Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Summer Vacation Part I: LeFevre Family Reunion

Don't I have the best husband ever?!?! I was impressed... anyways... On our vacation, I took 150 pictures over 10 days, so I think it will be best to post in sections...
I started my new job officially on Monday the 18, but I had workshops August 6,7,8 and we left for Southern Utah on the 8th, so it was a pretty crazy week. On Friday the 8th, I only had to go half day and Josh had stayed home in the morning to watch Lainey and so after I got out of my workshop, we all went to Park City and Lainey and I chilled and swam at the hotel until Josh got off at 5 and then we drove to Tropic. We had planned to go out to Deer Range (my Grandpa LeFevre's ranch that is between Tropic and Kanab via the Grand Staircase National Monument... if that makes any sense...) But it had been pounded by rainstorms and everyone was stuck at the ranch and we couldn't drive there until Saturday morning. When we finally got out there, we were glad to be there, but had to be shuttled on 4wheelers from the gate to the cabin because of the mud... it was really bad! We were looking forward to riding horses and Josh wanted to drive Grandpa's old CJ5 Jeep, but it was too muddy and the jeep was missing a battery for some reason... We did get to enjoy visiting with family and playing 'reunion' games for a few hours before the afternoon thunderstorms started again. Everyone was running around like ants trying to get things packed in trucks so we could get out of there before we got really stuck- One truck did slide into a pond but there were able to pull it out with a tractor. My family headed back to Tropic and everyone else headed to Kanab (dirt roads) and they ended up having to wait 3 hours while a flash flood had ran its course, so I guess we were the lucky ones. On Sunday, my cousin reported his mission in Orderville, and the weather was considerably better. We had a really good dinner and extra time with extended family. It was really good to be all together and honor the memory of Grandpa LeFevre by keeping the family reunion tradition alive.





To be continued...

3 comments:

Lindsey, Dan & Revin said...

Lainey is so cute! I was glad to see you too last weekend, but I am also sad that we didn't get to chat more. Revin was having a rough one at the reception so I had to leave early, and then on Saturday we were running our heads off too. But anyways, can't wait to see you again.

Casey and Brynn said...

Congrats on starting a new school year, Mrs. Porter. If you look at my latest post, I have the utmost respect for mom's who work full time. That would be so hard. Hope you are adjusting to your new class and the new year. Casey always has a tired first couple of weeks!

The Chynoweth Family said...

Lainey is so cute! I think that she looks just like you!