Thursday, August 20, 2009

NOT at the beach...

But in Utah. I went up with my mom for a family reunion in Blanding, UT and then onto Utah Valley to see my siblings up there. We were gone for almost 2 weeks (& were in Show Low for a week before that= WAY too long to be away from home)! Still, it was a good time. Check out what we did:

My mom & her siblings at the reunion (Minus 2 brothers, Sherl, who died when he was 18 & Willard). These people are the best examples of how you should treat your siblings- I've never heard of any type of quarrel between ANY of them (& there are 9, plus spouses)!

Our 1st day in Utah Valley (in Cedar Hills). See the paintings on both sides of us?? Those are my Stolworthy grandparents, & my mom painted those!!

We visited the Orem City cemetery where some of our family is buried. Here's mom & her sister, Clara, at their parents grave.

Roman with my brother, Rus, grave. We picked the flowers from my Aunt Clara's garden... & he pulled the vase over right after I snapped this :)

We went to the conference center in Salt Lake & listened to the MoTab practice

Some of Mom's grand kids: L-R; Amberlee, Alex, Ashleigh Brooke, & Roman

Anthon flew in for a few days- YAY! We missed Daddy! He got there just in time to go to Payson with us for the Salmon Super (a tradition my Grandpa, Roy Broadbent, started 54 years ago as a fund raiser). They fly in salmon from Alaska & have a huge dinner in the Payson city park. It's really yummy :)

Some of my nieces hanging out after the Salmon Super: L-R Kaydee, Vanessa, & Aubrie holding Roman- Aren't they ADORABLE?!

Roman loved all the different animals at my Brother Jeff's house in Amalga (near Logan)

On Anthon's last day, we stopped by temple square before dropping him off at the airport.

They have so many neat spots for pictures :)

All in all, it was a fun trip- SO great to see everyone & get to introduce Roman to them!! Love you all & can't wait to see you again :)

7 comments:

kristina said...
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*Katie May* said...

glad you had a great time and your fam got to meet Roman!

bailey said...

Looks like fun, I'm glad you got a nice long vacation!

Brian, Lish, Lily, & Ruston said...

Can't wait until I get to go to UT! Glad you guys had fun!

Pace & Gwen said...

So good you got to go!! Love the pictures, glad you had fun (although that would be hard to be gone for so long without a Daddy, believe me I know :)!)

Eileen said...

I love the picture of Roman sitting in the recessed part of the wall-the watch-a-macall-it.

Shannon said...

glad you were able to spend lots of fun time with your family. roman is of course so adorable in all of his pics. i miss him.