Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pioneers and Coconuts

If you live outside of Utah, you really have to make an effort to celebrate Pioneer Day. There isn't a day off of work, a parade, or fireworks. I actually forgot yesterday was Pioneer Day until my grandma called me and told me about the BBQ they were having with my brother and his family. I suppose there are a couple of perks of living in Utah. :)

Every year our stake throws a Pioneer Day BBQ. This year there was lots of food and games for the kids. Like a ring toss. Unless you're two, then it's "put the ring over the horse's head".

"Coo Gow" (Cool Girl)

We're lucky to have a Samoan ward in our stake, so every stake activity has some island flavor. Pioneer Day shouldn't be complete without cutting coconuts with gigantic scary knives and drinking some hot coconut rice drink stuff. (kind of strange)

After they whacked open some coconuts, one of the Samoan missionaries straddled a wooden bench with a long, metal thing on the end and scraped out the flesh from inside.

Oh, and I finally got a decent family picture of us. The girls were tired, but at least we were all looking at the camera at the same time.


Sare said...

This is almost the same as my post, that I haven't done yet, only pictures are my family, of course, and my children are not looking at the camera (of course).

Aleisha Z. Coleman said...

cute family pic! even though i don't comment very often your blog is fun to read!

Danica said...

Ok, I have to confess. When I saw the title to this blog, I thought to myself..."Hmmm, don't remember the part where Brigham Young said "This is the place! A round of virgin pina-coladas for everyone!"". I guess living in a state where no one even knows that July 24th is a holiday can take toll on the brain. :)