You know I love my family. Like, a lot. There are no better people in the world. And when we get together, it takes great effort and is a total party. My mom planned this reunion for the Edwin and Kathleen Riding family this year, and it was held in Utah County and was a total success. She, however, hurt her leg on the first day, so that was a bummer. She had to take it easy, which of course she didn't really do. Oh well. Mom is Mom. She was a champion.
We did a weekend in Utah County, and then my immediate family went to The Ranch (yes, capitalized. It is that cool) for a few days together. I missed a lot of the first few days because I was doing Crazy For You, which is another catch up post. I will get there.
Below: Just hangin' on a Sunday afternoon.
Below, just some awesome family playing Ten Crowns, a favorite card game. An easy one for people who are not good at cards, like me.
And...nieces and nephews. I am one lucky Aunt. For sure. I even got to sing with my niece Emily (below) at her baptism the weekend before. It was an honor to be asked by her!
I kind of like to think of myself as the cool Aunt. If I am not, don't tell me. Let me live in my illusion of greatness.
Below: The progeny.
Below: A study in trampoline launching, by Nicole Riding. Starring James, Rachel, Kate, and Megan.
Jen and Chris. Yes.
After the reunion was over for most of us, Carolynn stayed for a bit and the three of us got in some temple time. I go to the temple so often by myself, which is totally fine. But it is so nice to go with family on occasion.