Leavitt Family Reunion.

 
My Dad and his siblings, and their families. This isn't even close to all of us! Yeah, we have a huge huge family. Infact on this trip we learned that the Leavitt family has the most posterity in all of the LDS Church.
Earlier this month, even though I was super duper sick, I drove down to St. George for my family reunion. I figured even though I was feeling horrible, I had to go because St. George is so close to Salt Lake City, and I had family coming from Canada, Alaska, San Diego and many other places that were a lot more of a drive then what I would have to do. I also hadn't seen some of my extended family in forever! Everyone picked St. George because we have a lot of family history there. Which is funny that I ended up marrying someone from there. My great great great grandfather, and his family helped settle St. George Utah. Later he moved to Canada... which is where I was born and where the majority of my family is from. It is funny to think what would have happened if he hadn't moved to Canada. I probably would have been from St. George Utah. Who knows.... I could have met Trevor a lot earlier. We could have gone to the same school, and we probably would have had nothing to do with each other haha. We have talked about what it would have been like if we had ever met in high school. I don't think we would have been very interested in each other then.... but who knows?! Anyways, the reunion was a blast! I saw some family I hadn't seen in years. We did a lot of family history site seeing. It is pretty cool to be in a city that has so much of a connection to you and your family. I am talking houses, statues, the whole works. I get an excitement from doing family history and knowing my genealogy. This could be because I have a fascination with history, but I think it is so important for people to learn about their families and where they come from, and why they are where they are today. I am a firm believer in learning from the past and applying it to our future :)
Get ready for a picture overload post....
 
My brothers :) Just missing Alex.
 
 
 
 These geese were everywhere outside our hotel..... my brothers decided to attack them.
 
Then they attacked back. They covered the car in their poop!
The grand babies :)
My immediate family. Most of us anyways. We are missing some husbands, grand babies, and our brother Alex.
 
To the left is my Great Great Great Grandfather Thomas Rowell Leavitt. To the right is my Great Great Great Great Grandmother Sarah Studervant Leavitt. Sarah is posing next to her because she was named after her :) I think she nailed the pose.
 
Attacking Sarah with a snowball.
My cousin looks just like his relative Jacob Hamblin, don't you think? Creepy.
Ben being Ben, haha :)
 
Sisters :)
Beautiful place, with a beautiful family.

29 comments

  1. oh my goodness! what a beautiful family!!! you didn't look sick at all!

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  2. Family time is so awesome and it's so cool that you have such a large family that can all get together! NEat that you can trace your history back so far!

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  3. looks like tons of fun! i can totally relate to the huge family thing, my dad's side is gigantic. ha! but how lame is it of me to get really excited that you're the first Canadian born blogger i've found?! call me crazy but it's true :p

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  4. That's so awesome! I've never been to St. George but would love to visit!

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  5. STG born and raised. Best place on earth.

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  6. hahaha my husband and i talk about if we met each other earlier allll the time! he's three years older so by the time he was graduating i was this nerdy freshman with glasses and braces haha. yeah. that might not have worked out. also... we grew up in alaska, so that made me excited that you have family there:)

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  7. such great pics! and is it my imagination or did i spy a UF t-shirt in there??
    norma
    norma-inthisworld.blogspot.com

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  8. You look gorgeous as always even though you were SO sick!!
    I haven't been to those spots since my field trips in elementary school! That is something Eric and I will have to do when we're down visiting!

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  9. i loved this post about the family, so cutee! :)) x

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  10. It was a blast, short, but a blast and we made the best of the time we had. Who would have thought you'd marry someone from there? Crazy!

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  11. wow these are really great photos!

    It must be so amazing to be part of such a huge family!

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  12. I have determined I need to dress more fashionable to get more followers. I love your boots and your 800 something followers! haha

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  13. what! the jacob hamblin home is literally a block away from my house. seriously, i can see if from my drive way. how did i not know you were there!
    hope you had a wonderful time :)

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  14. i recognize a few faces...i'm pretty sure a few of them lived in magrath for a short time. oooh what a small world it is :)

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  15. Amazing how pretty you look when you aren't feeling well. I usually resemble some sort of monster!

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  16. i think big families are the best. i'm sure you agree. :)

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  17. Looks like you have an awesome family! Great photos.

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  18. Family reunions are always so much fun! I love all the photos.

    Audrey
    www.livingfoxy.com

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  19. I love the family resemblances, I totally agree that they look alike!

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  20. Peter graduated from High School in Magrath, what a small world indeed.

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  21. ah sorry you were so sick! no good~ you have a fabulous fam! family reunions are the best:) and that is so great about the geneaology--it's so interesting to learn about your ancestors!

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  22. I'm from Lethbridge...I wonder if we've ever met before?

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  23. Your family is so beautiful, Alicia! I love history so this would have been my kind of trip- I wish my family had the kind of history yours does!

    My husband and I feel the same way about how if we met in hs we wouldn't have dated- good thing we didnt;-)

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  24. you have a super cute family & i think that is really cool that they flew and drove from all over. in my family, reunions are a BIG deal. you plan your summer around when the reunion is going to be. We probably get about 150-ish people that come. & it's the grandparents, parents, kids (my generation), & now the great grandkids. it is a b.l.a.s.t.! glad you had fun & documented it all. :)

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  25. Indeed, what a beautiful family! I wish I could have big family reunions (my dad is one of ten kids) but we all live in different countries so it's not exactly feasible :(

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  26. you have a beautiful family! thank goodness for families... what would we do without them?

    and thank you so much for your sweet birthday comment on my 'quarter-century-crisis' post on my blog 'the fair peacock'. i am pretty new to this blogging world, but love meeting new friends and getting a glimpse into their fabulous lives through their blogs. yours is darling! i look forward to reading it now :)

    when is your birthday?

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  27. Your family is beautiful! I love how happy you look together!

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  28. Funny. I knew lots of Leavitts growing up in St.George! I'm sure you are all distantly related.

    Glad you had a splendid time. I miss home!

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  29. How do I found out who is in charge of the family reunions? Is there a website you can send me the link to. I am related to the Leavitt line and would love to connect :) Thanks, :) Shauna

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