Part of the family reunion was a car rally that Mitch’s uncle, Don, organized. It was a really great day; we saw the church Mitch’s great grandparent’s were married in, the church that his grandparent’s were married in, the home where the eight Stookey siblings grew up together, the farm that the Stookey kids worked at, some family grave sites, and much more. I had a fantastic time seeing the country side, small towns, and hearing all of the fantastic stories! Here are just a couple photos from that day.
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For our first day driving down to St. Louis, we left Saskatoon at 5:00 am. We crossed the border at Fortuna, North Dakota and there was only 1 other car there at the time, so no need for Nexus passes there. We stopped for lunch in Williston where it is practically California Gold Rush with all the oil, and there were tons of new “homes” sprawling out in every direction. We talked to a few guys in town who said some of the workers are “hot bunking”, where they share a bed with another person who has an opposite 12 hour shift, so while 1 guy is working, the other is sleeping in the bed. The town looked as though it was bursting at the seams with how many people were there. Finally, we checked into our hotel in Hill City, South Dakota 15 hours later and we finished off the night with a visit to Mount Rushmore.
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Luckily for us, my sister and her beautiful family were in town while we were in Saskatoon. We snapped some shots of them hanging around Pura Vida farm.
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As part of our road trip down to the Mid West, we stopped for a few days in Saskatoon at Mitch’s parent’s farm. We had some beautiful weather and skies, so we took a few shots of a truck ride through the fields. There’s also a picture of Mitch’s dad.
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Mitch and I are getting ready to make our way to the Stookey family reunion in Missouri. We are going to be driving; so I am gearing up for my longest road trip ever! I am really excited to meet some more people in Mitch’s family and see all of the lovely aunts, uncles, and cousins that I already know.
Thinking about going to the reunion made me think about last year’s Stookey reunion which was held in Vancouver to coincide with our wedding. Below are some photos taken last summer at our wedding rehearsal – it was a really incredible day!
I will post photos from our road trip soon!
– E + M
These are some photos from Ashley and Tim’s wedding reception! It was a great party with lots of crazy dancing!
Last weekend, we went to Saskatoon to visit Mitch’s family. Mitch’s sister Sarah, her husband Brent and their two gorgeous children were also visiting. It was our first time meeting Baby Ben who was just born a month ago, and so we were really excited to take photos of the little guy. Here they are!
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Today a bunch of family, including a few out-of-towners, got together at the Grandparent’s house for a lovely lunch. It was a beautiful day. Fun was had by all.
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