We had been talking this get-together for more than 2 years, See, I have these two sisters who are married and live far far away from us, so we only see them every two to three years give or take. So when Mom and Dad had their 33rd wedding anniversary, we decided that for their 35th, we surprise them and get all the kids together at the same time. This was an exciting notion since the whole family hadn't been together for like, a decade. Of course, for the first year and a half, the visit was something far off and yo didn't think much about it. Than August rolled around and suddenly the visit was in our immediate future. Keeping the secret wasn't so easy anymore. When Mom and Dad would say "We're gonna do so-and-so next week" You would catch yourself saying 'but the - yeah, that's sounds fine." I thought I'd go mad. In the end though, the surprise was well worth it.
so I can't rant and rave about EVERYTHING that went on during that week, because other sisters want to post too, but lets just say
Seriously, it was the PERFECT WEEK. And there was a total cuteness overload. So many wee ones!!!!
eating delicious hot S'moes wasn't even the best of it. We hiked
and swamand played volleyball, and went to the park and played lots of fun rambunctious games
I have the best brother-in-law ever :)
We danced and danced, and danced and danced.
Thank you Dan, for teaching me. You are epicness! And dancing is soooo much fun :D
and erm, we had way too much fun with food.
FOOD IS THE BEST!!!!!!
We also got family pictures taken. This was the best of all of it really. The last family picture we got is a bit rubbish, not only was it taken 9 years ago, but all the people near the bottom have their chins cut off. Which sucks. Anyway, the guy that took our pictures was brilliant. He was so nice and flexible and I really liked him. He got pictures of each family, than just the grand kids, and than a group shot. As a final we even got a picture of my Mom and Dad, which is amazing since I can't remember the last time they had a picture professionally. It was loads of fun.
Also, I have the best brother-in-law's ever. Look what they would do!
They are the best ever!! And want to know the crowning moment? One of my sisters was going to leave Friday morning, three days before the other, and her husband is so epic he let her stay a whole day more, even though he still had to work on Monday. one word?
We all ran and hugged him cause he was that amazing. *Sigh*
All in all we had a magical week, God was very good to us. Of course, I wish it had been a magical two weeks, but at least it happened right? I wish it hadn't gone by so fast, and I wish hello's didn't always have to have a goodbye after them. saying goodbye is no fun.
Yeah well, endings still suck. I hate saying goodbye, its is really, really hard. I was able to keep myself together through the hugging and the waving and the 'Bye!! Bye!! We'll miss you!" but the day after everyone left I went about feeling depressed and empty. and then it hit me. THEY'RE GONE!! :'(
Soo.... that's why I didn't post for so long. I was having way too much fun with my awesome family to bother with blogging. But now I hope to be around more often. And now I must go, because I have spent waaay too much time on my computer as I had far too many pictures to choose from.
Good- No. See you soon!!