Friday, September 5, 2008

Family reunion to "Lake Hot-toe"...


First off, Lake Tahoe is breathtaking! The water is so clear and a stunning shade of aqua! I had been there a lot while I was growing up, but it has been years since I was there. It was beautiful the entire time (with no flies or mosquitoes!) and I can't imagine a much better time.

Although my mom's side of the family gets together quite often, this was the first official "family reunion". I was touched by how many people made the effort to be there. We were only missing 2 of my cousins and an aunt and uncle. Codi and her family from Houston get the prize for coming the farthest. It was so great being all together! I loved being with my brothers, especially Clint. Unfortunately, he had to leave halfway through the week. He flew into Kansas, met his unit, and then flew to Kuwait to begin his year long deployment in Iraq. The night before he left, my dad along with Cyle, Ken, Uncle Jeff, Uncle Stewart, and Uncle Grant gave Clint a priesthood blessing. It was such a special and tender moment for our family. I know the Lord will watch over him as he serves our country.

We spent the week playing at the beach, going on bike rides, tubing on the boat, and sitting around the campfire and talking in the evening. One night there was even a great concert at the nearby boathouse. We all danced the night away. We had a wonderful time and we all want to go again sometime.

Of course everyone took a ton of photos. Here are some of my favorites, and you can click here to see a hundred or so others of my favorites.










5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like it was a fun family vacation.

Mikayla Skouson said...

Oh my goodness. I love you! Thank you for putting together everything! You are super amazing.

The Cox Family said...

What a great trip. I love the pic of the 3 kids buried in the sand! :)

Blaine and Tirsa said...

Those are GREAT pictures. I love the family one of you guys in white by the lake. Future Christmas picture, perhaps?

Annie said...

you did a fabulous job. I am amazed.