Tuesday, August 10, 2010


We had two reunions on the same weekend a few weeks ago. We went to the Hendriksen reunion on Thursday night up at Balsam campground in Hobble Creek Canyon. We didn't stay overnight because I didn't really want to sleep in a tent with Chase, but Robyn and Eric were kind enough to let Ethan and Julia stay overnight in their tent. It was so much fun seeing everyone! Sadly the few pictures that I got were lost in yet another memory card error, as well as some great pics I took at the Hill reunion of Derek and the kids canoeing. (Really bummed about that!)
I was lucky to have taken the camera bag that actually had a spare memory card so I at least got some pictures of the rest of the Hill reunion which was at the Heber Valley Campground.

The kids had lots of fun making cute bracelets with the beads Jean brought.

Grandma and Grandpa (my parents) with Chase and Daphne

Jolie became best friends with Ethan the 2 weeks they were in town

The kids loved sleeping in these bunks in the cabin!

The next morning we were signed up to do a challenge course that included a zipline.
Julia was just barely tall enough to go. I had thought that I'd just stay at the cabin with Chase,
especially since I hadn't gotten much sleep the night before (apparently lots of other people hadn't slept much either...), but Derek signed us all up for the course, so I quickly got ready and we went!

There were different areas in the challenge, we started with the zipline. All of us were pretty nervous, but Julia was brave and decided to go first from our group.

She loved it!

And yes, even I did it too!
(Nothing reminds you just how much baby weight you still need to lose quite like these darn harnesses you have to wear! )

See how high it was?!

The next part of the challenge course was this area where you had to swing on a rope (after getting hold of the rope without crossing the line on the ground) and land on this small black square on the ground.
It's harder than it sounds!

And the last activity for us, since we were running out of time, was this ski poles activity (I can't rememer the exact name for it). Everyone had to step together and lift up on the rope together to get up the hill and back down.

It was a fun and challenging course, everyone did great!
But we were all ready for a nap after it was over.

1 comment:

K-WilliamsFamily said...

What a FUN family reunion!!