Sunday, June 17, 2007

Now where was I. . .

before being rudely interrupted by faulty satellite equipment? Oh yes, I was going to tell you about our busy weekend. Last weekend that is. The kids and I traveled about four hours to attend a family reunion on my dad's side. Yes, that would be an Amish reunion. Tim was unable to go because of a commitment on Saturday, but I decided to go anyway. I think it is important for the kids to stay connected to their heritage.

We had a nice time at the reunion. There were about 175 people there. I couldn't even begin to name them all. The food was great, and it was nice to catch up with some family I haven't seen for a very long time. For more about the day see Delilah's, or Jake's posts. Two things of interest I'll high light here though. You never know who is reading your blog. Delilah mentioned this, but we found out one of my cousins and my aunt, whom I haven't seen for years, regularly read our blogs. (They aren't Amish by the way.) So, "hi" to both of you!

And a moment I wish I would have had my video camera for. I was pushing Vivian on the swing set, and this little Amish boy, maybe 4 years old, had a play cell phone. He was holding it up to his ear and just jabbering away, in Dutch. Hmmm. . . I wonder where he learned that from?

Since we were in the area, we decided to take some time to visit other family and friends. We made a surprise visit to Tim's parents, and then headed to Akron, where we used to live. We spent the night with Jake & Delilah and went to our old church and to a friend's house the next day. It was nice to see so many people we haven't seen for awhile. Here are some pictures:

We had a great time, and came home exhausted. Lucky for me I have a great husband who kept the house clean and worked on a lot of projects while we were gone. He even started the laundry! Maybe I should go away more often!


  1. SO Glad you're back!!! Not that Tim wasn't amusing, mind you.

  2. My family reunion is in 2 weeks. We have 3 of them every year, but this is the only one on my side of the family. It's such a great thing to see everyone again. I have a very fun family, so we all sit around and play games....we don't just sit and talk like at my husband's reunions. I'm looking forward to it!