the reunion 2014

well, it's not our best family picture ... we had just finished our 11-mile relay race so we're all a little nice and sweaty, and several people aren't looking at the right camera, many of our tshirts are too big, and i look pregnant for the second year in a row... but those flowers sure are pretty, aren't they? and sheesh, i sure love these people. and the boy's family picture debut!!

this year's eyrealm reunion included all the good stuff in its own 2014 way:
-joyful reunions of siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles
-bonfire on the beach revealing each of our own chosen song for the year :: this year it turned into a pretty rocking dance party with glowsticks and sparklers that lasted until past all of our bedtimes...
-delicious sunsets every night and some choice "skiing on the gold"
-fear factor :: this year included some grilled rattlesnake (which came from a shooting, dissecting, de-rattling and skinning escapade) as well as larvae and spoonfuls of crisco (ick!)
-sailing and tubing and waterskiing and paddle boarding and swimming and wakeboarding
-family meetings directed by our visionary dad
-amazingly yummy, colorful, mostly healthy food for every meal :: and this year included some meals combined with our extended eyre family cousins, which was fun
-doubles tennis tournament :: the boy and i actually advanced past the first round this year! big deal. sure, one of our opponents was a 12-year-old, but still!
-talent show featuring darling and hilarious acts
-late night discussions :: this year we had a chocolate chip cooking baking contest to fuel us night owls
-games and play on "grandchildren's green" :: this year we had a big slip-n-slide and water games on the grass
-relay race from our cabin to the drive-in to get raspberry shakes :: my team won this year!
-family testimony meeting on the grass outside church on sunday - i think that's always the best part

the boy and i are the chairs for the 2015 reunion, and we already have some good ideas brewing! i feel so immensely blessed that my family has the ability to make these gatherings happen and that we all love each other so so so!

{here's last year's recap, and start here for posts about the 2012 reunion, and here's some pictures from the year before that, and here's some highlights from 2010}


  1. Never commented before but found you through Shawi. Love your site, and as a single 20-something, I share many of the same sentiments.
    Love the new website layout too!!

  2. It's great that we have so many people that it doesn't matter what any of us looks like because we all look like little ants :)!


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