7.20.2010

Sunday





The biggest snowcone, EVER...



I love this boy, so much!


Gigi, surrounded by family


Darling girls


Grouping 84 people together
for a family photo = FUN


Macy LOVED the sand,
but hated being a mess...


Nothing like hanging out in
suits on the beach


The whole fam damily

Sunday we went to church, then we went for a walk along the boardwalk. At 4:30 everyone (all 84 of us) came to our house to bless Rosie. Afterwards we headed to the beach for a family picture, then back to our house for dinner. The kids had a blast dancing on the walls of our patio, singing and dancing. Most of the adults sat on the roof and laughed and talked for a few hours. It was great. A perfect way to end the day. Then we all stayed up to watch Sea World's fireworks from our roof. We had a direct view, so we went up everynight. It was so fun. Definitely a huge perk of our house!

7.19.2010

Saturday, Mission Bay

Macy adores Audrey,
best friends already


Rambo & Roach


Part of the crowd



Could she be any cuter?


Jimmy smiled a lot,
that made the trip great!



Gigi with some great-grandchildren


A little info about how our reunion came to pass. Growing up we had reunions every other year, usually in Newport Beach. As we grew up we would have mini-reunions in Phoenix, or go camping. Our last major reunion was in Utah in 2004. My grandma decided she wanted a reunion that everyone could come to. So she rented everyone beach houses, paid for gas or flights to and from California, to ensure we could all make it. Only one cousin couldn't get off of work. It was amazing. 84 Peterson's, together again. It was the best gift she could ever give to any of us, and I think she enjoyed it also.

This was our 1st day. We all met up at Grandma's house to get aquainted with new and old cousins, and to go over the week's itinerary. It was such a great reunion. It took a lot of time and planning, but it was totally worth it. I love my family, and I am so thankful for them all.

7.18.2010

Newport



Rosie


Waiting for milkshakes
on the pier...







We can't go to California without going to Newport. Since our reunion was in San Diego, we decided to go a day early so we could visit our old stomping grounds. It was wonderful. The adults had Crab Cooker for dinner, the kids Pete's Pizza, and Ruby's milkshakes on the pier for dessert. We hit the arcades, saw family, swam in the hotel pool until the wee hours of the morning. It was a great way to start our vacation. Lots more pics to come, so stay tuned!

Laughed until I cried...

I really hope Jon will help me recreate this for our family pic this year...