Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Reunion Round Up

We spent the weekend in Tucson with my family celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We actually had a really good time. We rented a house, and my parents and my sister Desiree and her family all stayed with us. That meant that we got to have quality time with all of them, there was lots of late night chatting and too little sleep. With all those people there Dagny and Dane got a little taste of what it's like in a big family - like waiting in line for the bathroom. The reunion itself was great. We haven't all been together in 5 years, so it was pretty amazing to see everyone in the same place. I had absolutely no responsibilities at this reunion, all I had to do was show up. My oldest sister (Hi, Sabrina) took care of everything. I got to participate in all the activities and then just hang out and talk. There is a great deal of organization that goes into a gathering like this, I appreciated all the hard work that went on behind the scenes. We really had fun, we laughed a lot, ate some really good food, and were reminded that our family is a lot bigger than just the 4 of us.

my parents

playing games

Desiree teaching everyone to swing dance

at the world famous caverns with Desiree's family

a great deal of singing talent all in one place


  1. It was a lot of hard work, but it was all worth the effort. I enjoyed seeing the family together again and I know it meant alot to Mom and Dad.
    I can't believe how fast time flies and how much everyone's children have grown. I really enjoyed watching everyone share their talents, especially Dagny and her dancing. Hopefully we will see each other again soon, like Thanksgiving maybe. :)

  2. I had a great time hanging out and playing games with all the nieces and nephews. Unfortunately my sore feet are still hurting days later. Getting too old to keep up with the youngsters I guess ...

  3. The Kartchner caves were amazing! I would recommended seeing them if you are visiting Tucson. The kids and I really enjoyed it and learned a lot about caves.

  4. Those are some nice pictures! Maybe you can email me some for our records and scrapbooks! Again, it was so great to see you and everyone else. It was strange to be at a reunion as one of the parents of kids...everyone has grown up so much! But it is exciting to see a new generation coming to join the existing ones. Thanks for the memories!