Monday, February 2, 2009

Birthday and Reunion!!

A week ago Ryan, Blake and I drove up to Salt Lake to be with his family for his grandma's 90th birthday party. Neither one of Ryan's grandma's have seen Blake before so we were very excited to go and have Blake meet his great grandmothers. We drove up on Friday afternoon and went to grandma West's house. She had never seen Blake before so it was fun to see them play together. We then waited for the rest of the family to show up. We then went to visit one of Ryan's cousins and then came back and had pizza for dinner. After dinner we went to Aunt Patty's house to spend the night.

The next day we woke up and hung out at the house for a while. I made pancakes for everyone (funny story but too embarrasing to tell) and they were delicious. We then all got ready for the day and left to go to Grandma Hansen's 90th birthday party. We had a good time and I got to meet a lot of people on his side of the family that I had never met before. Also, Blake got to meet his Great Grandma Hansen. She was so cute when we put Blake on her lap. It was so great to see them together and I made sure that I got lots of pictures of them together.

After the party there was a family reunion that we had at the church. I met a lot of new people and even met Ryan's mom's cousin who used to baby-sit my dad and was great friends with my grandparents. (small world I know) After the reunion we went back to Aunt Patty's house and hung out for a while before going to bed.
The next morning we got up and ready and went back over to Grandma West's house for breakfast. She had all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren come over and she made a wonderful breakfast for us all. I met even more of Ryan's cousins that I had never met before. It was so much fun to have to whole family together.
After breakfast it started to snow pretty hard and we decided it was time to drive home so we could beat the storm. Half of the drive was pretty scary due to the snow and rain but we got back to Logan safely and were very grateful.
We had such a great time in Salt Lake and a great time with family. I am so happy that Blake was able to meet two of his great-grandma's (he still has all 4 which is awesome). We definitely made memories that will not be forgotten. I love when this side of the family gets together because we have so much fun. Here are some picures of the weekend.

I had to throw this picture of Blake and his Uncle Jared in. I thought it was cute. Blake loves his Uncle Jared.


Lara said...

Okay, now you HAVE to tell your fun, embarrasing pancake making experience - I am dying to know!!!