Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FAMILY and the 4th

In addition to the traditional 4th of July celebration of Picnics...



which always include
 popcorn and Jeremie's famous No Bake cookies...MMMMM

see the evidence on Anni's face...

...we also had our offical

Olaveson Reunion 2011.

We went swimming at a new local pool...

watched a movie outside on a projector ... yes it was a bit chilly that night... and some of us camped out in the back yard.

We played in (or watched) a basketball tournament, which included one black eye and one sprained ankle...

ran races...

which included quarters and candy for the winners...

some were running for the first time

some took their time...

others ran as fast as their little legs would let them...

We spent all day Saturday at the lake...

so much fun and sun...

and we ate

and ate

and ate...

and ate...

and ate...

the funnel cake was sooooo delicious!

It was such a great weekend!!!

I took lots and lots of pictures, which I'm only showing you a small sampling of (I am a very proud mom and grandma)... but this picture (thanks to Camille) was our official photo of the fam ...

Wow, I can't believe how much our family is growing
 (notice the baby bump on Breanna - due in November). 

 It seems like yesterday it was just us and our 5 kids. I never imaged our family this big.

 I am so grateful and so blessed to have such a great family. We love them all so much!
Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!


  1. I loved looking at your photos of your family and your 4th of July. The evening wrapped up in blankets brought back memories. We lived in Idaho Falls and Arco for 3 years when my husband was in the military and it brought back memories.
    This year is was just the two of us for the 4th and it was quite - we drove to the gulf and enjoyed the seashore.

  2. Your family is beautiful! My parents also have 5 grown children and we love getting together. We are spread across the country so it doesn't happen as often as I would like, but I cherish the moments we have together. Thank you so much for sharing your cherished moments.

    I love yours and Camille's blogs.

  3. Yay! Your pictures are so fun! It was such a perfect weekend. Thanks for all your hard work to make it that way. Love you!

  4. Thanks for sharing the pictures! What an awesome time you all had. I had to google Rigby Idaho to see just where it was (Chicago girl here) - a little slice of heaven out in the middle.

  5. Mrs. Bonnie, you have a very gorgeous family. You and your husband made very cute kids and they have since made cute grandkids. You have every right to be a proud Mama and Grandma. Thanks for the beautiful pictures of your wonderful weekend. They made me smile!

  6. You are truly blessed!

  7. What an amazing weekend this must have been! The pictures are terrific. And it's so beautiful and green where you live! Thanks for sharing!

  8. You have a beautiful happy family. Everything looks so fun. (And tasty!) Xo

  9. What a gorgeous family!! It's so nice that you could all be together. Your pictures are beautiful, thanks so very much for sharing them! :)

  10. It was SUCH a fun weekend! You put in lots of hard work, and we all appreciate it. I think we should have a winter reunion too....

  11. Is that Camille in that cute black hat with the bow? Where did she get that?? :)

  12. Bonnie, you have a beautiful family!! Your pictures truly show what a wonderful time you and your family had. I would love to have this kind of vacation. I would love to be adopted by you, even though I'm 52 years old. I also had to google where Rigby ID is. I live in Cocoa, FL. Thank you for sharing your family.

  13. Oh, and that picture of Ry is SWEET. I love that he looks like he's yelling!

  14. Bonnie,
    You truly are blessed. What a beautiful family!


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