Every other year, Ty's family has a huge family reunion over Labor Day weekend.
There's about 100 people there from all over the country, and I really only know about 15 of their names...ok, maybe 18.
Anyway, here are some highlights from this year's reunion.
Canoe ride, courtesy of the Hubs. He didn't even make me row at all! (But complained the whole time about me not rowing...)
This was a huge hit on Saturday. After you climbed to the top, there was a zip line to ride. Did I attempt this? What do YOU think? Yeah, right. My sister-in-law did though...and may have made a fool out of herself in the process. Yet another reason to keep my feet planted firmly on the ground. :)
Every year there's an auction to offset some of the costs of lodging and food at the 3 day reunion. This is the item Ty bid on and won for himself. (Benjamin was the "founding member" of this family, so they call themselves the 'Tribe of Benjamin.') His plan is to hang this in the Man Cave.
Maybe not quite as cool, but this is the item I won in the auction.
The family hires these two amazing Amish cooks for the weekend, and they make some killer food for us. My favorite part of the weekend is always the homemade pretzels and cheese. I can't even describe how fantastic theses are. I think everyone gains the "Family Fifteen" during these reunions.
WHAT?! Is that my husband? In an apron? Washing the dishes?
Had to document this one for posterity. :)
Trying to do my best "not impressed" look like McKayla Maroney. Don't know what I'm talking about?
Must mean you didn't watch the Olympics. Go google it.
Am I allowed to have favorite family members from the Hub's side?
Ok, then I don't.
But IF I did...these guys would be it.
(Sister-in-law, brother-in-law, niece, husband, & nephew.)
Apparently, there was something in the family water last year, because this reunion had LOTS of new babies! This isn't even all of them!
And maybe I'm biased, but I think my niece might have been the cutest one there!
Look at those eyes!
Love baby Lydia!
Here's the official family photo of just our immediate family.
So that was Family Reunion 2012. And it was really only half of it.
I left early so I could come home and get some work done.
To sum up the reunion this year, I would say:
Lots of laughter,
Lots of food,
Lots of humidity,
Lots of games,
Lots of love.