Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Farnsworth Ranch 4th of July Reunion

Every year that I can remember from my childhood until I became a teenager we spent the 4th of July (and the majority of the summer) at my families ranch in Pinedale. Its a very special place to me. Its full of my family history and many memories. Its even were Jace and I went on our honeymoon and every year on our anniversary. Nash's first trip ever was to the Cabin.

As our Gunnell extended family gets bigger and older, it gets much harder to get everyone together. My uncle Gary's kids (with the exception of 2) live across the country. My aunt Sally was still on her mission and most of her kids were waiting at home to go up to the cabin with her when she got back. But my whole family got up there (miracle!), and we had my aunt Joyce's girls and their kids, uncle Wain, and my cousin Natalie's family there this year.

So we had our traditional flag raising. The story of the flag is pretty great. My great uncle Alfred fought in WW2 as a pilot. During a training exercise in the middle of the war, the pilot he was training panicked and crashed the plane. He survived, but uncle Alfred did not. The flag we raise is the flag that was given to my great grandma when he died. We honor him and all those who have fought and sacrificed so much for our country and freedoms.

During the flag ceremony, uncle Wain who fought in Vietnam (and has a purple heart), talked about war and why their are soldiers. It was educational, and nice to hear his testimony of what they do. We then sung our family song of "Forever and Ever". I love my family.

I wish I had gotten more pictures---Nash had developed croup and I was busy entertaining him most of the time we were there. It also rained a bit every day (which was heaven!!) and so we werent out trecking around in the mud. Jane also spent the majority of her time playing with her cousins--which was so fun for her! (but i dont have a ton of pictures of her).

I love my family. and I love the ranch. Its so very special.

Melanie took these pictures. Samantha, Bailey, Brianna, and Jane. 
Julie did the girls hair for the 4th in stars! Cute.

Samantha and Nash. 1st time we've used the pack n play as a play pen. WHO KNEW!?


Our view from the front porch. The Rodeo fire took alot of our trees out, but its still beautiful!

Watching the rain.

Went in the rain--look he DOES have hair!

Sammi has more though!

Flag raising...and Jane jumping on the handprints of our family members.

Dad, Randy, and Jeff

Wain, Natalie and her boys: Matthew, Cade, Zach, and Josh

Joyce, Gevan, Bri, Lynlie, Bailey, and Jane

Julie and Tommy

JoyAnn, the Martinez boys, Jane, Mel and Sammi

Raising Alfred's flag.


Tommy, Bailey, Gevan, Lynlie

Julie, Brianna

Melanie, Jane, and Samantha

Jane and Nash watching Baby Signing Time

Nash and Jace! He finally made it up!

Nash and his Papa.

Handsome Boy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hunt Reunion 2015

This year we were able to not only attend my families 4th of July family reunion at the ranch, but also were able to go to the Hunt reunion in Utah for the first time in 4 years (i think...). It was pretty fun, because Nash is now super mobile and he wore shoes allowing him to go anywhere he wanted. It was pretty much heaven for him. Plus people brought puppies and dogs and their own little kids his age to play with (and steal toys from). Good times. 

I am very proud of Nash honestly. It was a 7 hour drive and he did better than I expected. He didnt sleep at all...because he's Nash. But he watched his baby signing time for almost half of the drive so it wasnt all bad. And while we were there he took lots of naps (super short naps, but lots of them) and he rolled with the punches for the most part. 

I love the extended Hunts so much and I was so happy to see them!! It makes me happy to be around family and feel like I belong. Here are a few pictures I took from that trip.



Alaric, Calvin, and Nash playing with blocks

Uncle Brian and Aunt Michelle

Jen and Calvin

Carissa and Levi

Chad, Elli, Aly, and puppy



Ed and Paxton

My handsome man

Ryker was being so photogenic

Brotherly Love. Corbin and Aly.

Jace and Levi

Matt, Logan, and Jace

4 generations of Hunt men. Grandpa, Papa, Jace, and Nash.

Ellie and Olive

Everyone gathered at the barn. 66 of us there?


I love this picture of Grandpa and Nash. (and Autumn in the back!)


Jen and Nash

Josh and Nash


Nana Kara and Nash

Nash and Katie

Calvin and Ken

Ken and Nash

Levi Dallin.

Nash, Aunt Lisa, Uncle Lyman, and Aunt Kim

Logan and Rosalice


Gracie and Nash

Papa Hunt and Nash

Nana, Calvin, and Nash

Ride 'em cowboy!



Uncle Phil

Aly and the dogs


Ryker man

Sammi and Addi

Aunt Tammie and Hayden

Tawny and Easton

Tiffany and Olive