"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Family Reunion

So. My dear mama was in charge of a family reunion. Crazy and chaotic? Yes. Worth it? Totally. She does a great job at keeping us going, and we had a blast. It was awesome to get together with my cuz's that I haven't seen for years. Some of my favorite childhood memories involve spending time with them, so it was great to get together and relive those fun summers.

Our days were packed with activities for all ages, including minute-to-win-it shenanigans, fairy hunts, pirate treasure hunts, canoeing/ paddle boating, a ropes course and zipline, photo booth, crafts galore, fireside hooplas, singing, bunk beds, delish eats, hikes and nature.

Seriously, I love nature. And this filled my soul up to the brim with wonderment. We had 3 bucks (as in deer, not dollars) chilling around our campsite every day. Plus, there was a mama and gentle fawn that graced us with their presence as well. The stars! Can I just say? I could drink them in for hours (it turns out google has an awesome app for that). The weather was fresh and the scenery lush. And, the mating butterflies are super easy for even toddlers to catch, but it is what it is. Don't ask questions, kids. Just catch them in your little nets because they're not going anywhere anytime soon.

And, I saved the best for last. We stayed in yurts! I know! I've been dying to stay in one for years, and got to enjoy the virgin yurt voyage with my best pals. It couldn't have been any better.

So many people went out of their way to make this a good experience. I don't know a single person who didn't put in hours of preparation work.

Dear family,

You are crazy. But you are also lovely, and I heart you forever.



  1. I am still trying to recover from all the fun we had there.

  2. I had to google what a yurt was. Now I want to stay in one too.

    1. I know, right? How could you NOT want to stay in one once you've been introduced to them?