Monday, August 23, 2010

{Ashton Reunion 2010}

Several years ago Cody's family decided that every two years they would have a summer family reunion, and the siblings would take turns being in charge of it. We've gone to Yellowstone, Bear Lake, and Disneyland....and this year Dustin and April were in charge. They arranged with Cody's cousin Brian to use his beautiful (and very large) cabin located near Brian Head in Utah. It was a nice central location for most of us and the best part is everyone was able to come.

On our way there we stopped at The Hoover Dam. It was exciting for the boys to see up close even though we felt like we were melting in the 100+ degree weather. We let the boys look around in the the gift shop. Although they looked so great in these sunglasses we stuck to our $1 budget and they each just picked out a postcard :o)

We were VERY excited to make a stop in Logandale, Nevada where our dear friends the Turners just moved too. Shelby has embraced the small town feel and has vowed only to have southwestern decor in her new home.

We arrived at the cabin safe and sound and it was so fun to see everyone! The weekend was filled with fishing, lizard hunting, hiking, friendship bracelets with help from Aunt Lesli, games, and lots of reminiscing.

The kids loved sleeping together at night, and looking at how many kids we have between us it is amazing that any of us got sleep at all!

One day Cody and Danny took us on The Narrow's hike. It was beyond beautiful although it was a bit of a challenge for the little ones as most of the trail is going upstream in the river. Everyone was up for the challenge though and had a great time.

Monica brought her nice camera and her sweet photography skills and took some family pictures for us. They turned out so nice, I'll put them in a separate post.

We had such a wonderful was so fun to be around Cody's sweet parents, his siblings and all the in-laws, and my fabulous little nephews and nieces. It's a wonderful family to be a part of and I love how everyone gets along so well. It's hard to live so far apart from most of them, but I love how when we do get together things flow so smoothly and the kids just love playing with their cousins.


Michelle Ashton said...

Looks like a lot of fun. We do the same thing with this side of the Ashton Family every two years. Next summer we are going to Zion National Park Resort in UT. Can't wait to go.

Brook & Travis said...

How are you? That is great that you guys make an effort to do that every 2 years! I can't believe how big the Ashton family is now! WOW! Fun to see everyone, I miss seeing my cousins often. All the kids are getting so big! What a fun time!

Locamoniqua said...

What fun pictures. Looks like we missed out with the hike. We had a ton of fun too.

Arianne Pearce said...

Wow, looks like so much fun! family reunions are great. how awsome to see shelby!! your boys are super cute and you look great as always! enjoyed all your posts.

Tanner Fam said...

So, do they have that highway done yet over Hoover Dam?
Postcards huh?'re kids are living the good life. ;)

Sounds fun...I am in the need of a family reunion.

wittygal said...

Looks like you had a fantastic summer!

Ashlee said...

Brook, I haven't looked at your blog for awhile! What a fun reunion with the Ashton's...looking at those pictures makes me miss all of you! I can't believe you got everyone to sit in a picture together, SO CUTE! and the pic with grandma and grandpa and their grandkids..priceless! So glad you had a great time!