Monday, July 30, 2012
Family Reunion (Through My Eyes)
DAY ONE: Evening arrival - hugs - excitement - running through enormous home - hide n go seek with cousins - laughing - smiling - catching up - unloading vehicles - sitting on porch watching storm blow in - lights flicker - power out - no phone signals - darkness - flashlight hide-n-go seek - shadow pictures on the wall - illumination once again - cheering - jumping on my bed with niece - cousins showing each other favorite dsi games- happiness - everyone has arrived safely (I wonder how many thousands of miles were driven to get here?!)
DAY TWO: Sleeping in - kids laughing through the intercom system on every floor of the house - choosing Family Olympic Teams - finalizing upcoming Olympic events - niece opening slightly late birthday gift - giving said niece piggyback down to the dock - hanging out dockside - clam hunting - pontoon arriving - surprise, renting a second pontoon too - happy husband getting to be 'captain' for the week - enjoying breeze through my hair and sun on my skin on the boat - Kids loading pontoon slightly past capacity (they're small, right?!) - tubing with cousins - learning family traditions (like sneaking zingers out of the freezer) - playing farkle - reconnecting - exhausted kids - exhausted parents - late yummy dinner off grill - watching Olympics - Playing Train Dominoes - cousins bonding - exhausted kids crashing - watching Jordan Weiber lose Olympic spot :( - parents licking peanut butter pie filling off spoons - contentment
DAY THREE: Drifting up the stairs I already hear the sounds of feet running through the hall, kids excitedly playing, parents visiting, breakfast dishes clanging. Oh, sweet day ahead!