Monday, August 04, 2008

Whiting Reunion


Faith, Jaylee & Chance in the talent show doing "Rubber Ducky"

Faith & her cousin having fun on the pony

Faith & her twin cousin getting their hair done

(they look like they should be sisters)

Faith loved riding the barrel train

We love reunion time! Every two years we get together at the homestead for our Whiting reunion. This year there was just over 1,000 people.

Highlights:

*catered meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)for four days
*the ice cream shop
*the pony rides
*the barrel train rides
*line dancing
*milking the cow
*the talent show
*the variety show
*volleyball
*basketball
*horseshoes
*Sunday testimony meeting
*the zip line
*the rope swing
*water snakes
*horny toads and so much more.....

This year my grandma's first cousin Elder Douglas Shumway (quorum of the seventy) spoke at the Sunday church meeting, it was such a privilege to hear him speak and listen to all of his memories of growing up in St. Johns and his homestead and reunion memories, and all of his council! Just Amazing!

I cant remember if it was the reunion two years ago or four years ago but I remember somebody burying their testimony and saying "you know, heaven will be a lot like a family reunion....so if you don't like coming to the reunion you might not enjoy heaven". I'll never forget the feeling I got when I heard her say this, it is so true! Reunions & family... almost as good as heaven!

thanks Ashley for snapping our family picture:)

8 comments:

*Katie May* said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun! Faith's cousin does look just like her! Elder Shumway was my bishop in Eagar and in my home ward for as long as I can remember till all the 'big' church callings started happening

Rogers' Dogs said...

What fun! That is a good idea on the catered food. Cooking during reunions is the worst! - Meagan

Jenna said...

That looks like so much fun for you guys, and that picture of Faith and here cousin....that is so crazy, they seriously look like twins!!!

Ron Michael Family said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I can't believe how much Faith and the cousin look like each other. Your family picture is really cute!

Heather said...

Did you get your haircut? It looks really good! I have never seen two kids look sooo much alike unless they are real twins!! I can't believe how much Faith and her cousin look alike!

Jenny said...

Can I adopt Faith? I'm thinking they should just be sisters, esp. since Sadie doesn't have anyone in my family that looks like her. Hee Hee. Even crazier that they are both from adopted lines!!! That was fun to hang with you this weekend!

Sariah,Chief Editor said...

Wow I can't believe how much Faith and her cousin look alike that is amazing! I am glad you enjoyed your reunion...I love experiencing all the farm stuff.

Gina said...

Awesome pictures! It was a ton of fun to be up there with you guys! Thanks Ronnie for taking me to see the elk. Hopefully I can make it up there and find the big one at the end of Novemeber. I'll be in contact and hope to see you guys up there in the near future.
-Brandon