Can I just begin by saying I have never participated in a family reunion of this magnitude? Past family reunions on my side of the family have consisted of a picnic .. or maybe a two day get together ... but nothing like this. Thumbs up Lowe family. Thumbs up.
The morning began with a hike in Provo
One fatal step = domino effect. I'm sure we ruined many a family's plans for a quiet 4th of July morning hike. We apologize greatly for the massive Lowe stampede on the trail that morning
Highly recommend the Stewart Falls Hike in Provo Canyon ... not too strenuous, gorgeous scenery and the waterfall isn't half bad either.
Following the hike we went tubing down the Provo river ... along with 5 billion other people who were waiting in line for their turn. You wouldn't think just floating down a river would be much fun ... think again. Killer fun.
Burned, wet, bruised and battered
The Lowe family is famous for their yeast root beer. Not my cup of tea
Xander a.k.a. "Ziggy" appointed me as his best friend at the family dinner that night. He pulled me over to a field to "play."
We watched the older boys play a little ball ...
Ziggy and I had all kinds of wonderful conversations that night. Topics of conversation:
Why is Santa so fat?
Who can jump higher, Spiderman or Superman?
Why don't you have any kids?
He even personally invited me to his birthday bash for next year
F.Y.I.: Monette, if you happen to read this ... Xander would like some LONG lincoln logs for Christmas this year, he has plenty of the short ones. (i'm sure that his mind is bound to change before December) He also said Santa actually listened to him last year and did an excellent job.
We then were supposed to head over to watch the Draper fireworks as a family ... Mitchell and I ended up parking in some church parking lot a little distance away due to the insane traffic
Sunday = family bonding and a little program
Monday night: Provo Canyon FHE