9/1/08

Handy Family Reunion

At the end of the reunion it seemed as though my dad and brothers were worn out and I will tell you why.
We had a exciting family reunion at the old Albion college. This is the dorm where all the families stayed. It was fixed up nicely, with lots of rooms and a huge eating area. Albion college is actually where my grandparents went to school and met. While we were there we were given a tour of all the old buildings. As we walked throughout the campus grandma and grandpa filled us with their stories and memories of dating and going to school. It was such a treat.
There were about 12 of these bikes that were constantly being used by kids and adults. They are kind of tricky bikes because you have to steer them with your hips.
We also had a big air water slide set up. Melissa to little Ezra down it and half way through she lost Ezra and he went soaring down the slide by himself. I don't know if he thought that was too fun, but we got a good laugh out of Melissa screaming all the way down.
All the boys 14 and older spent around 6 hours playing capture the flag air soft in one of the old run down buildings. Bryce got his tooth chipped. A few boys got hit in the face, but luckily no eyes were lost.
My dear great grandma Dorthy in between the aunt Lynn and my dad. She is 98 years old and is still going strong. It is amazing. I'm sure she never imagined that just from one child would come over 50 grandchildren and great grand children. The reunion was exhaustively fun. I love spending time and receiving counsel from Aunts, Uncles and cousins. We are such a close knit family. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by a very supportive and righteous family.

1 comment:

deidra said...

My parents have Albion College reserved for President's weekend. We're looking forward to lots of fun there!