I want to share with you all the fun we had at our recent family reunion held here in the great city of Denver, CO. I shall do this one day at a time so you get the full effect. It was the first official reunion my siblings have had and, if I may be so bold, it won't be the last. Sure we have the big reoon every other year with all my dad's siblings' families, but there is something special about just being with your own brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews.
We laughed. We teased. We made memories. We bonded. Plain & simple.
First of all, when scheduling this reunion (I was the host, btw), I didn't even THINK to check my kids' school schedule. "There is no WAY my kids start school as early as August 5th," I thought to myself. "NO. WAY." So we scheduled the reunion to be from Aug. 5-8th. At some point I find myself looking at the school schedge and whaddayaknow? My kids start school on August 5th. Freakin A. Luckily everyone was driving in on the 5th and would be arriving around dinner time. So the boys got up and had a full day of school that day. They had half days the rest of the week so they could be involved in most of the family reunion activities.
Here are the two yahoos on their first days of 4th and 2nd grade. I think TBone's "2 Cool 4 School" tshirt was a nice touch. His teacher needs to know what she's in for early on. Foreshadowing, if you will. It's a classic literary device.
Everyone then arrived just before dinner time and the partying began. On the agenda for Day One?
2) Hang Out With Cousins
3) Celebrate the fact that August 5th is Dave & Tonya's 20th Wedding Anniversary!
4) Get everyone settled in rooms/hotels.
So yeah, Day One went down in the record books as a success. Never before had a family been so well fed, hung out with cousins so much or celebrated an anniversary so much (that literally might have been the yummiest cake I've ever eaten).
You guessed it. Day Two.