Last weekend was dubbed a "family reunion"...I was dreading it like I dread going to the dentist, or for my annual pap, or like I dread going to a family reunion, you know? Now, I should've known better...it (insert scoff here) wasn't a family reunion!! Heck, I see these people three, four times a year! Sheesh, if only they would've called it what it was...a "get together" or, better yet, a "celebration of Grandma and Grandpa's 60th wedding anniversary" (and yes, it is the G&G of the infamous pot plant...have you read it? Check it out if not, you'll thank me later!!).
So, calling a spade a spade, our celebratory weekend was surprisingly awesome, and very much not a family reunion! We slept 30 people under one roof; staying in a "retreat" on a lake that had once housed a Monsignor and some nuns and has been converted into a homey place with fab/funky decorations, a renovated chicken coop that serves as a game room, an "art" building and 11 secluded acres to hike, roam, and get scared silly on. All for $750 bucks a night. Sheesh, can't go wrong! Anyone in MN wanting an awesome place to stay for a fun get away, contact me, I'll give you the info! Anywho, here's the front of the "Olive Branch" (which btw, is owned by five women...need I say not a thing went overlooked?!!):
Head stand contests:
Little boy conversations:
Mighty fishermen getting caught in the rain:
Baby cousins getting to know one another:
Manly wedding dress trying on:
What a memorable weekend! Laughing, ghost stories (but that, my friends, is a whole 'nuther post), eating, playing, laughing, swimming, eating, fires, laughing, camping, eating, storms, rescuing floated away boats, did I mention eating, or, perhaps, laughing?
What I lacked in sleep, I made up for in calories, that's for sure!!
So much fun, it was, we've already booked for next year!!