Over the 4th of July weekend we were able to attend the Ellis/Lowe Family Reunion at Granddad's in Colville, WA (about an hour away from Spokane, right outside the Canadian border) for 5 days! Jason's parents gave everyone in the family money towards the trip as our X-mas gift and boy, did that help out! It costs a small fortune for a family of 4 to fly across country over the 4th! THANK YOU GUYS!!! We're so glad Jason was able to get the time off after starting his new job here at PI cause we had a blast! The kids really had fun being able to run all over the property! Pat and Granddad own llamas and Ava LOVED them (ok, so did I....."thaaaaaaaat's a good boy") Pat also has a barn full of cats ("the cat house") and Ava was in heaven there too! She better be a vet when she grows up! LOL The kids also fished, played tag, hide and seek, volleyball, played in the creek, painted bird houses (which Granddad put up all over the farm), went shooting and rode 4 wheelers (the favorite). A couple nights we sat around the fire pit making s'mores and just laughing..............always lots of laughing! Pat, Toni and I made each kid a scrapbook and printed off pics from the week as a fun parting gift. We ate a lot of food and had a cake that read "The 2010 Lowe/Ellis FREAKIN Family Reunion" Jeni made shirts and we took a huge fam pic which still didn't include EVERYONE! We all really had a great time and it was so good to ALL be together for once! It's so hard to be spread out all over the country like we are! Times just aren't what they used to be. Thanks Jen for planning a wonderful reunion and thank Granddad and Pat for having ALL us CRAZIES there for 5 long days! LOVE YOU!
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