So we had our family reunion this past week. We started off over a week ago on Wednesday and drove. My whole little family and you know what? Lily hated it. We have never taken her more than a couple of hours away from home. She soooo did not like her car seat after 4 hours. I was pleasantly surprised that she lasted that long. I’m sure you don’t want a play by play of the two days of driving on the way down with her. So I’ll skip it.
On Thursday, I met up with some friends. Julie and Carmel. I’m not linking Carmel because her blog is private. It was good to see Carmel after 4 years! We met up at Willow’s Park & Zoo and the kids had a great time. After Julie left, I wanted to go to the temple. Of course, it was closed down for the month of July for construction so we couldn’t even get on the grounds, but we sat in the grass along the sidewalk.
From there, we went to SLC. We almost had to save my mother, we had it all planned… She was having troubles with her rental car and not having her itinerary printed off. However, she fixed it and in no time (haha) we were in Thursday, three day weekend traffice and it took us an extra hour to get to our hotel. We arrived and it was pretty nice for my little family.
To kick things off, on Friday evening, we went to Buca di Beppo where I sat next to my cousin Billy and his family. Over the course of the evening, he told me his calling was in the Bishopric. Of course, I didn’t belive him, I thought he was pulling my leg. So I asked around to everyone and yup, they all confirmed it. It’s just so hard to think of my cousin in the bishopric when he’s my age!
The next day, we all met up where my mother and uncle went to school and we got our t-shirts. On the front is a skull with the name Boyle on it and on the back were the words “Grateful Dead Tour 2009, Boyle” I’ll get you some picutes. They are way cute and courtesy of my Uncle Bill. THANKS UNCLE BILL!
So I bet you’re wondering about my title… My cousin Becky, has two boys. One is 2? 3? (Sorry Becky, not too sure how old Spencer is) and Colin is around 8 months old. Now, Becky is all about schedules. They eat at certain times, and the babies nap at certain times. She pushed, I mean “politely handed” the baby into Ryan, her husband for him to take the kids back to the hotel for nap times. Her motto all weekend long was “It’s MY weekend!” So I joked all weekend long with her. I even at one point looked at Benjamin and said, “It’s my weekend!” To which he replied, “Isn’t every weekend your weekend??” Heh… he has me there.
We had a great time. It was so fun to see all of my cousins that I haven’t seen in forever and it was good to see Billy and his family again. Lauren loves Brenner, their little boy. That’s all she talks about. :)
Some funny things over heard and conversations had…
While at breakfast one of the mornings, we saw on the news an athlete that was accused of some things… I was asking Benjamin about him and we talk in “code” when we’re around the girls. There are some things they just don’t need to know or learn yet. Anyway, they know about the “code” talk and are always trying to figure it out. So it went something like this…
Sara: What did he do?
Benjamin: Think Kobe Bryant.
Kathryn: Are you two talking about Asteroids??
Benjamin & Sara: Confused blank stare.
Lauren: Don’t you mean steroids??
Benjamin & Sara: *light bulbs come one* Ahhhh, no.
We all laughed at that. It of course had to go on the blog.
Of course Becky’s statement of “It’s my weekend!!”
Chrissy’s “Sara… I feel for you. Right in between Matthew and Earl… However did you survive??”
Lauren at breakfast wanted to know how exactly Michael Jordan had died. We informed her that it was Michael Jackson, not Jordan who had died. Her response?? “Whateverrrrr”
One of my favorite happenings of the reunion? When Lauren sneaked into the picture with Uncle Bill, and his family. hahahahahaha
My cousins love the ridiculous arguments between my mother and I. Which by the way, I have a new one up today. It’s from today… I commented that we have our best arguments when I’m in the car with her.
It was an awesome weekend and I’m so glad my mother had such a great idea to have it. She is after all, the World’s Smartest Woman.