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At the beginning of August we traveled with my whole family to Arizona to attend my crazy family reunion. There were literally 1,000 people in attendance, it was the biggest turn out we had ever had! My Great-Great-grandparents lived on 160 acres of land that eventually the government gave to them under the Homestead Act. Every two years we gather together to enjoy the evergreens, red dirt, camp fires, ghost stories,learn about our heritage, and get to know the other 900 people we've never met. I never realized how AWESOME it is that my g-g-grandparents had such an amazing vision of bringing their family together at such a beautiful place, its such a crazy legacy that they have built and provided for us! I feel completely blessed to be a part of such a huge family that believes in holding together!
In the following images you will notice a ton of DIRTY FACES! This is when you know your kid is having a good time at the reunion, when he is covered head to toe in red dirt! Hudson was definitely one of those dirty kids!
During the day the there was what was called "village time" where everyone could go around and learn about how things were done way back when... Here's hudson getting his face shaved at the barber shop.
Milking a cow!
Trying to catch a chicken!
Jill is probably going to hate me for posting the next two images, but I had to, they make me LOL!
Making a rope!
One of Hudson's favorite things to do at the reunion was to ride on the "train" someone had put together and hooked up to a golf cart.
Believe it or not, Hudson took this shot!
My favorite shot from this series, isn't this land beautiful?!
We hiked up Sierra Del Trigo, here's Kenny and Justin almost to the top!
Kenny and Jill's victory jump at the top!
On the ride home:
First Whammy: Happy 6 year anniversary to my life-long sweetheart, I can't believe how lucky I am to be married to the most amazing man alive! The past 6 years have been nothing short of happiness and excitement, here's to the rest of our forever Justin!!!! I love my Hudd!
Second Whammy: We found out on our anniversary, August 2nd, that we won the Blu Photographer of Year 2008-2009 award! WOW! (Imagine our jaws dropped to the floor!) We can't believe it! WAHOOOOO! When we found out about our nomination we were extremely honored and flattered to just be mentioned among the other talented photographers in running. We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that follows and supports our work, also to those who took the time to vote for us! This has been a fun ride and we loved every minute of it! We've read everyones' comments and feel a deep sense of gratitude for what has been said.
This photo was taken at my family reunion on our anniversary at the top of Sierra Trigo, I think it best fits how fun that day was! Yippee!