Every year my parents get all of their kids together for a weekend of family fun. I should say that it’s rare to get all the kids together, but we do the best we can. There have been a couple years when we were all there. We have had weekends at the beach, in Eugene, in Portland, in Hood River, in Umpqua. Only Jen and her family have been to every single family weekend. But, I digress…
This year we all met up near Leavenworth for an August weekend. It was a wonderful weekend. One of the best. It is definitely the best location so far! We all fit in the house and the house had great things for everyone.
Awesome toys right outside the house for the kids.
A huge table for whiskey taste testing.
A river with a little pool for playing.
Roads and paths for exploring.
A patio with enough seats for everyone.
A hot tub for playing (and relaxing after the kids were in bed).
We had eighteen of our twenty-four family members – eight of the ten cousins. Isn’t that crazy? Ten kids under 8!
We missed Dan, Nina, Ben, Devon, John, and Liam (and Chumley!)! But were happy to have the time together.
My mom (as usual) organized some fun things for everyone. She had the kids figure out how old and tall all the adults were. She asked them a bunch of great questions. We learned that Alma likes to “Um, play” and that she wants to be a cheetah. After the kids were in bed, all the women toasted their men, and we got to remember some of the other funny things we had done on past family weekends.
It was a beautiful time with some of my most favorite people in the world!