Thursday, July 3, 2014

No End in Sight

Yesterday, mid-day was a family hike that began at a park.  I will share pictures that Abe took, but I can't share any first-hand accounts of the events.
I can't say for sure, but the pictures suggest that everyone had a fun time.
Clark prefers hikes in a little more solitude when he hikes, but he said it was good anyway.  Too many people scare the wildlife away.
Not that life isn't wild enough with this many people.
They do love to be together and I think they are very cooperative to keep posing for Uncle Abe's fanatical picture taking!
Grandpa sharing some words of wisdom to the younger generation.
Later in the day was the youth temple trip.  Quite a remarkable group of young people.  This isn't all of them-- a few more can't make it until the last day of the reunion and a few more won't be able to come at all.
In the evening we had dinner at a pavilion and the annual Fox family talent show.  George gave a stirring rendition of "Everything is Awesome" from the Lego movie.
Cannon played his piano recital piece, "The Prince of Denmark".  Do you see that in his eyes?  That's called focus.  Serious laser-focus.  The piano teacher and mother in me is very proud.
And Faith played her recital piece, "Eine Kliene Nachtmusik" (A Little Night Music) which she can't ever announce without giggling a little.
We didn't have a lot of originality in our talent show numbers, but Elinor mixed things up a little by singing while accompanying herself on the piano.
Bethany played "You  Raise Me Up" and I tried to accompany her, but did a pretty crummy job on the little keyboard.  She, however, did very well; although I do not look very happy in this picture.
These reunions are very near to being too much fun.  At the very least they are exhausting.  Kids conk out pretty easily at night and sleep-in a while in the morning.  Here is how we found Cannon and Faith this morning.  They are good little friends and they quite melt my heart.

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