...one of Caton's senior photos; he spontaneously goofed off and got this one. :D
L to R: Carolyn, Eli, David, and Corine (me :D)....
I'm so sorry the rest of the family couldn't make it to Caton's HS graduation celebration (my kids missed it too, school was still going at home)...Those of us who were there had such a great time! :D
I had to do a very quick job of loading photos, as each day is so busy lately and the wait has been really annoying me. So, though the photos are not laid out at all well...at least they are finally up to view.
I hope that those who were there will enjoy reminiscing as they view a few photos, and that those who were not there will know they were sorely missed.
In this photo (below) - just a few of the adult family and friends who were there, sitting around visiting and eating (there were several tables, I should have taken a photo of the whole in one).
Family in this photo include Spencer's sister Judy (standing on the left, only her back showing... sorry Judy), Carolyn (on the back, left of the picnic table), Miles on the left front of the picnic table, and Shelby next to Miles.
Other family members who were in attendance were Spencer's sister Judy's oldest daughter and baby, Eli (already mentioned his other half - Shelby), and their kids, (Regan, Bennie, & Trenton), David, and of course, myself (other half already mentioned). Our kids stayed home this time to finish school. I'm so sorry they missed it! I hope the last day of school was worth it!
Here are just a few of the photos I took while there:
To the left: Carolyn and Spencer, the parents of the Wescott family.
Bellow: Wescott kids, plus two cousins (the baby and the oldest girl are the cousins). Left to right... Ashtyn (14), 2 cousins (baby and ...), Brekyn (16, holding baby), Caton (18) and Jennor (17)
These kids are so beautiful and righteous! They are great examples and I am so proud of each one of them. Caton bore his testimony at church the Sunday we were there; it was awesome! He is preparing to serve a full time mission, and I know he will do a great job!
Caton, thank you so much for setting a great example for your siblings and cousins!!! :D I'm so proud of you!
Eli and his wife Shelby and their three kids: Regan, Bennie and Trenton were there. They are so sweet! I absolutely love being around Eli, Shelby and their kids. I honestly don't think "sweet" gets any sweeter!
And of course, David was there. It was so great to see him again after having him live with us for a year, and then not having him for another year. It amazes me how much he and Levi look alike. They sure are cute! :D
This visit is absolutely one of the major highlights of my summer. I had such a good time there! Miles really enjoyed it too. We both bopped back and forth between kids and adults and enjoyed it all.
Ashtyn came to me at one point (while Miles and I were both sitting with the adults) and whispered into my ear, "Aunt Cory, tell Uncle Miles to come jump on the trampoline with me." I chuckled inside, and thought about what a total cutie Ashtyn is, then obliged her simple favor of telling Miles that she would like him to join her on the trampoline. Of course, he was thrilled to join her! It was obvious that they had fun. Miles was quite clueless on the tramp, but seemed to be enjoying it anyhow. Ashtyn was obviously experienced, doing all kinds of fancy jumps on that thing. I took a few great photos and thoroughly enjoyed it! :D (I should have cropped; oh well)
I also had a blast with Ashtyn, not on the trampoline, but in the back yard playing a game of catch with... what is the name of that lawn toy? Well, I'll show you a couple of photos which will make it clear. That really is a fun game! Miles and I both enjoyed that well enough to buy some for our family when we came home.
Another thing I enjoyed doing was just taking photos of the family.
Here are a few of them:
One of the funest moments I had taking photos occurred when each time I took a photo, another kid would suddenly jump onto the "people pile" to be included in the photo, requiring me to retake the photo. It became quite hilarious, each kid laughing as he jumped onto the growing pile of people; the laughter and the urge to join in it were highly contagious! Ultimately, I too just couldn't resist jumping into the people pile, so Miles took the last photo with me included in the end.
The first couple of photos were, unfortunately deleted; If anyone wants to see the ones I still have, let me know. For now, here is the final photo of the bunch.
Miles and I both really enjoyed leaving the adults here and there to goof off with the kids! They are great!
Carolyn>>> I also really enjoyed visiting with you, esp. at night when everyone else was sleeping or watching TV. Thanks for the time together sis! :D
I LOVE visiting family SO MUCH! I can not find words to tell you how much each visit means to me, how much family mean to me.
I'm so anxious for a family reunion and really hope everyone can make it!
I can't believe how long it took to make this blog; I wish it showed! I know I didn't say much, the writing isn't anything to chew on... I've been pretty busy, but wanted to share these photos and not wait any longer, so, "so-so" is what this gets!
("so-so" is better than nothing!) :D TTFN!