Saturday, July 4, 2009

Telford Family Reunion Days 3 & 4

We had such an amazing time on the family vacation this year. We went to Stanley, Idaho and stayed at Desaree's (Aaron's wife) family ranch. It was perfect. There were so many activities for all of the cousins. Brent and I and our kids look forward to this week all year long. It is so much fun to be with family and all the cousins. My kids love camping and being able to be outdoors. The only downside was Jessie got VERY VERY sick. On the 3rd day she started to get a fever and it just got higher and higher. She didn't have any other symptons. She just layed there feeling crummy while we tried everything to keep her fever down. When we got back to Nevada we took her to the Dr. and she had a severe bladder infection. Poor thing. Even after she got on antiobotics it was still 2 more days before her fever left. One night it got to 106 degrees. It was very scary! She is all better now and I'm really thankful that Brent was able to give her a blessing with my dad and some of my brothers. We can't wait until next years vacation. It is mine and Brent's turn to be in charge again and I'm already planning!

The days are in the wrong order but they just upload that way and it takes me too long to change them.

My brother Aaron got to baptize Kegan on the vacation on the 4th of July. It is a family tradition of Des's family to have them baptized in the river. It was such a neat experience and I'm so glad we got to be a part of it. We love you Kegan!Braden and Justin at the baptism.
We went to Redfish Lake on the 4th in the early afternoon before the baptism. Jessie was not doing well at all. She got up to take the picture but layed on a towel the rest of the time. Poor thing. We could not figure out what was wrong.
I sure love these four patriotic kidos.
Brookie and Ashley on the boat.
Brooke caught this huge butterfly with a net and then held it on her hand. It just sat there.
Justin, Jaci, and Braden playing at the lake.
There was a bike parade on the 4th in Stanley. It was the shortest parade ever. It consisted of 1 block. It was perfect for the kids. I think they spent about 10x decorating their bikes as they did in the actual parade. Brookie with her red/white/blue decorated bike for the bike parade.
Brookie and Braden at the bike parade. I stayed at the ranch with Jessie. We had her in a bath trying to get her fever down some. Brent took the kids to the bike parade. Thanks Aunt Mijken for the pictures.
Red/White/Blue popcycles after the parade. Claire, Brooke, Braden, Emma, Ashley
Kaylee Nicole back at the ranch after the bike parade. (And Justin)
Fireworks. Braden with a sparker. There were TONS of sparklers. The kids got to light sparkler after sparkler after sparkler.
Brookie. After the sparklers we sat on the huge lawn and watched the fireworks. It was so much fun. We packed up and drove to my parents house after the fireworks. Jessie was very sick and we couldn't get her fever to go below 102 even with Motrin and Tylenol it would spike to around 104 every few hours.

DAY 3Braden's roasted marshmellow!
That is ALOT of cousins on one 4-wheeler. Everytime a 4-wheeler would start it would be mobbed by little kids. Uncle Tyler was such a good sport.
We drove to a ghost town near Stanley called Custer. It was an old mining town. On the way home we got a flat tire. How many Telford's does it take to help Brent change our flat tire?
Kaden and Braden sleeping on the way to the ghost town.
Jessie in the old school house. This is the day she started to get really sick. She actually looks really good here. She was starting to battle her high fever.
Panning for gold. From left Ryan, Jared, Desaree, Kegan, Cody, Jessie and Brent.
Sydney, Jaci, and Brookie panning for gold.
Most of the time we spent just hanging out at the ranch. There was so much for everyone to do. Ryan showing Brent how to whittle a whistle. Brent got pretty good at it.
I know, there is no end to his talents!
Tayson pushing Kaylee Nicole...he is only 2 months older than her!
Braden playing in a little pond.
Aunt Jenna...I think she could totally handle twins!
Brookie and Jenicah (Des's sister)
Jessie and Jenicah
Braden and Jenicah
The ranch was so beautiful (so was Kaylee Nicole).
Jessie and Alaina sleeping in. They stayed up way to late, they needed the rest.


  1. April, it was so so fun to read your blog and see your pics! What a fun reunion you guys had! It was fun to see how everyone has changed and how many grandkids there are! What a great family you have. Love, Amy

  2. oh my gosh.. your family reunion looks amazing! So many people, so much fun! I love the guys racing to the top of the hill, and the hoedown throw, how many peeps did it take to change your tire? Too funny.

    Poor Jessie!!!

  3. April, you got so many cute pictures from the vacation. I didn't hardly get any, I don't know why. I loved looking at these. Good work!