Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Hansen Family Reunion

Right after my parents left we had an official immediate family Hansen Reunion.  We almost had everyone there!  Richelle and Bryce weren't able to come with their boys, and they were very missed.  We decided that since everyone is married and starting to have kids it was time to have our own reunions.

Doug and I volunteered to be the first couple in charge which was a little bit of a chore but so much fun.   With everyones help it turned out great!  We found a cabin in Island Park that had a wonderful kitchen and open living room.  It was a great size for our little family!  It could've used 2 bathrooms but it worked : ).   There was a tree swing out front, fire pit out back and even a hot tub on the deck.

We had a great talent/skit night the first night!  Everyone participated and it turned out to be a fun and laughter filled evening.  Here's the pictures I got before my camera died.

Throughout the course of the reunion we had a horse shoes tournament.  I think this was everyones favorite activity.  I don't remember who won!  But thats not the important thing right?

We also played plenty of games and ate plenty of treats, thanks to my wonderful sister-in-laws culinary expertise.  Everyone pitched in with food and cooking meals.  We definitely had more than enough to eat over the weekend.

We visited Big Springs to see all the big fish, which turned out weren't so many or so big, but it was fun!  It's a good thing we decided to visit because just as we were leaving 3 moose came running out of the woods to cool off in the spring.  There was a mommy, daddy, and baby.  It was an awesome, if not terrifying, thing to see.

We played Minute-To-Win-It my way.  It was a lot of fun!  It's crazy how hard some of those games can be.  But we got a lot of practice after all was said and done.

I got to dutch oven!  Which I love!  And my new favorite crisp/cobbler is Apple-Rhubarb crisp.  It was fabulous, not to brag, and definitely one I will be making again.  We also got to have s'mores and sing campfire songs.

And another favorite, which will always be, was our sunday testimony meeting.  I am always amazed at the wonderful people I am blessed to have surrounding me.  We were spiritually uplifted and grew together as a family.

All in all I think we can stamp the Reunion as a SUCESS.  We kind of had another mini-reunion over labor day so stay tuned for more info on that...

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