Leave it to the Tom Earl family to make us get out of our Reunion routine.
Does this look like the kind of people that should be spending the majority of their time outdoors? Look at those pale faces!
And if we weren't feeling self conscious enough about our pasty complexions, let's then make them all wear beige t shirts...
Okay but seriously, it was an insanely fun weekend. I just could not get over how much fun it was to see the next generation of cousins finding their similarly aged relatives and making insta-friends. Cousins are the best insta-friends.
I think Rhode found a new cousin friend every day. This boy loves a good playmate and he had a ton to choose from. I would ask him about his new friends every day and he would list off two or three new people every time.
We did most of our bonding on Bear Lake. It has a great long shallow section. So fun for little kids... a little awkward when trying to head out for a quick pee break. Do I squat right here in the shallow end or pretend I just really want to swim and endure the mile it will take me to get to waist deep water?
And to not be the sister with the widest waistline? Well I could be cool with that for every vacation.
I saw so little of Scarlet and Rhode on this vacation. The ran around like savages.
My cousin Jason built a boat. Like built it, the whole thing. AND he took all of my kids on it. That is one amazing guy.
You know you're tired when Aunt Kristy's bony chest makes a good pillow :)
Volleyball was one of the highlights of the trip. It always feels good to have a few moments of athleticism... even if they are not as frequent as you would hope.
But oh my goodness how cute are all of these kids? We must have all married well because they are way cuter than we all were as kids. I know. I've seen the pictures.
That is my Grandpa Ken Earl on those shirts. What a stud. I love my family.