1. the act of coming together
2. a gathering of a group after separation
3. reuniting or rejoining
4. to bring together
we luved the freeze family reunion! it's always held during the 4th of july & usually in provo. it's always bumpin and lots of FUN.
*i put together a freeze family jeopardy game...i had so much fun putting it together & it was pretty cool to see everyone get into it!
*nothing beats the freeze family annual hoop game...this year it didn't even end in a brawl! cam sported us out with sweet jersey's (yes he is obsessed)...indiana vs. duke...duke pulled out the victory, man scotty that buzzer beater will go down in history!!!
*jillian's first fourth of july, she luved it!
*playing, playing with cousins!!! it was a perfect morning for a little 5k run on the 4th of July, the Provo Freedom Festival. Thanks for running with me Lins & props to Miss Morgan who did her first 5k, running with Grandpa!
*the new location for the pool party did not disappoint, lindon city pool rocked...luved the view of the mountains from the hot tub! lucy could not get enough of the slide...we luved it dad!
*vanny took her first rollercoaster ride at lagoon and i almost lost my breakfast doing the skycoaster with my sisters...who doesn't luv lagoon.
*other highlights: jillian's blessing (post pics soon), the family singing "for he's a golly good fellow" to cam for finishing residency...it was comical! thanks for the cake & we luv the gift, the bike ride to utah lake, bar-b-ques, cul-da-sac of fire...dad's annual run through the fireworks!, the slideshow cam put together! thanks em for letting us chill at your place, can we move into the basement?
*after 10 years at island park (my first trip was when cam & i were dating) i have finally realized it is truly a part of the Kesler legacy. we have many memories of island park and this year it just continued...
*cam skiing with his bros (and bros in law, not pictured)...morning & night...rain or shine...of course only if there is glass though.
*like daddy like daughter...this was the first year the girls attempted "skiing"
Papa took the kids on their first hike down Coffee Pot Rapids...walking sticks in hand...they were mesmerized by this little adventure!
*every fam is responsible for a dinner & activity throughout the week...this year we combined ours and did a luau. cam served his mission in new zealand but worked with the Samoan wards. we centered the night around ALOFA (Jillian's middle name, which in Samoan means love)...loving our family, the HAKA preformed by the girls vs guys, a dolphin game for the kidos, great outfits, a cut-out picture op, and yummy food! *thanks for the genius idea jess!
*some of our favorite highlights of the week...savannah says "papa's hiking trip and making necklaces with annie! and swimming too!" lucy says "my cousins. swimming like vannah. the parties!" we say...the 2nd annual Tanner sponsored Island scavenger hunt (although i broke my hip, still recovering), cafe rio nite by misty, the haka dances by all the cousins, the musical group dances, uncle jordan's canoe ride, being together, and our dvd player in our car...it has been a long two weeks on the road!
*okay...i guess that's the "END" of this long post...but check out the vids, they are classic.
*b. freeze's annual run through the cul-da-sac of fireworks!!!