The McBride's

The McBride's

Thursday, August 12, 2010


A big reason I wanted to go to AZ over the summer was my dad's family reunion. Every year they do a huge reunion for my dad's mom's side. It is HUGE! My grandma has 10 brothers and sisters and they have been doing this reunion since long before I was even alive. I have so many great memories from this reunion and I was excited to get to take the girls again. We went 2 years ago and Alexis LOVED everything about it. It's down in south/eastern AZ and we all camp on some of my great Uncle's land. They have it all set up with RV hook ups, bathrooms, and even showers. I loved getting to see all my cousins and second cousins and it was so great to spend time with so many relatives. I hope my kids are able to take their kids to the Richins Reunion one day!!
On the hay ride with my dad and his wife. The great uncle that usually does this passed away this year and I was so happy they continued the tradition. He is very missed.

Ryan with Josh. This is my cousins new husband and Ryan LOVED him! She even got off my lap to go sit with him! :)

(Out of order...) After the pinata with their candy. This is a new favorite picture of mine!

SInging songs during the payday hike.
Lexi's loot from the hike.

Ryan and Tommy. They are second cousins. I loved that they were holding hands!:)

Ryan did not want to do the pinata even with mommy trying to help...

Lexi was all about it!

Ryan was also not a fan of the horsey ride. She is only on it b/c I made her for a pic and as you can see I couldn't even get her to smile. She really did have fun but she was content to sit by me and play in the dirt the whole time.

Lexi, on the other hand, would get off just to go back in line again. I swear she must have gone on it 50 times in 3 and a half days!!

Ryan with one of my fave cousins Myndee! :)

Tire swing!
This isn't even all the kids that were there not to mention how many couldn't make it this year!

Fishing off the bridge. This bridge goes through the middle of camp with the creek that is usually totally dry. I have NEVER seen it run inmy 20 years of coming to the reunion. This year therewas a flash flood and water ran through it and it came FAST! It was cool to see and a little scary. Luckily, everyone was fine and it only ran for 1 day.

More loot.


Cristine said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!

The Grows said...

I am seriously loving all these post. You have posted so many since you got back. When I am looking at them I feel like I have gone on a little of the trip with you. To bad I could really have been there.