On the last weekend of July my Dad's sisters flew in for a visit and to attend my cousins wedding. The weekend they got here we got together for garage saling/girls day on Saturday. Lots of fun, good deals and laughter. On Sunday we all went to church with Grandma and Grandpa! It was cool to see my grandparents with all their kids and many of the grandchildren at church. After church we all went to Grandma and Grandpa's house for dinner and played a game where we had to share memories from growing up, it was cool to share past memories many of which included other family members. Here I am with all the girl cousins who were there. Me, Tiana, Brianna, Callie and Christina (somehow we ended up in age order)
Here's all the girls with our new cousin Mette who married my cousin Brent the following weekend.
Sisters pic we always take one of my dad's 2 sisters and Brianna and I.
I loved spending time with my poopsie (my cousin Ross, who I call poopsie)
My Dad's immediate family was all together: Grandpa, Aunt Laurie, Aunt Debbie, Uncle Joe, My Dad, and Grandma
We took pics of all the graduates in our family. Here I am with Aunt Debbie the only other family member with a masters.
All the grandchildren (minus Matthew and Carrie) who have their bachelor's!
Fun hanging out with my cousin Christina.
On Monday evening the Men had a "Man Day" for my cousin Brent who was getting married the next Saturday. While they were out shooting guys and being manly, we girls had a baby shower for my cousin Tiana who is having a little girl (the first girl great grandchild) in December. Here I am with my Grandma at the shower.
Tiana with the outfit Brianna and I gave her for her little girl.
We had yummy Shirley temples and strawberry cheesecake for dessert.
Aunt Lisa and Brianna on the front lawn at the baby shower. Show lovely enjoying the evening together.
The week went by fast and on Thursday Night we all got together with Mette's family in Camarillo and had a big FHE and got to know each other. Here's my Dad, My cousin Michael, My Grandpa, and My brother Matthew at the FHE.
Me, my nephew Adden, and my sister Callie at the FHE.
After dinner and games out on the lawn we all headed inside to watch a movie my cousin Josh made for the couple. It was adorable and hilarious! Here's My sister Brianna, My grandpa, My grandma, and I after watching the video.
After the video we had ice cream sandwiches made with homemade cookies ( I made 5 dozen
chocolate chip cookies the week before, and aunt Laurie made another 5 dozen and aunt Lisa still had to buy some more there were so many people)!Here's Aunt Lisa, Aunt Debbie and my Dad after making ice cream sandwiches for everyone.
That night we drove down to LA and stayed in a hotel across from the temple so we could be there in time for the sealing in the morning. It was a beautiful sealing. Here's my Dad and his siblings outside the Temple waiting for the bride and groom there were tons of weddings that day.
My family outside the Temple after the sealing.
The girls after the sealing. Me, my Mom, my sister Callie, My sister Brianna, and my sister-in-law Carrie.
That afternoon we drove back to Camarillo and checked into our hotel and got ready for the reception that night. Here I am with my sister Brianna and aunt Laurie at the reception.
Here I am with my grandpa at the reception. Which was lots of fun, and since we weren't in charge we got to leave and go swimming that night at our hotel pool. :)
The next day we got up and had breakfast, did some water aerobics, and got ready for the day. On our way to Santa Barbara we stopped at in-and-our. Here I am with my Mom and my cousin Ross.
That afternoon we went to the Santa Barbara zoo. Me, Callie, Christina, aunt Debbie, Uncle Gary, grandma, grandpa, aunt Laurie, Ross.
While we were at the zoo we took a ride on the train just our party took up a whole car.
Here's my cousin Ross looking like a prairie dog. :) you can see one behind him if you look close
Me, my sister Brianna, and my cousin Christina pretending to be monkeys...well I'm not really sure what Christina was up to.
Here I am with my Dad at the zoo.
Here I am with my Mom at the zoo! It was such a beautiful view!
Brianna and Callie pretending to be flamingos!
Adden making aunt Callie kiss his giraffe toys my Mom bought him at the zoo gift shop. After the zoo we all went out to dinner and said our goodbyes the Californians drove home that night and the out-of-towners stayed at a hotel and flew home that night. It was a great reunion, we have so much fun together it's exhausting. :)