Sunday, July 06, 2014

Johnson Reunion {fourth of July}

We drove all the way to Oregon, my Dad's territory!  He has the most beautiful view from his home on the Mountain.  We got to stay the night at his place before we all headed to Whisper Canyon Ranch in Lake Selmac.  It was so fun to see his handmade "bridal veil falls" in his backyard.  The kids loved his view and shot golf ball off the mountain. ha!  

We all put on our Johnson family reunion shirts and did some morning Yoga while 
we enjoyed our view.  

We spent the fourth of July going through the Redwoods of California 
{super close to the Oregon coast} and then off to the Coast.  
It was a perfect and beautiful day to be so adventurous with so many people.  We were surprised that it wasn't crowded at all, perfect for us!   Grandpa told us lots of information and trivia!
Kids had a blast climbing up the huge Redwood trees and of course doing handstands/headstands!   The coast was gorgeous too, and the kids jumped in the ocean and swam for a bit.  After the Redwoods we went to a delicious pizza place and then off to the Coast.

****  The Redwoods****

The Oregon coast...

***The Rogue River***

possibly my favorite day and adventure... Something i have always wanted my kids to do
with my Dad, before he got too tired and old.  He knows this river so well, and i love that he took 
us all down together to have such an awesome experience.  Even Ivy went!
This was bucket list stuff for me!

Boston with all the crazy teenagers! good luck uncle Steve!

olivia apparently felt more safe in grandpa's raft. ha! {behind charlee}

Hayes and Ivy were with us and in this picture hayes got bucked off his seat to the 
floor, and so did pregnant Jacquie! 

***Whisper Canyon Ranch***

This place was so much fun, so beautiful and very peaceful...
horses, bunnies {brand new bunnies}, volleyball, horseshoes, etc... the kids had a blast.  The cabins
were so nice, with guest cabins, and master suites. Nice job dad and madge!
never a dull moment and many volleyball tournaments were played. 

2 week old bunnies...

Cousins are awesome!!!  

Ivy with her cousins! ha!  She's the youngest of the Johnson cousins so 
her bff's are the great grandkids!

The Whole gang...
i love this family like crazy.

cousins holding up their number order in the Johnson family...

My awesome brothers and sisters, I'm a very lucky little sister.  
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