Sunday, June 28, 2009

Reunion 2009

The Mandarin 10th Ward reunion kicked off on Wednesday (6/24) evening. The first families to arrive were Ryan Lowe's family and Missy Lowe Gilbert's family. We met up at their hotel and went to dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse. It was great to kind of ease into the reunion. Thursday we would really get things rolling.

Thursday morning dawned HOT and sunny. The Lowes, Gilberts, Jon and I were off to visit St. Augustine. We met up with Steve Haddock and his family at the Fort. We spent most of the day together. After we enjoyed the Fort, we had some lunch in the historic part of St. Augustine. After lunch everyone split up for a few hours of family fun on their own.

Thursday night brought our kick-off picnic in the park. We met at the Julington Creek Plantation Park at 6:00pm. Everyone brought their own picnic food. The kids played on the play equipment and all the adults got reacquainted and visited. It was such a great time. We left at around 9:00pm for some rest; because Friday we were headed for the beach.

Friday at 10am we gathered at the church building to caravan to Mickler's Landing. We drove out and unpacked tons of beach gear. We spent several hours in the sun, sand and surf. Everyone headed home mid-afternoon to rest up for the adults only dinner that evening.

Friday night we all had dinner at The Tree Steak House. It was adults only and we had a Marvelous time. We had the opportunity to talk and visit without any interruptions. The service was good and the food was tasty.

Saturday morning everyone was up early for 9:00am basketball at the church. The guys had a great time playing. The girls (as always) watched from the sidelines. The kids came and enjoyed running and playing with each other.

Saturday afternoon the girls got together for a ladies lunch. We ate the Beach Diner. We had fun sitting and talking without the husbands.
Saturday was the BIG finale. We went to Dave and Busters. It was loads of fun for everyone. The kids were entertained with lots of games and the parents got to spend one last night visiting with each other.

We had sooooo much fun that we are already planning to do it again in 3 years. So, everyone go ahead and mark your calendars. We WILL be getting together for another Mandarin 10th Ward Youth Reunion in June 2012. Many of us discussed it and we think we want to cruise for the next reunion. So, start saving now... don't make any big vacation plans for the summer of 2012 because we want to see EVERYONE then! I will start working on the details next spring and I will be in touch! Until then... send me any updated family information, pictures or exciting news for the 10th Ward Blog. I will keep it updated with all info I receive. I love you all and I can't wait until we are together again!

Kim Hillard Brody

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Reunion Reminder

Don't forget... our 10th ward reunion is scheduled for Thursday, June 25th - Sunday, June 28th. At this point, I am trying to come up with a plan for the weekend. I know people will be coming in on Thursday and maybe some on Friday. I also know that some people have got a high school reunion that weekend in Jacksonville. If you have any ideas for fun things we could do while everyone is together I would love to hear about them. I also would love to start getting a count of how many people/families are planning to be here for the reunion. I am really hoping that everyone can make it. Please email me at and R.S.V.P. as soon as possible. I am also going to work on getting a list of near-by hotels for anyone that needs that information. Also, remember that there are several people/families that reside in Jacksonville. You can always stay with friends to conserve on cash flow. If you haven't already got this weekend marked on your calendar; PLEASE mark it now and plan to be here!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Here are a few more Back to School Pics for you to enjoy...

Isaiah Haddock (Steve and Kiere Haddock's oldest son) starting the 2nd Grade.

Cody Sheider (Charlotte Brasiel Sheider and Jason Sheider's son) starting the 3rd Grade.

Avery Sheider (Charlotte Brasiel Sheider and Jason Sheider's daughter) on her first day of Pre-School.

Ben Meyer (Susan Rogers Meyer and Rick Meyer's Oldest child) starting Pre-school.

Steve Haddock's Family

Steve and Kiera live in Utah with their 3 children. Isaiah is 7, Matias is 4 and Sophia is 3. Steve works for Simtek Fencing and Kiera is a stay-at-home mom and also is an extremely talented photographer. She does quite a bit of work on the side. Isaiah just started 2nd grade and Matias and Sophia keep Kiera busy at home. If you would like to contact Steve and Kiera; Steve's email address is: They would enjoy hearing from you all.

Susan (Rogers) Meyer's Family

Susan and her husband Rick have two children, Olivia 2 and Ben 4. They are doing great living in Atlanta, GA. Rick is a banker and Susan is a stay-at-home mom. Ben spends his time playing soccer, t-ball or any other sport. Olivia is 100% girl and enjoys her shoes, purses and baby dolls. If anyone is ever in Atlanta they would love to see you and/or hear from you. Their email address is :

(FYI - there is an _ between rick and susan's name in thier email address)

James Hudgins' Family

James and his family live in Utah and love it except for the mountain snow they got last Monday! All of James and Jenn's kids are in school. Brianne, 14, is in the 9th grade; Austin , 12, is in the 7th; Lauren, 9, is in 4th; and Morgan, 5, is in kindergarten. James works for a pharmaceutical company and Jenn is a stay at home mom. James and the crew are hoping to make it back to Jax in October and would love to see everyone. If you would like to contact James and his family; you can email him at

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Back to School Pictures

It is that time of year when everyone is heading back to school! If you have pictures of your kids starting school this year we would love to see them. I love looking at the pictures that are taken on the first day, when everyone is a little nervous and a lot excited! So, how 'bout it? Email me your kids first day pictures and I will post them on the blog; then everyone can see those beautiful smiling faces as they head off for a new year. Also, be sure to include what grade your kids are going into so I can put that info. on as well. Good Luck kids! Have an AWESOME year!

I was able to "borrow" a couple of back to school pics off my two Best Friends blogs. I am sure they don't mind me getting this back to school picture post started with their beautiful kids.

This picture is of Ryan and Nichole Lowe's son Tyler. Tyler is one of the "Coolest" kids I have ever met! He started 2nd grade a couple of weeks ago and I know he is loving it.

Next, is Todd and Nicol (Lewis) Leckie's oldest child, Amara. Amara is also starting the 2nd grade this year, and she too is one "cool" kid. As last reported by Nicol, she loves her class and her teachers. I am sure Amara is going to have a great year!

So now, go ahead and take a minute or two and send me that email with the kids pictures attached. And as always, if I don't have your family picture yet; send it too! My email address is: