Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lynn Pettingill Reunion

It was decided very spontaneously to have a Lynn Pettingill reunion and with me having the baby so close to the reunion dates I wasn't sure if I was going to make it. Grandpa's health has really declined this year with multiple surgeries and hospital stays for various reasons so I really wanted to go. BUT I was only four weeks postpartum from a c-section and really wouldn't be able to physically handle the kids by myself. I was in a dilemma and knew I couldn't make it without Lance.

The sunday of that week after church was over the idea hit me to make the drive to Twin Falls in two days while Lance flew in to meet us later in the week. After a quick nap I loaded up our bags and the kids and was on the road by 5pm. We stopped in Pendleton, OR for the night, unbeknownst to me at a really shady hotel (I feared for our lives that night and slept with one eye open when I did sleep). The kids did really great although Kimball wasn't happy about sharing a bed with Cora. The next day we finished the drive and somehow we made it Mom's house.
 Girls night/bachelorette party for Makenzie
The reunion was at the Elba park which was perfect for everyone to pitch tents and camp together. We rode four wheelers and went horseback riding, there was fishing, shooting, marshmallow roasting, baseball, kickball, frisbee, swimming, and lots of visiting. It's been over 3.5 years since I've seen Scott! I absolutely LOVED having the whole family together, it has been such a long time since we've done that. Karen and Sally and all of their troops were there and Grandpa was able to make it out for lunch!

 The man of the hour - the oldest and the youngest.
Lance and I went shooting with Scott and Tim and while Lance was aiming for a clay pigeon with the .410 it completely fell apart in three pieces. I've never seen Scott laugh so hard in my life!


After the reunion we were supposed to leave to go home the very next morning but Lance just slept and slept. So I decided I was going to make the most of that extra time. Christine and I went shopping for Father's Day and then went to Daisy's to treat the kids to a Volcano drink and a gumball. We didn't leave go to back home to Spokane until 5pm (we would have stayed longer if Lance didn't have to work in the morning).



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