We are so thrilled, proud and delighted for Jess. She has worked hard for this wonderful accomplishment. She is now an alumni of Weber State University. Way to go Jess. These are the kind of events that make life great.
Thanks to my dear sweet niece Natalie (Nate's wife), I now have pictures of Grandma Dixie's 75th surprise birthday party. THANKS SO MUCH NATALIE! Grandma was pretty surprised. It's good we had just the two candles, I am not sure she could have blown at 75 individual ones.
Here is Grandma Great Dixie holding her newest great grandbaby, Jackson (Dustin and Natalie's little guy).
Jed and Shannon, Ben and Meg and Jess were able to be their with us from my family.
We had a really great surprise 75th birthday party for Grandma Dixie at Maddox. It is really sad that I didn't check my batteries in my camera before I left the house. I only got a couple of pictures before they completely died. Grandma Dixie, both of my sisters, all of mom's grandchildren that live in the state (10) and their spouses. It took some real effort to keep it a secret, but we did it. I am so grateful for such a wonderful mother and hope she has many more birthdays to spend with us.
A favorite thing for me is a Fall picnic. It is the best time of year. We had a great afternoon at a fun park where we ate pizza, hot chocolate and sugar cookies. Afterwards we went and picked out pumpkins at a fruit stand. It really doesn't matter what I get to do, it is just my favorite thing to be with my family and especially grandkids. Luke
The close to a really great summer. Labor Day was a wonderful day to spend with family. We had a swim/dutch oven pary. The food was yummy thanks to Jay and Jed. Do you think Carly liked the watermelon best?
Here is Adam having a jump on the tramp.
Working hard on lunch.
Grandma Great Dixie enjoying the afternoon.
Shannon and my niece Abby just taking it all in.
Luke jr learning to throw a frisbee.
Working hard at lunch along with a lot chatting.
Carly did not want to stand up for the nude photo that she would really hate when she turns 16.
Adam thinking he was done with the swimming part of the party.
What can I say, but here is happy Mr. Beau Jangles.
Do you think with the look in Luke's eye he is wondering if he can get away with dunking his baby sister. Oh how I love to spend time with my family that I love so much. We sure missed Luke and Lisa, but they were away in Montanna hoping to find a home. It certainly has been a great summer.
Brent's release date is December 18th. The time has gone so quickly, it is shocking. Last month he was made AP. He is very, very busy, he loves his companion, says he is a great guy. The pictures posted below are of the one thing he wanted to do before he left the country. I don't know what this boy was thinking!!! Yes, that is a fried tarantula that Bub ate. You can buy them at every corner convenience store along with any other fried insect you might take a fancy to. If this is the kind of food they eat over there, no wonder he looks a little thinner to me, maybe I ought to go and live there for a while, I know I would rather go hungry than eat insects. Crazy boy!
Later this evening we had a welcome home bar b que for Thomas Luke (uncle Luke) because he has been gone to a Scout camp in California for two months where he was Scout Director over the field activities (gun range). It is sure good to have him home again. It was so nice to have everyone together again except for Brent and Blake who are in Cambodia and Colombia and we are grateful that they are there and not here.
Here is all of my darling grandchildren and my beautiful daughters
Okay so I am still computor illiterate and still trying to figure things out and I am very slow to figure, so bear with me. This is all a little confused but hopefull you get the picture-I had a really great day with all my family around.
Today was one of those really great days. We started out with a pool party at Grandma's house. It was a very warm day. The kids had a great time in the water.
Just some random pictures of our great Jenkins family reunion. Scott and Becky's family were in charge this year and the Jay Jenkin's family all had a wonderful time. Thank to all of you who are so creative and talented. What a great weekend!