Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hays family reunion

We went to Montana in July for a Hays family reunion. It was great to see everyone again.

 :: We started the trip by driving up to Phoenix the night before to catch the early flight to Missoula the next morning. The sunrise on the way to the airport was stunning. The picture doesn't quite do it justice.

:: Colby didn't really like climbing the ramp to the airplane or waiting for us to strap his carseat in, but he finally calmed down to watch a movie.
:: Alice slept about half of the 2 hour flight to Missoula, and was otherwise a happy little traveler.
:: The day our flight got in, we headed off to my 10-year high school class reunion. Colby loved the sprinkler.

:: Lakin got to meet about 1/4 of my class at the reunion. It was great to see everyone and catch up on life and stuff.
:: We had a weenie roast in my parents' backyard. My niece loves playing in the ditch.
:: Lots of beautiful people at this reunion.

:: Alice typically ended up sleeping at the very edge of her Pack 'N' Play during her naps.
:: We went to Lake Como for some boating and playing on the beach. I was very fortunate to live in such a beautiful area growing up. Lakin looks stunning as usual. Can you believe she had a baby this year?
:: Alice enjoyed some time in the less-hot sun.
:: Grandma loves to snuggle her grandkids.
:: I think Colby's favorite part of the boat ride was when it was stationary.

:: Brushing up on my sharpshooting in preparation for Armageddon. I don't mean to brag, but I can hit a soda can off a stump at 30 yds, from low ground, with an air rifle. Just sayin'.
:: My little nephew spent much of his time being adored by his older cousins while sitting in his Bumbo.
:: The women-folk made jam with raspberries from my momma's garden. Them's good eatin'.

:: Colby loved playing with my old LEGOs.

:: We had a fun time fishing at Lost Horse Creek. Again, very fortunate to grow up in such a beautiful place.

:: My nephew put a fish in a bottle. He was reluctant to put it back.
:: Alice loved the cold creek water. Exact opposite of Colby's first impression of snow run-off.
:: Hangin' out with Grandma.

:: Most of the days everyone ended up like this: passed out on the couch. Lots of fun and lots of good memories made.
:: Grandpa Hays' flight left the same time ours did, so we got to hang out a little bit at the airport.
:: We're excited for our next trip to Montana.

1 comment:

  1. I just now saw this post on our family reunion. Thanks for the great pics and wonderful memories! Already looking forward to Christmas!