Sunday, June 29, 2008

Parker Family Reunion 2008, Bear Lake, Utah

Whew! i'm finally getting this post up~

let me just say that this was definately the most fun our family has had, ever. isla LOVED every minute of being with her parker cousins. she and genevive were two little princess peas in a pod from the moment they met! not to mention, all of the other cousins she rolled with in the sun and sand all week. macrae loved his cousins so much that when we got back home he was shy around the dyers.

we spent every waking moment playing with the entire parker family! it's been almost 5 years since the last time we were all together. so we made the most of our week together!

brian and his family brought out the malibu boat from california...what a haul!! and we were so glad he did! let me just say that we all had a great time cruising the lake, tubing, and wakeboarding. almost all of the adults learned to wakeboard! yay! even i took a turn on the board (baby and all). although i was careful not to try anything crazy, it was glorious! did i mention even grandma and grandpa rode the tube? see, it's true! they both wore swimsuits all week and did nothing but play with their kids and grandchildren. i think they were in grandparent heaven!

we had a few adult nights getting fresh berry shakes at Le Beau's and lots of game nights. it was so fun being with everyone, making meals together, laughing, and just listening to the original parkers reminsce on their childhoods.

hopefully it won't be another 5 years before we are all together again!!


TheWinnFamily said...

How fun!!! Looks like a blast!

julie said...

love that photo of Macrae!

and yes, it better not be 5 more years next time.

Laura Call said...

How fun! I love it when the grandparents let their hair down and get in on the action too, that's awesome! Sounds like you guys had a blast!

Kjrsten said...

that first pic of mac is the best, I can see his teeth, only the one side coming in perfectly! And the drool into the D.C. can and the sand in his hair... oh and how can I forget pic #2 stuffed into his life jacket making a face like "fat guy in a little coat!"

Alisa said...

It was awesome- I love that place and to be there with all the family- heaven. The picture of my parents on the tube-- thats a good one. Oh and then theres the one of you getting air! And to think I was afraid that they would drag the boat out and it would be too cold- I am so glad they brought it.

laurag said...

SOOOO fun!! We just got back from doing something similiar with the Temple side of our family and got a beachhouse and all and had a blast. It was quite hard coming back to reality. Good family vacations are unbeatable. I"m so glad you guys had so much fun together.