Saturday, August 9, 2008
Home again, home again, jiggety jig
We are home again! Our trip to Spokane for the annual Fox Family Reunion was a success all the way around. It was really a three part trip. The first was a trip to Yellowstone (Clark's mothership). The next was the actual reunion in Spokane and the third was an overnight trip to the Moye cabin just south of the Canada border.
The reunion is Spokane really was fun and the kids had an absolute blast playing with their many cousins.There are 44 cousins and one more almost here. Actually, Baden and Mary's little boy was born while we were there- William Bradford Fox.
The highlight of the reunion for me was the sister and sister-in-laws talent show act of a lip sync and dance to Abba music. We went and saw Mama Mia Friday night. This is a movie that I am sad to say has no moral value whatsoever, but I can't remember the last time I had as much fun in the movie theater. The music was fabulous and my fellow sisters were so fun to be with. We quickly ran over to the mall to outfit ourselves at Claire's boutique--feather boas, huge earrings, platform flip-flops, hats, and body spray glitter. Let's just say the tween cousins actually thought we looked so cute and begged for all our accessories afterwards. We sneaked down the hill to the hotel to work on our choreography. Especially impressive since almost all of us had babies to take care of while we were practicing. We just told the husbands we were working on a special musical number. At least Abe was very surprised!
Monday morning our family as well as Jesse and Amy's families drove past Bonners Ferry in North Idaho to a small cabin on a river that Abe's Uncle Chuck now owns. Abe use to go to this cabin with his extended family during his childhood for the 4th of July. So the kids and dads all swam in the river and did a fireworks show. We roasted hotdogs and made smores. All the kids spent a lot of time finding little creatures in the river and tending the fire. We had a really enjoyable time was Jesse and Amy's family.
Tuesday we endured a 14 hour car ride home. We pulled in about 12:30 a.m. That part wasn't too much fun but we made it and the kids did remarkably well.
So now we are happily home and ready to enjoy the last few weeks of summer.