Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Campers!

I look forward to our family reunion every year. Nothing beats enjoying nature with my relatives. We had a great time in Cub River, Idaho. There was so much to do. We had a serious horse shoe tournament. Matt was the humble winner! There was so much delicious food-my family sure knows how to make some mean dutch oven food. The kids went on a scavenger hunt, made lots of crafts, and ate as much candy as they wanted. The adults shared pictures, stories, and enjoyed each other's company.

We sat around the camp fire learning lots of things about each other. It's amazing "the dirt" we're willing to share about ourselves when playing "Two Truths and One Lie."

Mom and Dad rented the exact same trailer they've rented for the past three years. It was nice of them to let us bunk with them. Even BM slept through the night and was a happy camper.

Uncle Craiger with his grand kids who were pretending to be puppy dogs and lick him.

Abby & Aunt Nadine. Nadine planned this year's reunion and did a great job! I can't believe she was able to get people to sing songs. Even my dad enjoyed cranking out a tune.

Grandpa and BM chilling by the campfire.

BM is wearing an umbrella size hat but we were worried about the sun kissing his delicate skin (he has no chance with whitie white parents).

There were crafts for all ages to participate in!

There is something so rejuvenating about being in nature. I love the smell of the campfire, birds singing as the sun rises, the trees dancing in the breeze, and watching the river hurry along its way.

Thanks McDermotts for the great time. I love you all!


monica said...

How fun! SheRoos, I remember our little "camping" trips in the front yard in Cedar. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

Yes it was fun!Thanks to Nadine and Craig for a great job. It appealed to many age groups with the activities. Loved the pictures (Especially the one where G.B. actually looked like he was enjoying singing!!. We were glad BM could have his very first camping experience.Every year I say I will never do it again because it is alot of work.But then I come home and rest,I am so "thankful" for the memories that were made.( I'm glad Peanut and Walnut could experience the camping.) Love G.R.

Grandma Beaner said...

You certainly captured the fun with these photos. My favorite is BM in his hat. So glad the Roos Family could make it this year. You didn't let last year's experience stop you. Yeah for conquering your fears.

TorreyandGreg said...

what a great family tradition to have... there's nothing like being with family, communing with nature, and dribbling pee down your leg. did you guys have a potty in the woods? just curious. i love your beautiful family. great post!

The Funderburks said...

Ahh family reunions. Such fun. Ours for my side of the family is next weekend and I canhardly wait for all the crafting, hiking, boating, chatting and eating!!

Mary said...

Jennie! I love the picture at the top of your blog!

Brittany said...

I thought it was Willow Flatt, Idaho or Franklin County, Idaho.... OH well! It was super fun to hang with everyone! I loved Max's Umbrella Hat!! It was adorible. Can you believe its been a week? its going fast. Hopefully next year will come fast!!! And maybe if we cross our fingers it will be longer!!!

KT said...

Fun!!! I agree there is something rejuvenating about nature.
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