|Grandpa with Easton looking a little unsure. But I had to get a picture with his cute shirt and Grandpa.|
|While swimming, Sadie got stung by a bee! Poor girl! She's getting beat up! Baking soda and water took the sting right out though.|
|The whole group before we started.|
|Seriously, we witnessed a miracle!|
|Wow! Is this what life was really like before 3 other kids?|
|Lynnette (Shawn's oldest sister) is over 50 and rocked it! Hancock Pioneer stock right there!|
|I guess I'm the only cool aunt to go in the freezing water with the teenagers. It felt refreshing!|
|She kept growling for Jody's camera.|
|There's a good one! With her black eye and all!|
|The whole kid group (minus Jody)|
Day 3-Jody made arrangements to go to the Best Friends Sanctuary. Since I'm not really into pets, I had no idea how popular this place is. I guess there was a tv series on the National Geographic channel about it. We rode in shuttles and got a tour. It's HUGE and they take in dogs, cats, horses, some bunnies and birds. They have many amenities and rehabilitation (acupuncture??!!) for the animals. It was pretty crazy. Tons of volunteers come to help out. It's really amazing.
|Easton was SO excited to see the doggies!|
|Cats were everywhere!|
|This cat kept passing by Easton's foot and tickle it. He was totally laughing!|
After that, we went to a cute park for a picnic lunch. Then, we went back to the house to swim, of course! When it got dark enough, we had the Hancock Talent Show! Brinley represented us and sang "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele with Cambree dancing around in the back. Brinley did a great job but was SO nervous. She wouldn't look at anyone. Then, Cambree decided she needed to perform so she was totally unprepared and danced to "Call Me Maybe". Everyone came prepared and it was so fun and creative! It almost turned into a dance party but the battery died on the speakers. :) We also had camp cones in the BBQ (a cone with fruit, chocolate, and marshmallows melted). They were fun and delish!
|Keaton and Easton...he loves babies. So cute!|
|Buring Tyson in the rubber stamps from Stampin Up. They sponsored/made this park.|
The pool was on the cool side so we hung out in the hot tub a lot. How many Hancocks can you fit in a hot tub? 15 with a little bit of room to spare! Story: I noticed Sadie was kind of hugging and jumping on Uncle Ryan (guy with the black hat on the left). She has thought Ryan was Shawn before so I asked her, "Who is that?" She said, "Daddy!" We tried telling her it was Uncle Ryan but she insisted it was Daddy. I think Ryan thought it was pretty fun. Then we told Shawn to come out. She was confused for a minute and then didn't want to sit on his lap anymore. It was pretty funny and fun that they look so much alike.
|Uncle Val doing Superman with Easton. He's got some pretty strong core muscles to do that!|
|Barbara and Larry told stories for the Talent Show.|
Day 4-I woke up at 6:30 a.m. to do our family pictures before we did the group pictures. Yes, I WILL sacrifice for good light!! I loved how ours turned out (thanks to Jody!) but this post is already getting too long so I will have to post them in another post. I did a few for Jody's family until everyone was ready for the big group one. It took too long and the sun was too bright so it didn't work out so well.
|This picture is slightly edited but no head swaps or fixing the sun spots. ugh...Jody is going to edit them since it was her thing...we just used my camera. :)|
|We were on this AMAZING property with the old Stampin Up warehouse all decorated like an old western town. LOVE this one of all the silly cousins.|
|We got a good one too. :)|
|Sarah told Barbara and Larry to kiss. Barbara was surprised at the request and was funny about it. But there's nothing funny about this shot! I LOVE this right after their kiss.|
|The Hancock kids minus 2. :(|
|Me and Claudia crafting away!|
LOVED this reunion! It was relaxed (well, besides hiking the Narrows) and simple. I needed that! We were able to hang out a lot and reconnect...as a reunion should be!