• Cousin bonding time: Hallie was in heaven at the thought of getting to spend a whole week with cousins. After the first day of being in her camp we had this conversation:
Kara: So what else did you do that was fun?
Hallie: Well, Knox’s friend went down the big slide at the pool.
Kara: Who’s Knox’s friend?
Hallie: Not his friend, Knox’s cousin when down the slide.
Kara: Knox’s cousin? (confused)
Kara: You mean Micah?
Hallie: Yea, his name is Micah – how did you know that?
Kara: Because Micah is Knox’s cousin. And because we’re at a family reunion, if someone is Knox’s cousin, they’re also your cousin.
Hallie: Micah’s my cousin? (shocked)
Sometimes we get a little confused as to who we’re related to, I don’t blame her, that’s a lot of people to remember!!
• Aspen Follies: This event allows families to compete against other families. I already made it very clear that we are a competitive family and there was no way we were going to lose to another family. We strategized and thought through every event. And it all paid off. We walked away with a first place paper certificate in the Aspen Follies.
• Birthday Celebration: We celebrated Steve’s mom birthday while we were there. His family arranged for a really special night complete with a video tribute from each family as well as a printed book that we all contributed to. It was an amazing night to honor an amazing woman.
• Bonding with siblings and spouses: We always look forward to a Pothier get together. They have such entertaining and dynamic personalities that it is always a good time. We stayed up late talking and playing games and having a grand ol’ time.
• Wiffle ball: No family event is complete without a game or two of wiffle ball. They take this very seriously.
• Loving on Bennett: Being the youngest grandchild and still in his squishy, cuddle state he had more little hands and arms wanting to hold him than I thought possible. He had two aunts in particular that seemed to lull him into coma-like sleep. For that I was more than grateful!
We had an awesome time. I’m not sure I could think of a better place to hold a reunion for the size and ages of our family. It allows for as much family time as we can handle but also allows for some adult time. It was so fun and the kids are still talking about our time there.
There were just a few meltdowns…