Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Anderson Family reunion

Be prepared for lots of pictures and a long post....sorry you don't have to read.

This year we went to St. George for our Anderson family reunion. This is Clarke's moms side of the family. We left in the rain and drove through like 3 hard rain storms. It was great because it didn't rain the whole time we were in St. George. We got there on wed evening and of course everyone said hi to Brooklyn before Clarke and I. She is most important now days. We then set up Brooklyn's bed and put her to sleep and hung out with the family. Thur we got up went for a hike it was pretty dang hot so it didn't last very long. we then went to this place by the tab where there is some what of a swimming area. it's like a small river for kids. We let Brooklyn try it out and she hated it. I think she just didn't like the cold water. She was very cute. We lost her binky and she was pretty cranky without it so our Aunt Shanna gave her some cantalope. She really liked it, she mostly just chewed on it and sucked the juice out of it. It was so fun watching her eat it. but to tell you the truth I was a little nervous. It was the first time she has had anything besides milk. They gave her watermelon too. She took a huge bite out of it and sucked out the juice and spit it out, I could not watch it freaked me out....I'm a nervous momma when it comes to that. On Friday we went to Jacob Hamblin's home in Santa Clara. It was pretty cool. It is very interesting how they used to do things. Then we went to Brigham Young's winter home in St. George. It was seriously huge. Their great room was beautiful, I wouldn't mind having a great room like theirs. His room was pretty huge too. I love the old fashioned things that he had and all the detail throughout the home. It was pretty neat how they used to paint wood to look like marble and other types of wood. It was seriously beautiful art.
that night we made some yummy food and sat around and enjoyed each others company. We came home on Sat. We were very tired and very ready to go home. We decided to stop at Cabela's for fun and for a break. We parked and notice that there was a pretty big storm coming in. I had to feed Brooklyn so we stayed in the car. The next we knew it start pouring so hard. After I feed brooklyn we wrapped her in a blaket and out on our jackets and made a run for it. We ran across the parking lot in puddles of water. Seriously the whole parking lot was full of water and we were in shorts and flip flops, it was pretty funny. I couldn't believe how hard and how much rain there was. Here are some pictures of our fun trip.

Brooklyn with her new sun glasses..doesn't she look so cute

Great Gram Anderson and Brooklyn

Brigham Young's Home

Brooklyn and Momma in front of Brigham Young's home

Family outside of Brigham Young's home

Brigham Young's Bed

Super cool and super old Sowing machine

Way old stove and very cool antiques

Old piano

one of the painted fireplaces made out of wood to look like marble in BY's home

another Marble fireplace in Pres. Brigham Young's home

The Jacob Hamblin Home

The kiddos....Clarke, me, Brooklyn, Dillon, Reagon, Addy, and Cason

Spinning wheel JH's home

Blurry family pic in JH's home (sorry)

Dining table set up Pioneer style. They used to kneel at every meal in prayer before they ate. I thought that was pretty neat

Brooklyn and Daddy

Brooklyn and Izzie. They loved each other. Brooklyn kept grabbing Izzie's face it was cute.

Grandpa Alder and Brooklyn

Aunt Shanna feeding Brooklyn cantalope

Brooklyn's first time in the cold water as you can tell she did not love it...maybe next time!

Grandma Alder and Brooklyn

Petroglyph's on the hike


Family on the hike


Heather said...

I love all the updates. I can't believe Brooklyn is almost 6 months-that is so crazy!!! She stinkin' cute. Glad you're having fun this summer! Love ya!