Scott and Cindy organized a big Graham Family Reunion in Fairview on the 24th of July. It was so much fun! We were a little late getting there, because Bailey had run her marathon that morning. We missed the parade, but made it in time for everything else. Mark and Bailey were the entertainment during lunch while everyone mingled. They did a great job! It was fun for the cousins to all be together. The boys had a blast! They are so fun and crazy when they get together.
|Lunch time entertainment!|
|Cousins: Sawyer, Clayton, Noah, and Nathan|
|The reunion house had goats! So cute!|
After lunch, we walked to Grandma and Grandpa Graham's old house. Then we went to the Fairview cemetery, and Uncle Richard told us stories about the Graham ancestors/pioneers. That night, the boys got to go to the Demolition Derby. They thought it was tons of fun!
|Mark, Scott, and Kim in front of Grandma and Grandpa Graham's old house.|
|Family history stories from Uncle Richard.|
|The cousins at Grandma and Grandpa Graham's graves.|
|Nathan, Noah, Alex, Sawyer, and Clayton at the Demolition Derby!|
The next morning we got up really early and did baptisms at the Manti Temple. It was really cool, because Sawyer and Noah got to baptize and confirm the cousins. Sawyer stayed with Kim, Russ, and Noah and did a session, and sealings. On his way out, he saw Elder Chapman, his trainer on his mission. That was a super fun surprise! Later that day, a few of us drove up Fairview Canyon. Such a beautiful place! We went through the museum after that. It was fun for Bailey to see the museum that her great grandfather founded, and all of the stuff he had in it. Sawyer went there a lot growing up, while we still lived in Utah, but Bailey was born in Idaho, so she missed all the good times in Fairview.
|Manti Temple: Clayton, Nathan, Brooklyn, Cali, Noah, Sawyer, Bailey, Mark, Russ, and Kim.|
|The family in Grandpa Graham's museum room.|
|Bailey and Mark with one of Grandpa Graham's carvings.|
|Chloe gave me and Bailey a tour of the stuff on the outside of the museum.|
After the museum, we headed out to the farm because Richard and Norma had a weenie roast planned. So fun!
|a selfie at the farm!|
|There were 3 cute and very sweet mules at the farm.|
|Love these two! Chloe was so cute. She knew Bailey was sore, so she stayed with her and helped her. She got Bailey anything she needed, and even roasted marshmallows for her. She is a sweetheart!|
|Lunch at the farm!|
|Roasting hot dogs and marshmallows!|
That afternoon, we sat around in the backyard and talked and sang. Sawyer played 'Knee Deep' in remembrance of our Lake Powell trip. Bailey was excited to finally get to sing with Amber. They sounded great together. The boys entertained us with some fun musical numbers of their own. Those guys are hilarious! It was a fun afternoon relaxing.
|Music time with the family.|
It was a great weekend! It was super fun seeing family members we haven't seen in years, and getting to know new ones. It brought back a lot of memories of our college days, and the time we used to spend in Fairview. It was great for the cousins to spend time together. Noah leaves on his mission in a month, and then Clayton will go next year, so they won't all be together again for a very long time.
|Thanks for a fun weekend Fairview!|