Friday, July 23, 2010

Formal BBD 2010 Pix

Somehow we accidentally got Austen to smile. Shadow was looking away, but Austen smiling was such a rarity that I had to post this one.

Eric and Leanna and kids. Ethan is a little camera shy (he is 3). This is one of the only pictures we have of him sort of looking at a camera. I could say I used it on purpose so everyone could see what the backs of our beautiful BBD tee shirts look like? Lilly is 18 months. She truly became one with the dirt this trip.

Tracy and Chip. Taylor is 15 (yes, 15 YEARS old), Aubrey is 13, Hannah 10 and Jackson 8. Gunner - well Gunner is loveable and like the rest of the family, has learned to pose for pictures perfectly!!
Beth and Fo'ou. Ilai turned 10 about a week after this picture was taken. Eden is 8 (and coming to California in August for her cousin's baptism!) and sweet little Anela is 4.

Jody and Scott. Morgan is 7, turning 8 and being baptized in August! Kendall is 6 and Beck is 3.

Ellen and Danny. Waiting for an announcement. Any day you guys, any day.

Kelley and Tyler. Eleni is 10 months old and already a pro at dirt campin'! Duke was everybody's friend. (Broke two water bowls while there - or was it three?)

Gramma Janet (William couldn't make it being only 7 days old and all) and Papa Mario.

The Lord really had a good idea when He organized families the way He did. Makes for lots and lots of happiness!!

BBD 2010

As the saying goes, "You've gotta break some eggs to get an omlette!"
You've also got to get a little dirty if you're going to have fun campin'!

Eleni says, "Hi folks! We're campin'!"
Lilly is diggin' whatever it is that she is chewing on.

Beck couldn't scoot over one foot and do whatever he's doing on the mat.....

Purely an accident. This was the second before we took pictures. Ethan made short work of the shirt and his face in just moments.

The beginnings of an irrigation ditch.

Riding scooters can be pretty tough on knuckles and knees. Good thing for princess bandaids.
Injuries heal so much faster if you have them on hand.

Cousins having some fun. Shirts are getting more of a "worn" look to them.

Cousins finding out how much they have in common.

Four different families represented. (Five if you count the dogs.)

Eat your heart out Martha Stewart. You'll never find a better 3-stove kitchen anywhere! (Four if you count the BBQ in the back!)
Can't even begin to tell my family how much I love and thank them all for coming. I was in heaven for 7 days. If Brandi and Jesper ever make it back here from Sweden with their two daughters it will be too too perfect.
We missed my neice Mitsi and her husband Mitchell. Their son, William, who was supposed to have been born on 22 June took his sweet time getting here and wasn't born until the 30th. In their wisdom, they didn't make the trip with a 7 day old infant. Raymond (my nephew) - we need you!! You are missed.
Next post will be of all the individual families. Can't figure out how to get the big group picture off of my sisters Costco CD (or is it a DVD?). Besides, this way we can show the dogs, too!!!
BBD 2012. Will it ever get here??? CAN'T WAIT!