Saturday, August 2, 2008

At the beginning of July ( I know, I know. . . slacker) we went to Ogden, UT to participate as a proud member in the Albiston Family Reunion. I think there were 115 people there!!!! It was a 4 day extravaganza and so much fun. The Forest Family stayed in Eden which is a valley at the base of Powder Mountain in a cabin. It was gorgeous. The first day we went to a park and did ice blocking, slip and slides, bar-b-que, and made tin can ice cream (baggie of ice cream ingredients inside a tin can packed with ice and salt - you have to shake the can for 15 min and WALLAH, ice cream). Boston ended up naked on the slip and slide and then refused to put his clothes on after. He did a nudey dance for cousin Sharla at the top of the slide. He also wanted to be the one to push everyone down the hill on their ice and on the slip and slide. I think he enjoys telling people what to do more than doing it himself. It's kind of how he runs the household. On Sunday most of us went to church (the ward tripled in size) and gave testimonies at sacrament (Boston included). It was amazingly spiritual. That evening we gathered at Bella's restaurant (owned by family members) and had a HUGE feast, a devotional and a birthday celebration for Nana's 90th (the whole reason for the get together). Monday was a family camp day in the mountains with omelets and hot cakes for breakfast, horse shoes, hikes, bounce houses, movies, and dutch oven yumminess for dinner. Fun is an understatement!


6 comments:

Nataluscious said...

That trip sounds awesome! We have good friends who moved to Utah about a year and a half ago, and for the first 8 months or so that they were in Utah they lived in Eden. We visited them there and it is such a gorgeous place (even if it is kind of remote in the middle of summer when the ski lodge is closed!). We went back this summer and though they now live in South Weber, they're still like 15 minutes from Snow Basin so we enjoyed a concert up there and riding the ski lift - we even had a mini snowball fight with what was left at the top of the mountain. Such a fun place! Glad you enjoyed yourselves :).

Anonymous said...

I love all of the pics! Boston is getting so big I can heardly believe it. I can't wait to see you again. I will be in NM at Christmas, how about you? We need to chat soon, lots to update you on.
Becky

Tasha said...

Man, this brought back memories for me. I loved the slip n slide, ice blocking, and I have made ice cream in a tin can as well. Makes me want to go do it all again. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Boston likes to be 'free', no inhibitions. You had better watch out for that when he gets older (with the ladies :)

Rita said...

Boston is such a character! I bet he was the center of attention. I can't believe he is already old enough to bear his testimony! Good job, mommy, I guess ;)

Ann Marie said...

That cute little guy just always keeps me laughing! At least you'll have some photos to blackmail him in the future if you ever need it! :)

Grama Jay said...

HI Jessica, Thought I'd pop in to say "Hi" and wow, you have been up to all kinds of fun!The family reunion sounded so fantastic; makes me miss the big ones we used to have. And what a sweet, fun loving character Boston is! He is always up to something to make everyone SMILE :)
You mention icing...when I lived in Utah a ZILLION years ago, it was illegal to do that in any public park. Well, some friends and I did it & we actually got tickets....can you believe it? Ok, now you have some dirt on me too...I'm busted!
See you soon hopefully..Oh, I have a blog now. You can find me on A M's as ChicoSummers...Later Jay