Monday, August 5, 2013

Williams Reunion 2013

This year for our annual Brett and Trudy Williams reunion we headed to Utah. It was Heston's turn to lead. Garrett and his family were not able to come down from Anchorage of course, but Grandpa and Grandma were able to visit them and see baby Declan. They arrived back in Utah just in time for the reunion. Wrangler and Heston went golfing Friday morning and that afternoon they set up a long strip of plastic on a hill in a park. The city let them have water and they made a gigantic slip and slide. We arrived at Heston's house after our long drive just after they were getting back and cleaning up.

That evening was spent visiting and eating hamburgers and hotdogs. The cousins had fun playing upstairs and jumping on the trampoline. We stayed that night with Tiffany and Aaron a long with Grandpa and Grandma Williams. Tiffany and Aaron just got a new bed, so Tyler inherited their old one. We got to sleep in his room and it was a much nicer sleep than usual due to the king size bed. One should never underestimate the importance of a good mattress.

On Saturday we all met at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Trevor hadn't been since he was very young with his parents, and Dana, Talvyn, and Daxtyn had never been. Luckily, we had some cloud cover, sprinkles of rain, and cooler temperatures so the day was bearable. Daxtyn still wanted to be carried by the end of the visit. We enjoyed seeing the elephants, rhinos, polar bear, and gorillas since Zoo Boise does not have those. The boys were almost as impressed (maybe more so) by the Lego crated animals on display here and there throughout the zoo.  Lunch was at the This is the Place park. Dana had never been and Trevor was just a kid the last time he visited with his parents.

That afternoon was spent at Tiffany's house just hanging out. The kids played in the back yard in a small pool. At one point they were using a smaller pool as a raft inside the bigger pool. The Williams cousins all seem to have fun together. Later that night, Dana was on the phone with her sister DeAnna who invited us to her hospital for an impromptu ultrasound. Dana was beyond excited. Everyone knows how badly she wants a girl this time. Even Talvyn and Daxtyn want a sister. Dana was understandably nervous as we met up with DeAnna and her three girls to go to the hospital. Well, it's by no means official, but it looks like a girl. We'll find out for sure on August 21 when we go in for her doctor appointment. It was a fun night ultrasounding, gabbing with DeAnna and her girls, and touring DeAnna's hospital.

On Sunday we went to DeAnna's ward since it had the most convenient time and then headed back to Heston's for lunch. Grandma and Grandpa Williams had already returned home Saturday night so it was just all their kids visiting on Sunday.  It was another fun reunion.

Kolter grabbed pretty much everyone's attention, including all of his cousins'.

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