Monday, August 22, 2011

Martenson Family Reunion 2011: Day 4

Sunday was the morning of leavings and our sad goodbyes!
Until next time, bye, bye!

So long to the Martenson Family Reunion 2011
Good Times!

Martenson Family Reunion 2011: Day 3

Breakfast was a little later on Saturday and the golfers took off a little later too.  Pancakes and bacon and eggs......cooked to order by Bradley K Beagles!  What a way to start the day!

The kids got some made to order fun just for them.  Emily was the wonderful organizer of the Kids Make and Take Day!

Melinda brought her feathers......all proceeds went to the auction.

Origami and some really cute frames!

Flowers for the hair!

Margaret helping Aubrie Apple Orchard

Melanie and Liz really enjoyed the flowers!

Even Grandma Martenson got a flower to wear!

Froot loop necklaces were a favorite.

Simon and Andrew and cute little blonde Blake

Painted baskets for Mason and Caylee

Eliza was intensely painting her basket

Aunt Diana came for the day!  What a miracle after her open heart surgery!

Darling Girls!
Later in the afternoon we got to go on a tour of the buildings not yet restored.  It was really fun to see them and to hear what the owners future plans are.

The evening meal was a Pasta Bar with meatballs and Jared's famous alfredo sauce.  Carol made a wonderful greek salad and Walmart did the garlic bread!  Thanks to all the cooks that made this reunion so tasty!  

We ended the evening with our family auction.  It was filled with some major cute items.  I forgot to get pictures but I do have one of the collage that Sara Perry did of Grandma Garner.  And I took some of the things that I bought.

Grandma Garner Collage by Sara Perry

Pictures of Grandma Martenson with her parents by Diana Dunkley

Back to school basket by Karen Beagles

Wall Wreaths by Noelle Dunkley
It would be fun to post some of the other things that sold if you guys have pictures send them and I will post them.

We were just about to start the games again and the lights went out.  We spent some time on the porch watching the lightening and telling ghost stories.  Jana had the best one.....ask her to tell you sometime!  Mindie and Jared and Liz, Amanda and I had a funny conversation in the hallway sitting on floor together.  I tried to go to bed and couldn't sleep so I got up again and went down to join the group having very interesting conversations about boxes and strings in the great room.  Such a fun reunion!  We were all together and it made a huge difference!  Always something to do and someone to do it with.

Martenson Family Reunion 2011: Day 2

We started the day with an excellent breakfast cooked by Bruce and Brad.  French toast, sausage and juice and milk!  Yummy!  Thanks to the two cooks!

Our plans took us next to the Steadman Farm where we had such a remarkable day of fun.  This is a family owned ranch and they have turned  their large yard into a wonderland of water slides, a zip line, sand pile and shooting range.  There was something for everyone there.  Even for the complaining golfers in our group, bellyaching because they had to come in from the golf course......I believe I saw them all having a blast on those water slides and Mike Trenck even took a trip down the zip line with me!  The landing was the tricky part.

We brought picnic lunches and just enjoyed the day together splashing, playing and of course.....because Jon Krum was there, racing!  "Abby, Abby, come and time me."  I believe Jon did get the best time of the day!  Of course!

We headed back to the Grove Campus for a few hours of relaxation and then we were served a dinner of Tacos, nachos and guacamole.  The food was really good and we all had hearty appetites after our day of play.

After dinner we all gathered mid-campus at the wooden stage.  We had our fun, family talent do we have talent!  I had no idea!  So here's the line up:

Sarah our beautiful MC and scouter of talents for the event!

And don't forget the appreciative audience....

.....waiting so patiently....

for the spectacular....... begin!

We are talking WILD anticipation......Mackay is ready!

First Act:  Logan (Benj's), Eliza and Abigail (Abby's)  singing  Love is Spoken Here
It was beautiful!  Set a great tone for the evening!

Cute little Courtney(Jared's)!  She was a spinning us round and round with her dynamite Hoola Hoop Act!
So talentent!

Mckenzie Barlow (Tyler's) was fantastic on the guitar!
She has some great back up singers and they sang Traveling Soldier for us!
A real tear jerker!  (Abigail, Jessie (Jeanette's) , Logan and Eliza)

Robert Dunkley sang us a very hip, hop original song!  Loved it!

Kealohi  (Jana's) was a great back up dancer!  Sassy!

Caylee Barlow (Tyler's)  dazzled us with her dance moves.

Emily Orchard really got the McGrath/Orchard/Margaret involved!
This was a darling skit about Three Little Bears and cute little Blondie,

Dancing her little heart out was Alexis and Wade's daughter Caitlyn!

David McGrath captivated us all with his magic.....and all his magical assistants.

Jordan smooth, so cool!

A fantastic sister duo, Caylee and McKenzie!
What a day!  So fun.......and then the games began......I think a few people pulled an all nighter.....I specifically saw David Orchard and Benjamin Dunkley working on the puzzle around one am. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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