Sunday, August 30, 2009

More Hollywood Connection Pictures

While you guys are all off together partying tonight (sniff, sniff....) I thought I'd upload a few more pictures from our time together. Enjoy! (Sorry I got so many pictures of Jeff--he was just in front of my camera a lot!)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig

And this is what greeted us when we opened the garage door. Yep, we're back in North Carolina!

We love you all & miss you already!

Family Party at Laila's

Hey, everyone! I was talking with Laila, who doesn't have internet, and she wanted everyone to know what time to meet at her place for dinner tomorrow night (Sunday). Please come anytime after 5:30; dinner will be at 6-ish. I am making cowboy caviar and tortilla chips. Laila is baking potatoes and will have chili, sour cream, and cheese. Could someone volunteer for salad, dessert, and drinks?

Laila's address:

1544 W. 1300 S., Woods Cross, UT 84087

NB take 2600 S. exit past Salt Lake, go Left under freeway.
Immediate Right on 800 W.
Left on 1500 S.
Right on 1450 W.
1st Left on 1300 S.
look for the house at the end of the road, toward the back of the cul-de-sac, 1544 W.

SB take 500 S. exit, turn R. onto 500 S.
Left after gas station onto 700 W. This turns into 800 W.
Go Right on 1300 S.
Right on 1450 W.
1st Left on 1300 S.
look for the house at the end of the road, toward the back of the cul-de-sac, 1544 W.

Call for questions: 484-636-6687

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LOCH NESS and Hawaii?

FIRST OFF: so turns out you can see "Nessy" from google earth. Freaky eh? So.... who believes its an actual creature.

OK SO WE ARE COMING BACK TO UTAH. For several Days. Then looks like we are shipping off to either Iowa or Hawaii. I know I know, your all saying. IOWA!!!!! but that's where you were born, what a fantastic opportunity for you to touch base with your roots. You can see the room where you were birthed!!!! Also the long Iowa winter would be so good for sales!!! Blue surf, sunny year round 1.8 million population Hawaii BAHHHHH!, So we will be leaving to one of these 2 Places next Tuesday or Wednesday

WE WOULD LOVE TO GET together with everyone individually but instead anyone feel like hosting a family party? eh eh? I would but Were pretty much nomads at this point not even a rented appartment. WHOEVER hosts the family party gets to come visit us in HAWAII!!!!! we'll have a 2 bedroom appartment for you to crash in. Eh eh? LET US know,

WE will be there FRIDAY through TUESDAY of next week.

Love you all Jeremy and Maria.
-author jeremy

Reunion Pictures (pt. 2)

On Sunday morning we got up bright and early and headed into Salt Lake to see Music and the Spoken Word. Russ & I watched Andra's little boys so that they could go into the broadcast; we watched from a "family friendly" theater. But first I walked the boys around to wear them out a little before the broadcast. They were fascinated by the fountain.

I'm not sure how much good the walking around did; besides ensuring that a bunch of Conference Center volunteers fussed at me for walking around, the boys still only sat still for 15 minutes of the broadcast. I was exhausted by the end of the 30 minutes! Andra is definitely my new hero.

After the broadcast we went up on the roof. I've never seen 26 Watsons in an elevator before!
\The kids were fascinated to see that there were fountains on the roof.

After we had the tour our tour guide took a group picture for us.

Then we walked down to the reflecting pool on the plaza in front of the temple for more pictures.

What a beautiful morning!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Reunion Pictures (pt. 1)

Our family reunion in Park City this year was supposed to include watching this:

And doing this.

As you know, the morning that we were supposed to meet in Park City for a day of fun in the sun there was an obvious hiccup. Total pouring rain. And temperatures much colder than normal. We couldn't believe it--the Saturday before our big Watson reunion had been freezing cold, and now our day in Park City was obviously a no-go.

We frantically called back and forth trying to figure out what our best alternatives were. Museums, aquarium, praying for sunshine, etc. We finally decided on a place called Hollywood Connection Family Fun Center in Salt Lake. Because we had so many people we got a great group discount--unlimited passes for $9 each. (Which means we saved a lot of money from our Park City plan!)

We had a great day at Hollywood Connections. It was fun to see so many Watsons in the lines and on the rides.

The bumper cars were probably the best I've ever ridden on, and we had a great time bashing into each other!

We also enjoyed the ride on the Magic Bus.

But what's not to like about a ride that sounds like this?

There was a magician that performed throughout the day. Rachel was lucky enough to be chosen as his assistant, and he pulled lots of quarters out of her ears. She was pretty amazed, and a very cute assistant.

After the magic show we all went to ride the small roller coaster.

Then the little kids all took a few rides on the carousel.

Jason and Robby went and bought ice cream, and the cute little clerk must have thought they were cute too--because they got great big waffle cones for the single cone price! We thought that maybe there was a special going on, but no--when we went for ice cream we had to pay the regular price.

Here are Evan and Cole giving each other the eye.

The kids were excited that they could use their new roller blades in the skating rink.

I was pretty excited that they had socks for sale in the vending machines!

Later in the afternoon we all headed up to Park City and our hotel there. At one point there were only two people in the pool that weren't Watsons.

Here is Grant with his two younger girls, Scarlet and Lizzie. They have such beautiful eyes!

Here is our pool full of Watsons. Dad was one proud dad/grandpa sitting and watching this.