first and foremost, I’ll have you know that for my children, sleeping in a tent was wildly successful. they loved it and have been asking to go back to grandma bitsilly’s and sleep in a tent again since we got home. me? I spent a good portion of the first night composing a blog post in my head about how I could probably survive in antarctica in the mummy bag I was using, it was so bloody hot. after I stole the kids’ quilt, I probably logged a good two hours of sleep before daylight arrived. second night, much better.
grandma telling us the story of the cradle board.
the boys ready for the family fun run/walk.
cooper making sure landon does not get an unfair head start.
grandpa and beckham coming across the finish line.
celebrating at the finish line… three miles for me and my first race on dirt in my vibrams. loved them.
pretty much my favorite pic of the trip.
a new cousin wrapped on a cradle board. pretty much made me want to have another baby immediately. I could have just taken him right home with me.
grandma and grandpa robinson with their grandkids.
elvis and his girls.
try as I might, I can not braid like the aunties.
cooper receiving his medal. first place in the one-mile run!
denten after winning the shawl dancing contest.
she brought her dancing shoes!
pretty girls: dianna, amberly, seneca, cheyanne, danae (and xander).
senny found a friend and danced the night away.
my dance partner got pretty tired and fell asleep sitting upright on a folding chair.
jace, beckham, cooper and landon.
the eltons stopped by on their way home.
grandma looked strong and healthy. the aunties delivered with a wonderful meal and awesome frybread. it was fun to reconnect with cousins, young and old. we enjoyed a trip to the flea market and found a few treasures. the firework show put on by denten and winston was a great success. I love my family. I love this occasion that pushes us to stay connected and make great memories together. totally worth a few sleepless nights.