Sunday, 4 August 2013

More Reunion Madness

My mother accomplished the amazing feat of getting us all in a photo despite much moaning and groaning and throwing up.  It wasn't the all matching shirts super cute photo that we wanted, but we're all there. Which is pretty good considering how many people were sick and throwing up.

Here's a few of the sickos.  And yes, my family is guilty of bringing the bug.  Nicolas was sick and throwing up on Sunday, but by Monday evening nobody else had got it and we thought we were safe.  And then Sebastian threw up around midnight, and then Isabel and then Sebastian again, and then 3 or 4 in other families started, and then Sebastian again, all before 4 in the morning.  By the next afternoon, people were down and out everywhere.  It wasn't pretty or pleasant and required a lot of trips to the laundromat because the amount of clothes and sleeping bags covered in gunk was overwhelming the reunion center's one washing machine.

 Katelyn, Danica, Ana and Megan the four oldest girls.
 And Myles, the oldest grandson.
 Here's the reunion center we were at in St. Anthony's near Rexburg, Idaho.  We loved it so much that we voted to always have our reunions there.
 We had a beautiful view of the back of the Tetons.
Here's all the crazy kids that are within 1 and 1/2 years of each other in age.  Ruth, Jack, Devaney, Sebastian, Orrin, Harriet and Karlee.  That's 7 out of 9 siblings who all had a baby that year and a little bit.  Crazy.  

 I think these games were the first day when everyone was still feeling okay.  I don't remember exactly.

 I love how my mom and dad joined in this race!

 And this was the night disaster struck, luckily most of the kids had been moved out of the fort before the any of them threw up.  That many kids together don't go to sleep, ever.
And here's just a shot of the bunkhouse room. I thought it was so cool.  I thought the whole reunion center was awesome.  We had a great time!
 There was a gym room too.  Kayli and Brett and Andrea and Tim had an awesome time in there,(apparently).
Meanwhile the rest of the adults (this was after most of the kids were asleep) were in an intense game of around the table ping pong match.  It is endlessly amusing watching people try to serve a pingpong to themselves and make it around the table to hit is back.  Hee. Hee.  Anyway, I'm going to try to post some of the karaoke contest this week.  We'll see.  

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