Thursday, July 23, 2009


I really was there. I have a picture of myself, but will not post because of obvious reasons.

I was worried about this little guy as he hung out on the edge of the cliff, overlooking the Grand Canyon.
Here is Aunt Janice, Malia and Karen Lewis as we had dinner at the Trading Post in Cameron, AZ.
We stayed at the Gee college house in Provo. Here is Katherine in her kitchen with her apron that she made.

Family Reunion Report Card

Uncle Eric and Aunt Linda's was a perfect location. The Ewok village has not lost it's golden touch as it kept the kids busy. What's a few bee stings, they didn't seem to mind. The rope swing was awesome. I loved the Gee tent camp on the terrace above the waterfall. I was a little worried we were too close to Matt and Lisa's tent, but all was well.
I can't take the heat. It was lovely not to have the rain, but the heat index went too high to make an A grade. Thanks to the slip and slide we were able to survive.
Okay, it just wasn't original enough. We did good on quantity but I was disappointed in my choices. A big thank you to all who helped.
Thanks to the Stevens we were unable to receive an A+ for attendance. They broke all the rules by having Logan during the festivities. I will never let them forget it. We are happy though that he arrived safely and is adorable.
Michael Jackson, Beyonce and Stevie Wonder have nothing on us. Our family came through with the most amazing talents. Who knew that juggling and the pogo stick would take top bill.
Thanks to Matt and Lisa for singing the song they wrote for Ryan and Havilah's wedding, for Ryan playing Grandma and Grandpa's favorite, for Alex playing and singing, for Katherine singing the song that she wrote and the whole Gee fam. Also thanks to Jessica for putting together the thriller dance with her little cousies, for little Eric singing (he has a really good voice), for Kennedy's lovely ballet number, for the Kanekoa girls performing, for Keller scaring us with his awesome flips off the stage, for Taylor's debut on the piano and for Solill (AKA Beyonce) getting her moves on. Thanks to Gabrielle for being the MC. Please forgive me if I have forgotten anyone, my age is showing.
Any dance that brings Aunt Shirley from the terrace, down into the tennis court with her blanket in tow, deserves an A+ grade. This was an amazingly fun dance. My favorite of course was the chicken dance followed by the ever popular YMCA. We also love to watch Aunt Bev and Uncle Tony dance so well.
When you get so many people together that happen to be related it is awesome that you can do so without any drama. Everyone worked together with a spirit of love and kindness, without any cross words, our parents would be so proud. Thanks to Teena and Jolee for doing the t-shirt painting with the kids, Lynda and Tony for helping the kids build their marshmallow shooters, Matt Gee for the music and sound system, Aunt Janice for organizing the talent show, Karen Lewis for tables and decorations, the Kanekoas for the fireworks, and a special thanks to Linda and Eric for hosting the reunion.
Our hearts were brought closer together as we played and prayed together these two days. We were so sorry that Linda, Eric and Angie were not able to be present and continue to pray for Angie's recovery and look forward to everyone being at our next reunion.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Marlee Ann Fisher

What a lame Grandma I am. It has taken me so long to post a picture of Marlee. Here she is, and to make me even lamer, I have hardly taken any pictures of her because my brain is totally messed up this summer. I do know this, she is beautiful and loved by all.