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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bolan Lake 2011

Ok... so we arent quite to Bolan Lake yet... this is the day after the reunion when Mom and Dad came out with Nin and Casey and Mandy and Tom and all the "chillins"  Here's the Hunter Clan as we know it...  My four, "Aggy" as Lola calls Alex, Nin's two and Mandy's two... that's enough grand kids right???  

The sister picture... ok... I really really needed a shower first ladies... THANKS!  lolol  

Here we are at Bolan Lake... our group was about hmmm... now I have to think... 23 people that camped this year.  We went before Labor Day and I think I liked it better.  Not as cold at night.  The downside (or upside!!) are the elderberries arent in yet so we are going back in a month to get elderberries for the year.  mmmm.... elderberry pies!   

So we have the other " Camp Nazi"  and my closest friend Cheryl...  she and I herded the kids and made them pick up their trash and after Russ and I cooked she had others help her clean... it was a WONDERFUL camping trip I thought... and I am already planning and gathering for next year!  Maybe we can convince the "Fence Nazi" Don to join us just for a day!  

 This is the cage... where all smaller humans are kept when arms are not able to hold them any longer so they are safe and yet in the middle of the group.  Lola loves her cage!  hehehe

 Our gentleman helper... Alex... now with two Alex'zzz with us... Big Alex had to rely on his nickname from Lola... Aggy!  Lil Alex... helped us with matches, hiking, quality control with food to make sure it tasted ok for the group and he was in charge of card games!
 Athena and Kylie... at the edge of the campsite... headed up the hill.  Kylie was in charge of Nursery Rhymes... like...

Who let the Dogs out?  Who? Who? Who?

 Beautiful Bree was in Charge of learning to master the raft.  I am not sure if she won the raft race or not... but she mastered the raft!

 Striking a pose!  Lola

 My Miranda was in charge of swimming... and she swam and swam and swam... and dropped into camp long enough to refuel and then away she went!!

 I think they won!

 Norman is taking charge of Camp Director position.. making sure us women are taking our rolls seriously... and to make sure the otter pops were ok for the kids to eat... 

 We wore little Kylie out.  Her first camping experience... and she finally crashed... otter pop in mouth... you can see she was NOT letting it go... ever!

We hiked on into Tannon Lake as well... here we all are headed out for a couple of hours away from the main camp... My main man... fishing pole in hand ready to feed the troops on  nothing but trout... good thing we packed sandwiches... they weren't biting!

And what a beautiful lake it is...
 Group that went hiking...

 Lola letting Tyler and Matt know who is in charge... hehehe

 Aggy... gotta love Aggy...

 Back at camp last day... making breakfast... I really hate cameras!  

 Cards...  I think Tori was in charge of camp quiet.. she is the quietest little thing... but we had fun eatin popcorn and playing flashcards Friday night... she is the camp trooper with a hurt foot... hiking anyway and not complaining... You go girl!  You go! 

 Our other "supervisor"... our Beloved Sheila... making sure the coffee isn't too strong and the bacon is cookin just right!  hehehe
 Gotta love the view... its wonderful...

 Here is Norman babysitting... making sure the kids are in the cage... lol

 Tristen making sure the swing works properly at all times... 

 One last final dip into the lake while we packed up... 

Our devious duo... ready for trouble and lakes at a moments notice... I hope they all had fun and are ready for next year... we will stay longer and play harder...

Happy Camping!!!  


Hunter Family Reunion 2011

Family is more important than anything...  and what a wonderful family we have.  All 76 of us... I know there are more, but it was good to have us all in one spot.  I was so busy doin... I didnt take many pics... I will try to figure out how to link in Aunt Elaine's shutterfly album as well.  A quick recap of the day... and a huge thank you to all the Uncles and Aunts.  Thank you for always giving us something to look forward to each year.  Playing with cousins, trying to remember names... lol and just keeping our family together.  It was an honor to host the 2011 reunion.  And it's always an honor to share the Hunter name!  We can't wait for the next one!

 Dessert anyone??



 Our hosts... thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

 Our little Lola is getting so big already... cant you see my heart jumping from her standing in the chair without any help??

Aunt Judy at her best... holding Little Tristen... 

 There's Uncle Ken... taking it all in...

 It wasn't that long ago we were that size Nikki... playing in your yard in Bly... and then walking up to the school to play... time sure flys!  Hug her now while she is little!

 ~~~Just the girlz~~~

 Awwww.... happiness!

 Good company... good food... good times!

 Hey Bro...we gotta quit meeting up like this!  
And that ones burnt!

Family fun!
 Great Cats World Park

 What a fun day!

 Look Auntie... No hands!!!!

 You cant have lions... without the zebra!

 Waiting for our group tour... its really HOT!

 Where are the misters?

 Uncle Jack and Aunt Peggy with Linda...

 There's the Dylanmyster... 

 Boy if we dont look like trouble!  Thanks guys for all the help! It wasn't enough time to see you all, but it was great having you...

 My baby sister... the professional baby rocker.  Tristen thanks you!

 Did you feel the Roar???

 Lola does NOT like lions! 

Tigers were ok!  

It was a wonderful day... thank you Uncle Art for traveling over 700 miles to get here.  I hope the coffee did you well on the trip back.  Again thanks to all the Uncles and Aunts... and especially my folks for always taking the time and teaching us girls how to "live, laugh, and love"  

Until 2013... Love you Bunches!