was a serious Boggle tournament.|
|Amara loved the "hot tub" which was cooled to the temperature of a comfortable warm pool.|
Camping Reunion With the Laurets
Right after the Christensen Reunion, we headed to the Lauret Reunion. It was a beautiful place in the pines called Bear Canyon Campground, up Nephi canyon. It was beautiful. I prayed there would be no bears. And although we heard a LOT of rustling in the night, there were no bear sightings. I know there were mice under our tent, some animal rubbing up against our tent walls, and some deer. Needless to say, I didn't sleep very deeply. One unfortunate thing to add: our running-water-bathrooms with flush toilets were out of water and closed! So we had to trek to an outhouse at another campground. Those were the ONLY downsides. Oh! And the downpour we had when cooking dinner one night with no place to take shelter. Even after I dried out by the fire that evening, I was still chilled to the bone. OK, let's be honest. I love camping, but there's a reason it's called "roughing it."
It was good times with a campfire, delicious food, and fun family times. The kids were often off playing in the trees or the river bed with their uncles.
|Spencer's special ribs, dad's dutch oven baked beans, peas and lettuce salad from our garden, chips galore, and hotdogs.|
|JJ, Malia, and I were on our way back to camp from our trek to the bathroom.|
|Steve taking an afternoon nap in the shade|
|A lovely hike through the trees.|
|Joylynn with a bouquet, Maizie with her bouquet, and Lily in the background|
|Me, April, Lily, and JJ, selfie on the hike|
|Pippin found the scarce water in the river bed.|
|Isn't he cute? I think we all were feeling like a little nap in the shade would be nice.|