Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bohn Family Reunion 2012

The last weekend in June Ted and Sherry Bohn gathered their family at the Heber Valley Camp.
We stayed in darling little cabins and spent a couple of days laughing and catching up
The camp has several different ropes courses that we were able to do

There are couple missionaries called to serve at the camp to lead the courses and run the various areas
After each of the courses they talked to the kids about how the activities we were doing related to life and the kinds of trials they might face. 
They bonded at the various courses
And got to know each other up close and personal

The Bohn family is spread out between opposite ends of Idaho, New Mexico and California so nobody sees each other as much as they would like.
The cousins especially were excited for time to catch up
The adults were all surprised at how much the kids had grown since we had last been together
Ted and Sherry were just thrilled for a few days to love on their grandkids
Garrett convinced them to allow him onto the courses in spite of his broken casted ankle
On the swing course the men hoisted the kids up, pulling on a long rope
And the rest of us watched as each expression transitioned from nervousness to excitement

And then as they became more and more brave with their tricks as they would swing back and forth 50 feet in the air!
Theres nothing like spending time with a sibling you haven't seen in way too long
Or being surrounded by cousins who are all so close to you in age
These sweet sisters were always smiling and the first to offer help anywhere it might have been needed
On our last day at camp we had a talent show.   
The Bohn family is all incredibly gifted in the music department. 
All of the Bohn kids have married someone who is likewise gifted. 
All of them but Jeff. Not only am I not gifted, I created a major deficit in our gene pool.
I suppose I could have been more organized and arranged for Jeff and Drew to sing something together or a way for Wes to play the piano, but alas I completely dropped the ball.
While each of the other families performed for the group, our little clan was completely lacking.  Poor Jeff is stuck with me and my lack of talents of any kind to contribute.
Luckily we didn't end the reunion on a sour note.
our last day together was spent at Temple Square in Salt Lake
The kids explored the visitors center and relished in the last few hours of being together
I just wanted to eat this little man up
But Jeff beat me to it! Can you blame him?
We had two happy parents, with four of their six kids
All of their spouses
And many of their grandkids
It was a great few days
spent in some beautiful places
with a super fun bunch of people
that we are privileged enough to call family!

1 comment:

Glitternails said...

Thanks Jen! This is awesome! Love all the pics!
Love, Trina