Family Reunion Trip: Day Four

Monday, August 04, 2009

Numbered List (using letters)

  1. Breakfast at 8:30 am
    1. Outstanding once again, plus it is cool having everyone in one room. It gives us all a chance to mingle.
  2. Tour the property with my parents
    1. We got a chance to drive up to the lot my parents want to purchase one day. It was a brief tour but it was nice to see the possibilities. Plus the view from there is very impressive.
  3. Helped serve lunch at our apartment
    1. Our residence was the lunch room. We had all the fixings for sandwiches, chips, fruit… all in our kitchen which made for a lively couple of hours each day. But a nice chance to chat with everyone as they ate lunch.
  4. Spent the majority of the day sitting around and visiting
    1. It was way too hot to do much of anything outside. Hope walked down to the pier to take a ride on the pontoon boat but she walked back because the wait was miserably sweaty.
  5. Memorial service for Grandy at 5:00 pm
    1. It was a nice chance to get everyone on the Oaks/Minnich side of the family together and reminisce. We buried her ashes in the garden next to the chapel. She died right before her 103rd birthday last spring.
  6. Dinner at 6:30 pm
    1. The kids were so tired of sandwiches that they borrowed a car and went into town to eat at Wendy’s (which is technically a sandwich but... whatever). Hope and I were not very hungry so we volunteered to baby sit some of the little ones and allow parents to have a quiet dinner at the farmhouse. It was easier than it sounds.
  7. Praise, worship and sharing time in the chapel 8:30 pm
    1. Dad led a short time of singing and sharing to cap off the day and the reunion. It was a nice capper.
  8. End the night playing Wii and enjoying each other one last time before departing
    1. Kyle and Shannon were last to leave which was a pleasant and fitting ending to the day.

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