Sunday, July 26, 2009

My favorite picture from vacation...

Huff Family Reunion-- Day Seven

We made the 3 hour drive to Minneapolis late Friday night. On Saturday morning, we were able to spend a few hours at the Mall of America before our flight left. What a COOL MALL!!! I love meandering through malls anyway, but this place was pretty incredible. The entire middle of the mall is one huge amusement park, with several roller coasters, a big water ride, lots of kiddie rides, a huge Lego center, an American Girl doll place, etc., etc. It was a lot of fun to visit!

Again, here is the link to view this small album:

Huff Family Reunion-- Day Six

On Friday, the last day of the reunion, everyone was busy cleaning, packing, ,and tying up loose ends, but we made time for a visit to the local cemetary. Robb's oldest sister, Ronda, died when she was only 8 weeks old, and was buried in this beautiful cemetary, along with their grandparents. It was a special family time. Then, we headed back to the cabin to soak up the last bit of family fun!
I posted a few favorite pictures here, but you can see the whole album of the day on my Facebook link:

Huff Family Reunion-- Day Five

On Thursday, we stayed at the lake resort, where our cabins were located, and enjoyed a quiet, relaxing day with Robb's immediate family. It was Rick and Randy's birthday, so a boat was rented, and we all enjoyed that! Not so many pictures this day...taking a break from the camera!!!

Huff Family Reunion-- Day Four

On Wednesday, we headed for Robb's great-grandparent's homestead, where Robb's uncle (the family historian) gave us lots of interesting information about the Huff Family roots. Then, it was off to another aunt and uncle's cabin on the lake for a cookout, boat rides, bonfire, and lots of fun!
To see the rest of the photos, click on the link below. Just a reminder, you do not have to have a Facebook account to view the photos!

Huff Family Reunion-- Day Three

On Tuesday, we headed north to see where the mighty Mississippi River got its start. A good lesson could be something so small can become so huge! We had a really fun time, and the kids didn't mind the cold water one bit!

Huff Family Reunion Day Two

On Monday, we spent the day at the lake resort, relaxing and playing games with the extended Huff family. It was SUCH a relaxing day!

Huff Family Reunion in Emily, Minnesota

We are just back from a fabulous week in Minnesota! We were so happy to be able to attend the Huff Family Reunion. Many of Robb's extended family were present, as well as all of his immediate family. I had never met most of the extended family, but was so happy I had the opportunity. They are wonderful people, and we had a great time with all of them. I have so many pictures to post, so I am going to put them on Facebook, since it is much faster and easier. However, anyone who would like can view them. You do not have to have a Facebook account to view them. I did a different album for each day to make it a little easier. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the many wonderful memories we made!!!

Here are a few favorite pictures from Day One!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Beach Day Fun!

A fun beach day with cousins!
Payton loved stirring the sand and shells...

And eating the sand!

Michael is always so sweet to stop what he's doing and spend time with his little cousin!

Payton loves her big cousins!

What a great day!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Little Miss Chef

Christmas came early for Payton! I was SO excited to recently find the Pottery Barn Kids Classic Kitchen on Craigslist for an awesome price. It is such a great little kitchen set...solid wood, with light pink accents. It has a little stove with knobs that turn, etc., a little sink that holds water (yikes!), and the refrigerator has shelves to hold all the accessories! It is in perfect condition!!! I just couldn't make myself wait to give it to her, so we had Christmas in July! Payton has played, and played, and played with it already...and I just picked it up last night!
All the pots, pans, dishes, and play food came with it...all in perfect, new condition.
I just love Craigslist!!!

She loves to "stir"!

Apparently whatever she "cooked" was very tasty!

One happy little chef!

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Reason to Smile!

We do not every need to question whether this little girl is ALL GIRL!

Payton loves to wear any number of different headbands...this particular one has to be my favorite! It just cracks me up!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 4th Celebration!

We were invited to join friends for an evening of fireworks and ice cream...the true all-American treat! Payton absolutely LOVED the fireworks!

She didn't understand why she couldn't hold it! She kept trying to "catch" the sparkles!

A comfy seat on Nana's lap to enjoy the big fireworks!

Hope everyone had a great July 4th weekend!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hobe Sound Bible Church July 4th Community Day!

Our church hosted its second annual July 4th Community Day. We were out of town last year, but were happy to be part of it this year. There are several different bounce houses/slides, a petting zoo, pony rides, and lots of food...all for free, as a gift to our community. Such a great idea and lots of fun, too! Here are a few pictures from the day...
Robb and my dad ran the drink machines for a couple of hours, while my mom and I made many, many sno-cones over the course of about 2 hours!

Payton was MUCH more interested in her sno-cone than a photo op!

Getting a little hot and tired!

The little petting zoo was the perfect "first animal experience" for Payton! She was so funny...she was so serious about it...just trying to figure it all out, I guess! The poor duck in this picture had quite the exciting experience. Right after that little boy set the duck down, Payton decided to give it a try. She picked it up by its tail! Of course, the duck started flapping everywhere trying to get free, and Payton just stood there holding it! It was like she was so suprised that it was moving, that she couldn't let go! We were laughing so hard...her eyes got really big! Then, she just kind of threw it, suddenly, like she had finally processed that this thing was ALIVE!!! It was SO funny!!!

She liked petting this little goat, and called it a "doggy"!

Next was the bounce house...apparently daddies like this as much as little girls!

She loves to "bounce", so this big bounce house was like heaven to her!

Time for a ride! It was hard to get a good picture, but Payton loved this! She just kept grinning really was so cute!

Even though it was so, so hot, we had a great time. I'm looking forward to next year!