Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hansen Reunion

We had our Rick Hansen Reunion last week!  We finally got everyone together and had a great time.  It was a pretty busy week.

Tuesday was Brad's birthday and we went repelling/climbing with him in the morning.  It was just us, Brad and Traci, and her brother and sister.  We drove out by Table Rock and repelled in the canyon.  It was definitely more beautiful than Heise : ).  It was kind of scary getting over the ledge to repel and then swing out over the canyon but exhilarating at the same time!  We got back, ate dinner, did presents for Brad, and had to rush to go see savior of the world at the college.
Wednesday Doug and I decided to go ride our bikes down to the splash park to watch our niece and nephews play.  However, by the time we got down there we had just missed them.  We turned around and labored back up the hill : ) (great exercise!).  We had dinner together and then everybody went to practice for the 4th of July concert.
Thursday we went boating!  The water was great.  We had a fun time waterskiing, tubing, and wakeboarding.  When we got home we all decided we needed a nap!  Afterwards  we had a great time playing games.
Friday was the 4th of July parade.  It was fun to see all of the people in the parade and grab candy for the kids.  We had a bbq for lunch and got ready for family pictures.  Following that we headed to Idaho Falls for dinner, a concert, and the best firework show I've ever seen.  It was a very fun day but I think we were all funned out by the time it was all over and we were sitting in traffic just to get out of the parking lot.  I guess its worth the show but I vote getting a hotel room next year and just going to sleep when its all over.
Saturday we went swimming at Heise and had a picnic.  It was fun swimming with all the kids.  They are all so cute and were so excited to get in the water.  The water slide was pretty fun!  I'm glad they had something to entertain all of the guys : ).  We had a great big nap when we got home! ( I know I think we got this reunion stuff figured out.  Do something then take a nap! Its a lot more fun that way : ) ).  We had a program where the kids sang, babies blew whistles, and the oldest played violin.  They were all so cute!  Bryce and Richelle sang a great song for us! I'm so glad we got that one on video.  And I played piano, Dallin played his violin, and Becca read her poetry.  Off course it wouldn't be a program without ridiculous skits : ).  Brad and Traci did a great one : ) then Mom, Dad, Becca, and Bryant did a more ridiculous one.  They each made us laugh and were so very entertaining.  All of the brothers sang some barber shop for us and we just relaxed.  Brad put up a badminton set and we had fun swatting the birdie onto the roof with a lot of help from the wind. (whew that was a long day!)
Sunday we had a testimony meeting in the morning before Dallin and Leslie had to leave.  It was a very spiritual and wonderful experience.  I am so amazed with the strength of this family and am so grateful to be a part of it.  It was a great family reunion!  

1 comment:

Richelle said...

That's a great recap! It was fun to see you all!