Monday, September 3, 2012

Our Family

We love to spend time with our extended family. We feel very blessed to live so close to most of them, and it makes it easy to see each other.

My mom and I have been able to get together for the past several years and attend Women's Conference. It is always a very uplifting experience, and good time to spend together. I am so grateful that she is close enough to do this with!

Jenny's younger brother is currently attending BYU, so it's not too far to come for a visit. He came on the same evening as Jenny's sister and kids. This is a fantastic new park that they put in our city. My nephew was a bit scared to begin climbing to begin with, but quickly overcame that :)

Jenny's mom's family gets together every 2 years for a family reunion. Her mom's siblings are literally scattered from coast to coast so sometimes this is the only chance to see cousins. Here are most of the girls in the family after riding a tram to the top of the mountain.

Jenny's brother and his wife had twins a few years ago. This is just a fun family gathering at their home after the boys were blessed. Our family has grown with nieces and nephews a lot over the past few years.

*Disclaimer* this is not a great photo in general (like you needed me to tell you that), but it's the best we could find :) This was our first camping trip together with Brett's family. We went camping on Memorial Day weekend. It was SO cold, and actually ended up snowing on us as well. Needless to say we took down camp and came home early.

Brett's side of the family participated in a bike ride to benefit Parkinson's Disease. We all got together, cheered each other on, and enjoyed time with one another.

Jenny took a few of her nieces and nephews on Brett's side to this fantastic art day in Springville. It is put on by the city, and the kids and make and take home up to 20 different art projects or activities. It was a day filled with fun, and lots of first experiences for them!

Brett and Jenny feel that it is important to take time to do things as a family. We love camping, and went with our neighborhood in September. The little one in the picture with us lives next door and loves Brett immensely!