Steve’s family reunion was held in Utah this year at the BYU run Aspen Grove, just north of Sundance. It. Was. Awesome. A week full of fun for all ages. At the end of the week I was bummed that we couldn’t spend just a few more days, it was that great. Seriously.

We didn’t have to cook. We didn’t have to clean. We just showed up to activities and had a good time. Some highlights include:
•Beautiful views: It doesn’t get much better than this!
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• Kids club: All the kids (including Hunter and even Bennett if I were brave enough to drop him off) were divided into different age categories (as well as several other family groups) where they spent several hours every day with counselors who made sure they had a good time. They went swimming, rock climbing, made crafts, played games and never failing ended the day with a painted face.
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• Competitive Events: While the kids were in kids club, the adults could do a number of things, but we’re a competitive family, so we spent the majority of our team competing. Specifically, we spent a lot of time on the tennis court. The majority of Steve’s family, including in-laws, play tennis so it makes for some fun matches. We also played a couple other people from other families, but in the end the Pothiers came out on top in both the Mixed doubles, Mens doubles, and Womens singles.  We also had a basketball team who took first. Clearly some good athletic genes!
• Hike: We took a hike as a family and enjoyed some beautiful views of Stuart Falls. We actually had to cross a huge snowbank to get there which was a little weird since it was June!
•Frontier night: One big hoedown. We participated in all sorts of cowboy activities, snow cones, and train rides. I’m not sure the sno-cones were a good idea because once the sun went down it was chilly and the kids didn’t have to common sense to stop eating their frozen treats. They were all a little cold!
• Adults Rope Course: I’ve always had the desire to participate in a ropes course and this trip I finally got to fulfill that desire. I’m happy to report, I completed the course. Also reporting – I don’t need to do another! I was made more than aware that I’m lacking in the upper body strength department. After I crossed from one tree to the other, I was ready to be done. But I finished. My favorite part – rappelling down at the end!
To be continued…