Summer Hiking

Summer Hiking
Mt. Constitution

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Family Reunion - the joy of children

Maureen's thank you two years ago reminded me how important it is to stay connected to the Gaeke's and take time to enjoy the children in our lives.  She wrote, " We totally loved it and PJ can't stop

talking about it and asking when he can go back for another sleep over.  Since my kids never got the chance to meet Mom and Dad or visit Cottonwood it means even more that you take the time to get to know them."

A week in McCall proved to be a great time to get to know the kids and each other.  

Most of us haven't changed much in two years, but you know time marched on when you look at the 2010 vs 2012 pictures


One year it's water balloons, the next year Poker chips!
Grace 2010

Grace escaped swollen lips this year, but Kennedy scared us all with the goose-egg that formed after she fell against the coffee table!

Somethings didn't change, such as reading books to the Gaeke kids, roasting marshmallows, playing in the sand, eating licorice, enjoying the water, and staying up late!

The kids did experience new adventures and success at paddle boarding and tubing!

It seems like we must work hard to ensure these cousins get to know each other and go fishing with each other as teenagers and then as adults.

Thank you all for ensuring this grandmother has young people in her life.

Next year Ryan will be my co-pilot for the annual kayak picture!

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