This last week we had a few play dates and we went to the library. The highlight was the Beal reunion over the weekend. We rolled into Arco around 5:30 pm. We had dinner and chatted and the kids played. Later on in the night we worked on getting the float ready for the parade. 2017 is the 100th year for the Beal family farm. My dad has been planning this for a long time. He wanted our family to be in the atomic days parade. The family helped design and pick t-shirts and plan how to execute the float. Trisha and Jory did most of the float planning and executing. Friday night it was all hands on deck to put it all together. After that it was the usual campfire late night talk. On Saturday we all got up and ready to go be in the parade. Scott missed the memo that he needed to be early so we could get a family photo before the parade. Luckily he pulled in before the photographer left and we were able to snag a picture with everyone (minus Lindsey and Brynn who couldn't make it).
The parade was fun and HOT. After the parade we went to my aunt Alison's house to have lunch. Several of my dad's siblings traveled for it. Doug came from Arizona, Karen from Nevada, and Richelle from Bloomington, ID. Some of their children traveled as well. My cousin Teddi came from South Carolina. It was fun to see everyone.
The rest of the day we tried to stay cool by hiding in the shade and getting in the pool Gabe brought with him. We mostly visited all day and all night. On Sunday morning we headed home. It was a great time!
|Visiting in the shade.|
|Camfire talks. Looks like Hart is in the middle of a story.|
|Everyone minus the Cannons and Brynn and Linsdey.|