And, we can cram so much fun and laughter into a few short days - love it.
|Mom and Pops decked out!|
Celebration time - Mom and Dad's 60th Wedding Anniversary!
So, we got all dressed up in our finest 50's attire (Thank You Goodwill).
Plus, cooked up a big batch of Mexican food and margaritas.
|Gavin and Mom dressed up|
We also hired a local band to entertain us, The Knutzen Brothers.
They were so much fun and played all of our favorites.
|Ness and Pops|
That's how you get a party started!
And, of course, we had to do some dancing and singing - oh my.
|David with a twist!|
Our favorite - dancing a jig to some of the songs from the O'Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack.
|Lovely Danice and Garrold|
Check out our YouTube video - we are terrible, but laughed so hard.
We all had a wonderful time and really enjoyed seeing family and friends celebrating together!
|Goofy Bexs and Pops|
Besides celebrations, we spent a lot of time just visiting.
|The Warren Brothers - looking good|
It has been too long since we have all been together and we had lots of catching up to do.
|Lots of cooking|
Plus, lots of cooking, eating, and drinking.
|Working the WASGIJ|
The kitchen was always busy and there were daily trips to the stores for provisions!
A favorite, solving the crazy WASGIJ puzzles.
|Ken after his nap|
The weather was so nice in September, we even got some pool time.
Everyone loved the chance to splash around one more time before winter arrives - yikes.
|Off to the Rodeo|
Plus, we went on a road trip.
|Collins enjoying the Rodeo|
All the way to Pendleton for the famous Pendleton Round-Up, which started way back in 1910.
|What a great show!|
It draws more than 50,000 visitors each year and is one of the largest rodeos in the country.
|Indian headdress - amazing|
They put on a great show for all ages.
|Looking good, Ryan!|
Of course, for the grown-ups, you have to check out the Let'er Buck Room.
|Selfies at the Rodeo|
Just leave your camera behind!
|Wild West Show|
And, just to show you how crazy the Warren's can be, we threw a Denny Dimwit party!
|Warren's celebrating Denny Dimwit!|
If you don't know who Denny Dimwit is, Google him.
|Ethen gone Denny|
He is quite the character - you are going to want to throw your own party - hah.
|Looking good, Lisa!|
We had a few snafus with our props, but Mom did an excellent job making the costumes.
|Ryan and Eric - love those ears|
We had so much fun dressing up and laughed so hard - we are so easily entertained!
|Love this picture of Ethen and Krystina|
And before you know it, it is time for everyone to fly home - way too soon...
|Steve and Wanda - great friends and pizza chefs|
But, we loved all of our time together and looking forward to the next Clan gathering - hope it is very soon.
|Thanks Danette and Phil!|
Thanks Danette and Phil for letting us take over your home and making us feel so welcome!
Enjoy the rest of the pictures...
|Stories around the fire|
PS: We are now back on Moondance in lovely Savusavu looking for a weather window to head to Futuna. Oh boy.
|Collins go Western!|
|Gavin enjoying the pool|
|Gavin and Pops - pool sharks|
|Ken hard at work|
|Tyson and Ethen|