Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Family Reunion

This week is the family reunion. My family always refers to it as THE family reunion because there really isn't any other for us, at least at this level of reuniting. Every year my mom's side of the family - her family, her twin sister's family, the families of her two brothers (who are also twins), and her parents - manage to gather in one spot for about a week. That's five families and twenty-four grandchildren. And it never fails to be fun.



This year Anna can't come and the rest of us are quite disappointed. Cousins missing a reunion here and there is nothing terribly new, at least since we all started going to college and getting jobs. I almost wasn't able to go this year due to a teacher's conference back in Maryland. That fell through due to under-registration and so I'm going after all! In the spirit of thankfulness (and of blogging more often) I am going to write every day of this week to share some of the more interesting goings-on.



This afternoon we'll set out on the eighteen-hour journey to South Dakota where everyone's gathering this year. Our cousins who live in town here have already left. We all were at a friend's wedding last night and they decided to leave after that and drive through the night. My dad couldn't miss two Sundays of church so we had to wait until this afternoon. We'll stop in St. Louis tonight and proceed on tomorrow morning. For some reason my parents weren't into the drive-through-the-night idea.



And sometime this week I'll write about Flaab.com, too.



Let me know if there are any other requests.

2 comments:

Lynn said...

yay have fun! think of me while you're in MO; I'm in Branson! ;)

angelina said...

YES! My mom and are doing the half marathon on the space coast (so it's in FL)...but we could do one near maryland and I could see everyone! We should keep an eye out...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Family Reunion

This week is the family reunion. My family always refers to it as THE family reunion because there really isn't any other for us, at least at this level of reuniting. Every year my mom's side of the family - her family, her twin sister's family, the families of her two brothers (who are also twins), and her parents - manage to gather in one spot for about a week. That's five families and twenty-four grandchildren. And it never fails to be fun.



This year Anna can't come and the rest of us are quite disappointed. Cousins missing a reunion here and there is nothing terribly new, at least since we all started going to college and getting jobs. I almost wasn't able to go this year due to a teacher's conference back in Maryland. That fell through due to under-registration and so I'm going after all! In the spirit of thankfulness (and of blogging more often) I am going to write every day of this week to share some of the more interesting goings-on.



This afternoon we'll set out on the eighteen-hour journey to South Dakota where everyone's gathering this year. Our cousins who live in town here have already left. We all were at a friend's wedding last night and they decided to leave after that and drive through the night. My dad couldn't miss two Sundays of church so we had to wait until this afternoon. We'll stop in St. Louis tonight and proceed on tomorrow morning. For some reason my parents weren't into the drive-through-the-night idea.



And sometime this week I'll write about Flaab.com, too.



Let me know if there are any other requests.

2 comments:

Lynn said...

yay have fun! think of me while you're in MO; I'm in Branson! ;)

angelina said...

YES! My mom and are doing the half marathon on the space coast (so it's in FL)...but we could do one near maryland and I could see everyone! We should keep an eye out...