We try and do a day in LA every year. It's nice to be at the LA temple grounds as a family since we were married there.
There are lots of photo op places but the big tree we really like to take pictures was gone.
We've grown a lot in the last 14 years.
How it all started.
After the temple, some yummy hot dogs, and ice cream sandwiches we headed to the Griffith Observatory. It was very crowded and not so great for the littles but I'd go back with A and B on a day that isn't so crowded. Fun family day!
It's not often we get a summer storm. That is actually one of the things I miss about living in Utah. So when it started raining the boys got a little crazy. Dancing in the rain! Yes B is in his under ware.
E loved it too.
Just a random picture of E at the beach. He snuck away. I guess he wanted to eat alone.
What could be more fun then a feeding trough with water and a bunch of cousins?!
I really think this was the highlight of the reunion for the little kids.
Big B and I had to put together a game for the adults and we did a race around Panaca. You had to make it to predetermined landmarks and take a picture of your team there. Some of the roads were narrow and it was fun teasing the other teams as you tried to pass them.
This is a pretty picture of Panaca but I was really taking a picture of the dust clouds the Mathews were making in the distance as they tore up Panaca.
This was Big B's attempt at making a water slide. It was pretty fun but after hitting a few rocks on the way down the kids were done.
Of course there were shooting lessons.
It was the big 150th birthday party for Panaca and grandpa was speaker at the ceremony and reveal of the statue.
This is the statue of Francis and Jane Lee the founders of Panaca and my kids 4th great grandparents.
Part of the big party was at chugging contest. Big B gave it his best efforts but couldn't even finish it.
E LOVED the animals this trip. He has a thing for cows and so to see them up close was the best thing ever for him. As you can see he wasn't scared at all.
C with the pigs.
E made his was in the coral and was after those cows.
Beautiful Panaca sky.
Posing for mom:)
We thought E would love the horses and he did but he did not like to be on them.
At the birthday celebration A gave archery a shot. She did pretty good!
Our nieces in the parade as queen and princess.
On a little adventure…Panaca is full of them.
D loved the horses. We can never get enough of Panaca, family and fun!