Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Reunion 2016!

The real reason we traveled to California was for Dan's family reunion.  They have  had reunions in 2000, 2008 and now, 2016. For the previous two reunions we all stayed at one or two houses, but the family is too big now! There are 49 of us and 48 attended. So each of the original five children stayed in a home or hotel room for just their family and we all got together in the afternoon/evenings.

Dan wanted to be in the area for a full week, so we rented our house from Sunday to Sunday.

On Monday morning we took the girls to the beach.  Mia boogey boarded for hours and Anna waded in the water and played in the sand. They loved it! Dan and I are not really beach people but it was fun.

The next night Joey and Brittany and family arrived! And then Becky and Arek and the boys!

We all went to Sea World the next morning. 

These girls have so much fun together!

Maks and Ben are beginning to become buddies!

Beth, Greg and Paige arrived at the house while we were gone! We all met at Maureen's house with about half of the other reunionites!

We were grateful Maureen had a neighborhood park a few houses over.

The next day the guys went golfing. For dinner, 47 of us met at Shelia and Ernie's rental. I took a few cameos.

They had a big yoga room in the house for the kids to play in but mostly the kids all played outside.

On Friday it was the girls turn to go out,  sans children.  We went to a vegan eatery for lunch. No sausages in sight! And then to the nail place for pedicures.

On the final day, we all met a the clubhouse to have dinner with Grossie and swim! I was also able to get a few grandkiddo pictures.

Grossie was surprisingly on top of things that day. She knew many of the people and was happy the whole time. What a blessing!

The reunion was another success! This time we passed the planning baton on to the next generation. We will see what happens in 2024!

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