|we colored coded the families for fun.|
we've been planning this reunion since january, coming up with ideas, themes and menus. my family and my aunt's family met once a month to discuss and plan. and then the day finally came.
|made cousin designed the logo for this year.|
we ate pizza, chicken, salad, fruit. we hugged and laughed and celebrated the beginning of a wonderful weekend.
one of the things we wanted to focus on this weekend was the story of our family. my generation has heard stories about our grandparents, aunts and uncles but we wanted to highlight those stories. my dad and 2 of his sisters took turns storytelling.
then the party continued at my brother and sister-in-law's house for music, snacks and beer pong? yes, we lived a little of our college days (not that i did that in college) around the table with beer, ping pong balls and lots of laughter.
|our dj's for the night.|
sunday we went to church and got a special blessing from the priest.
i loved catching up with everyone and spending the weekend engrossed in family and stories and laughter. it was a lot of work to prepare for but we didn't want it to end.