Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday Funday

Ellie got to give the talk today in Primary and she was excited to do it all by herself.  She got right up there and read the talk (that she also wrote herself).  She did awesome!


Cece usually naps before church, but didn't today.  Greg has the magic touch and got her to sleep for over an hour.

Ellie wants to be an American Ninja Warrior when she grows up, and has figured out how to climb the doorways.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Camp Family Reunion, Pictures and Day 3

My nice cousin Jared and his wife Gina were the unofficial photographers of the Camp Family Reunion.  Jared posted the pictures online, and shared them with everyone.



It's just SO BRIGHT! 

And Puppy has to be in our picture because she is a member of our family.

And Cece is probably signing "bug" and not picking her nose.  Promise.

We love taking pictures.  Just not right now.



Oh, I'm happy now that Aunt Amy is holding me!  And Nana gets the honor of holding Puppy.

I love my family.

I especially love my family taking silly pictures!  Lynnie is hiding in my shirt.  That was totally her idea.


The Camps

Robyn and Kevin


Jen, Abby, and Nate

Aimee, Dan, Meilee, Aria, and India

The Evans

Allie, Drew, Taylor, David, Reagan, and Jaida

Teri, Gwen, and Jon

Chad, Camber, and Jami

The Prestwiches

The Camp Siblings

The Camp Siblings + Spouses

John and Cheryl

The Forsbergs

Sara, Jared, Gina, Nate, and Emma

Pat and Steve

Sharon

Our final breakfast, and Ellie was very seriously telling Uncle Kevin all about the world

Amy and Jared

Camber helped with the girls while we were loading the van -- more photographic evidence that she was Cece's friend!

I loved how Cece was holding her bottom lip on the drive home.

We stopped at McDonald's for a quick lunch on the way home, and the girls had so much fun playing we stayed for over an hour.

This was a wonderful, albeit short, reunion!  We had a great time reconnecting with our extended family.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Camp Family Reunion, Day 2

Tuesday was our only full day at the ranch, and we packed it full of activities.  All of our meals were included, and there was a great selection in our dining hall.  Someone always went early and saved a group of tables.

I loved saving pictures from Facebook that various people posted.  Here are Jared, Uncle John, Jen, and Aunt Cheryl.

Ellie and Gwen played a lot and had a great time together.

Cute Lu wanted her sweatshirt on backwards.

Pops and three of the grandchildren.

Gotta love selfies with Aunt Amy!

There was a shortcut from our lodge to the dining hall, with a fairly steep stretch.  It never looks as steep in a picture, does it.  Ellie and Lynnie loved that they could conquer it.

After breakfast it was time for what turned out to be everyone's favorite activity -- TUBING.

Ellie and Lynnie were both nervous to try, and Lu decided she wanted to go first.






One time was enough for her.

Next up:  Ellie and Daddy.



Ellie loved it so much, she couldn't wait to do it again, and got in as many rides as she could in the hour we were there.

Jami and Aunt Gail

Robyn and Kevin

Then it was my turn with Ellie.  Once was enough for me, too.


Pops

 Jen and Aunt Gail

Ellie went with Pops twice.


Jared and Gina

Robyn and Kevin

Such a gorgeous view.

Lu was sad about something, and I can't remember now why that was.


Daddy snuggles always make it better!




Pops and Gwen

Robyn and Pat


The 4 from the "original" generation represented at the reunion:  Aunt Cheryl, Aunt Sharon, Pops, and Aunt Gail.



Pops and 4 of the 5 Camp siblings:
Amy, Heather, Jon, and Robyn

and I just noticed we are in age order -- that was a happy accident

Jared and Gina took lots of pictures and shared them.  Here are some from their camera.

Emma and Sara

Nate and Chad

Aria, Dan, and Meilee

Dan, Aimee, Aria, Meilee, and India

Allie, Taylor, Jaida, Drew, David, and Reagan




After tubing, we went to the bug class.  We had a fun hike to the stream, and Cece loved being on Greg's shoulders.  I don't think Greg enjoyed it quite as much.


The bug class consisted of wading in the stream and looking for bugs.  The girls didn't find any, but they had fun wading in the stream.




Ellie slipped and then liked washing off the mud.


I had fun talking with Gina while our kids explored.



Chewing weeds so we can be like farmers ;)

After lunch and a nap for Cece, we swam in the pool and then got ready for family pictures.  After dinner, we met in a conference room to share memories of Grandma Camp (Chloe Blanche Benson Camp).  Aunt Gail, Aunt Cheryl, Aunt Sharon, and Pops all shared some memories.  It went a little long, and it was a little late, and most of the little children fell asleep, including Ellie.  

Cece slept on Greg's shoulder for a while, and after she woke up, she sat with me.  I was sitting by Camber, who had been trying to get Cece to smile at her all day.  Camber very patiently played with her during the meeting, and then had success.  Camber is the only one who got Cece to come to her the whole reunion.

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