Monday, June 30, 2014
like most families there's a pretty big age gap with the cousins. i'm the oldest, and the youngest is 11. some of my cousins and my sister now have kids too so planning activities for everyone is a little tricky. there was quite a bit of free time during the reunion, but most of us ended up doing the same things including some sports.
my cousin eric and his wife love pickleball. some of the local cousins have played before too. even my grandpa got out and played.
granpa|jamie and christine
jamie and corey
troy and christine
maybe it's not exactly a sport, but we spent a lot of time in the pool.
chelsea and kyler
karson|andrew and abby
my family never plays games, but the johnsons always love games
christine, troy, avery, corey, jamie, shaylee
shotting rockets at the park
i was too busy taking pictures to really know what was going on, but it seemed more like softball hitting than a softball game
karson and grandpa
i'm a much better spectator and participant with the sports. there were a lot of people not playing so it was still a lot of fun.
what kinds of activities do you do at your family reunion?
Friday, June 27, 2014
dad and grandma post eating
david cooking dinner #1
grandpa, jeff, jordan
jordan, chelsea, kyler, karson, karlee
david, abby, shaylee, troy, corey, leina
zach, jordan, and the kids
troy, corey, gale, dad, richard, cayden
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
i love all the holidays, but as i've gotten older the 4th of july has become one of my favorites. living out of the country for a few months during college made me more patriotic than ever. i got out my patriotic decorations at the beginning of june because i want to enjoy them longer. after making the spring pendant banner, i couldn't wait to make another one. it's a very simple banner than be done in less than 30 minutes.
banada in various colors (i used red, white, blue, and flag)
premade burlap banner
mini stapler with colored (blue) staples
1. cut 12 triangles out of bandana
2. lay out triangles in pattern (or lack of a pattern if you're like me. i prefer less of a pattern)
3. staple bandana to burlap with 2 staples
4. continue with staples until you are done