Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mike's Homecoming!

The boys are back from their missions and we all finally got together again!

Steph and I met Bobby and Mike during our first year of EFY when we were 14. And... the rest is history :)They've become some of our greatest friends and we've been great friends ever since, spending time between sessions of EFY and then continuing to after our EFY years were over. We've had some SUPER good, funny times haha! Mike lives in Salem and Bobby in Beaverton so we definately don't get to see each other every day, but when we get together we have a great time! Bobby got home from his mission in Peru earlier this year in February and Mike just got home from his mission in Korea. So, we all got together for Mike's homecoming this last Sunday. It was GREAT! We just laughed and laughed as always!! There's never a dull moment and it was just wonderful to spend time with them again! Welcome home guys!
Oh and just a P.S for my mom and dad... LOOK- we had a fire without anything burning to the ground or anyone dying :) it was lots of fun, thanks! I hope you're having a blast! love you!

Monday, August 4, 2008

I love my family!

Yay for the family reunion! I had SO much fun. Like, I was excited for the reunion and stuff, but I just still can't believe what a blast I had! I just really enjoyed every second of talking, laughing, and playing with my siblings, parents, nieces and nephews and everyone! We hiked, we played cards, we swam, we paddle boated, we ate delicious food, we laughed, we sang, we roasted mallows, we played lots of baseball, and just had a grand time! I know you've all probably already seen great pictures from the reunion from Em and Jill's awesome blogs, but I thought I'd post some too just because they're cute :)

It's so true that the best part was watching the kids play together!! They could entertain me for hours! Oh, and I had so much fun singing and dancing with the 4-13 year olds to Hannah Montana and High School Musical. The best part was, I wasn't even pretending... that stuff is right up my alley and I LOVE IT and we just had a great time!! Right guys? I can't count how many times we sang, "The last time I freaked out, I just kept lookin down..." or "What time is it? SUMMER TIME!". And the babies!! MY GOODNESS!! they were such good campers!!! I mean, I'm not one of the mothers or anything, but it seemed to me that they all did well. and they were SO CUTE! I loved watching them play in the dirt and keep up with the older kids. AH- I love those children... all of them!!!!SO SO SO MUCH!!!!!! Being an aunt is the bomb. Seriously- I never tire of playing with my beautiful nieces and nephews!

Mom and Dad rock. That's basically what it comes down to. I love sitting by the camp fire with mom and dad every night and morning. Those are some of the funniest and best times. They put so much work into the reunion and it paid off. We had a great time! Thanks mom and dad!!!

I can't think of a better way to spend a Jolley family reunion, then camping :)

Plaid Shorts Day! Bella, Beth and I

Mom and Justin at Clearwater falls