We always have a craft at our reunions, mostly for the kids, but the adults join in too. This year Egan and I were in charge! We stuck to the theme (Fortune Favors the Brave) and our symbol (the triangle) which helped narrow our brainstorming.
We started with a devotional on being brave. I made a power point of brave people in history (martin luther king jr, ruby bridges, louis zamporini, the first women marathoner, stripling warriors, etc) and Egan shared a scripture. We had a nice little discussion about what it means to be brave and follow the commandments.
For the craft, my dad, the woodcutter that he is, had cut out a load of triangles with a hole in them. We provided the family with a variety of beads, colorful thread, and paint. The options were either a necklace or a key chain and the creativity was up to them. It was fun to see what everyone painted on the beads and how they put it all together.
But let's be honest, we all end up copying Egan cause she always has the coolest ideas and executions at the craft table.
p.s. forgive Egan and I looking beat. we had just run 14 miles in hilly Heber.
My parents celebrated their 40 years of marriage this June and we were able to party about it at our family reunion in July. My parents threw the best dinner party for us, so many great details and executed so well. Teen broke it all down over HERE. My parents always gave us little gifts on their anniversary growing up and this year they went above and beyond. I love the theme and the message they put inside. I've worn the watch every day since.
hawaiian haystacks for dinner
that kids ate first, then adults
goodie bags full of candy, parachute guys, and party blowers
toast by my brother
speeches by my parents
apple cider for the kids
mini martinelli's for the adults
metcalf family trivia questions
After a rainy day on Thursday we lucked out with perfect weather for a day at Jordanelle Reservoir. We had a nice schedule for rotating all the kids and adults out on the boat. It gets a little tricky coordinating that many kids and adults, but it worked great. Especially with the free paddle board sessions for those at the beach.
We boated and paddle boarded all day and ended up at Tarahumara in Midway for dinner. (eat there if you are in Midway ever)