Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Family Reunion June 2013 Part 1

We took a big trip to South Carolina last month and had a blast! Evelyn's family had a reunion, the first time in 6-7 years we had all been together. I know, way too long. Hopefully we can do this again soon.

I have so many pictures to share, so hang in there, it's going to be a big one! And this is just part 1.

We flew to Myrtle beach on a red eye; the kids were so excited because they got to stay up really late! Here they are, leaving the house at 8:30 pm. Our flight left SLC at 12am. 

I don't know if it was because it was midnight or because there weren't many kids aboard, but the pilot brought the kids up to see the cockpit. They even got to push some buttons and things. Made me nervous though, I hoped they didn't mess up some important setting we needed to fly! We all got a little sleep on the plane (the kids, more than Jeremy and I). Then a layover in Charlotte NC and on to Myrtle Beach. 

This was the amazing beach house we got to stay in: 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom, a block away from the beach, with a swimming pool. It was a beautiful house. It even had an elevator inside!

Here's our view of the beach from the sitting area on the roof.

We went to the beach a few times, here's the whole gang (minus Kael, Heather, and baby Sam).

 All the kids loved playing in the waves and digging in the sand.

Their cousins bought some nets to catch crabs. Natalie was hooked, that's about all she did one day. Our kids and their cousins had quite the collection of crabs and little fish. Even some of us adults joined in the fun.

Mathew and William, such cute boys, digging in the sand.

 Nicole preferred the shade with daddy.

The girls kept an eye on the crabs while the boys played a game of beach baseball. Lilly is the cutest little thing, so happy and petite, it was fun to get snuggles from her. There was also some boogie boarding and kite flying. It was a fun day at the beach!

While Jeremy and I like the beach, we prefer to swim in a pool, and we just happened to have one at our house! Here's some of our pool adventures...

Swimming in the rain!

Baby Sam was quite a hit with all the kids! These cousins sure love each other.

There were chicken fights, water squirter fights, sun, and a little relaxation by the pool!

Kai was relentless with his water attacks!

Natalie and her cousin Brooke loved to jump into the pool. Over and over and over! They kept asking poor Aunt Heather to make up new dives for them! haha Here is Natalie executing the "Star Dive!"

All together now! 

That's the end of Part 1. 
(Thanks to all the aunts & uncle's and grandma for some of the pictures. It's nice to be in such an artistic family)

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