S: Pugh Family Reunion 2011
BC: We had an awesome Pugh Family Reunion and can't wait until next time!!!
FC: Pugh Family Reunion July 2-7, 2011 | Nauvoo, Illinois
1: 70 | We drove through Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. | Are | we | there | yet?
2: Grandma and Grandpa Pugh
3: We all came to be because these two fell in love.
4: We visited the Webb Brothers' Blacksmith Shop were we learned how the early saints constructed wagon wheels. We all received our very own "prairie diamond" ring. | Browning Home and Gunsmith Shop
5: The Family Living Center was fun. We learned about spinning, weaving, candle making, baking bread in a brick oven, barrel making, pottery, and rope making. The kids helped make the rope and got to take some home. We all got to taste the bread. It was yummy. | We learned how the early saints made brick at the Brickyard. Each family was given a brick as a souvenir.
6: We enjoyed the Printing Office, Stoddard Tin Shop, Riser Boot Shop,
7: Brigham Young's Chair | Brigham Young's home, and the Post Office and Mercantile. | The container the mail was delivered in.
8: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | FOREVER
9: MAKING MEMORIES | Nauvoo Temple
11: We visited Carthage Jail and saw where Joseph and Hyrum Smith were martyred. We saw the bullet holes in the door and the window whereJoseph fell to his death. It was a spiritual experience.
12: Red rover red rover send... | Cousins | Cousins
13: It's the little things in life that matter. | Cousins | Cousins
14: Our family pushed and pulled three handcarts for a three mile Pioneer Trek. We had to maneuver through mud, over large tree roots, under fallen trees, and endure the heat and humidity. This experience gave us all a tiny glimpse of what the pioneers went through on their journey west. | BEFORE
15: Tanner was a great scout! | The biggest and the littlest.
17: AFTER | We survived the trek! We were wet, tired, and dirty but better for it. What a wonderful experience! | Time to clean the handcarts.
18: Climbing Bear | Whirly Gig | Stilts
19: Stick Pull | The kids had a fun time at Pioneer Pastimes. They played several games that the pioneers played back when they lived in Nauvoo.
20: We took a wagon ride through Historic Nauvoo and a carriage ride to Inspiration Point. | The Monument to Women Memorial Garden is just beautiful. The twelve life-size figures express the widely varied nature of women's vital roles in society.
21: Pretty Horsey
22: Just Plain Anna- Amanda | We were well entertained while in Nauvoo. In addition to the Nauvoo Pageant, we saw Rendezvous in old Nauvoo, Sunset by the Mississippi, High Hopes and River Boats, and the kids' favorite, Just Plain Anna-Amanda. They were all wonderful! | One of the lead actresses tried to talk to Natalie after the show.
23: In 2002, new headstones were placed on the graves of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith. | One large granite headstone marks the graves of Hyrum, Joseph, and Emma. | A gorgeous view of the Mississippi River from the cemetery. | Smith Family Cemetery
24: The Nauvoo Pageant
25: Our family thoroughly enjoyed the story of the early saints depicted in the Nauvoo Pageant. The talent was amazing!
26: All the adults attended a session in the temple together.
27: They were so excited to perform baptisms for the dead in the Nauvoo Temple.
28: We had so much fun just being together as a family! We loved, laughed, played, felt the spirit and enjoyed every minute!
29: Bywater House | Where all 21 of us stayed.