Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Family Reunion - Day 1

Greetings from Canton, South Dakota! Has anyone else noticed how many towns there are by the name of Canton? I know that there’s one in Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio, and South Dakota - of course. Any other Cantons out there?

We arrived tonight around 6:15 to a yummy dinner of salad and spaghetti. It was my grandparents’ night to cook. After dinner all the boys went downstairs to watch the Cardinals game and the girls went upstairs to watch the season finale of The Bachelorette. Not that I have ever watched that show ever once before in my entire life, but certain South Dakota cousins of mine are into it (and a certain contestant by the name of Kiptyn) so we all indulged. By the time the dramatic and tear-filled conclusion rolled around two hours later, the last of the families had arrived. We helped them unpack, had devotions and announcements, and have basically been visiting ever since.

Most people are off to bed now, actually. I’m sitting in the living room with a rotating fan and my uncle and two cousins playing chess. After posting this I plan to brush my teeth and make up my pallet in the girls’ room. And go running with cousins tomorrow morning.

Good night.

3 comments:

Anna said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I WISH I WERE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn said...

"devotions and announcements"?! your family is so organized in its reunions! ;) glad you're having fun!

Laurelin said...

Anna, I wish you'd been there, too!! We miss you terribly! But you were close in thought...and we talked about you a lot:P

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Family Reunion - Day 1

Greetings from Canton, South Dakota! Has anyone else noticed how many towns there are by the name of Canton? I know that there’s one in Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio, and South Dakota - of course. Any other Cantons out there?

We arrived tonight around 6:15 to a yummy dinner of salad and spaghetti. It was my grandparents’ night to cook. After dinner all the boys went downstairs to watch the Cardinals game and the girls went upstairs to watch the season finale of The Bachelorette. Not that I have ever watched that show ever once before in my entire life, but certain South Dakota cousins of mine are into it (and a certain contestant by the name of Kiptyn) so we all indulged. By the time the dramatic and tear-filled conclusion rolled around two hours later, the last of the families had arrived. We helped them unpack, had devotions and announcements, and have basically been visiting ever since.

Most people are off to bed now, actually. I’m sitting in the living room with a rotating fan and my uncle and two cousins playing chess. After posting this I plan to brush my teeth and make up my pallet in the girls’ room. And go running with cousins tomorrow morning.

Good night.

3 comments:

Anna said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I WISH I WERE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn said...

"devotions and announcements"?! your family is so organized in its reunions! ;) glad you're having fun!

Laurelin said...

Anna, I wish you'd been there, too!! We miss you terribly! But you were close in thought...and we talked about you a lot:P