Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Celebrating

For the 4th, we went down to the cabin for the annual Maynes' family reunion. This is the big kahuna with Jeff's family and his dad's TEN brothers and sisters and their families (and their families, too). Ok-so not everyone attended. I think that would be a miracle if every Maynes descendant of Roy and Carol made it on the same weekend. It was great to visit with those who could come.



Jeff's aunts crack me up. Cheryl, Virginia and I decided to form an anti-rose club (sorry rose lovers) and 1st on the agenda was deciding the best possible ways to rid our yards of those flowering shrubs that don't ever seem to die. I would share more details but have been sworn to secrecy. ;)



All of Jeff's brothers and sisters (minus Elder Maynes) were there which means babies galore! It was great to see the moms and dads, too. The kids had a blast on the rope swing and the zip line and the partially finished playground including the 2 sandboxes. We had all kinds of yummy food. Bry and McKay decided they were going to build a fire (yikes!) so they could roast marshmallows. One problem boys-you're stacking the would between the gas-run generator and the enormous, gas station-worthy propane tank. Fortunately, grandpa helped them relocate the potential flames.

I also made sure to bring each of my new cutie pies their very own black apple dolls. Really-they are a great baby doll. They are soft and there are no parts that will come off and be swallowed. Here are the 3 newest (l to r: Avery, Ella and Sadie):



To cap the weekend off, we were able to celebrate the last of the niece's blessings. Claire was given a beautiful blessing by her dad which was followed up with beautiful testimonies from her parents. It was such a pretty day to enjoy being with family, too. The weather was cooperative and even cloudy at times, but the temps were always comfy. Isn't she so cute??

5 comments:

Karamie said...

Angie-Thanks for the doll Sadie, Teslyn loves her bright colors and sucking on her hands, we take Sadie everywhere we go now!

rubberbandgirl said...

Ooh, you added pigtails. SO CUTE!!! It's totally obvious that you would be Ariel. I thought Pocohontas fit me well.
What an adorable niece! That dress is lovely!

Emily said...

An anti-rose club?! I won't lie, that one hurt... I guess we all have our likes and dislikes, right? Ü
Anyways, those dolls are adorable Ange! You should consider selling them.

jamerlou said...

Wahoo! I despise roses. Right on sista!

MissGlimpseBlogSpot said...

We should have a wearable art night. SHow our most treasured creations in very low light:) It would be really fun to get together and create:)