Without (and despite not having) my own pictures, let me just say:
DeGooyer grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.)
(Thank you, Alana, for sending me a pic of our family... at least I have one to share.)Monday we all dressed in red, white or blue and took a HUGE family photo (39 people). Then we picnicked, played games, visited some more, etc. Since Mom and Dad DeGooyer will have been married for 50 years this August, we played a game getting to know them. Turns out their pet names for each other are: Raymond and Dear. I LOVE pet names! (Incidentally: Scott calls me Brightness and I call him DeGooyer.)
(I stole this picture off of FB. Isn't Kai cute? Isn't my niece adorable?)Thursday morning was my favorite activity of the whole reunion: We convinced Mom and Dad to have breakfast with just us before they left to go home. We met them at Ihop and the 6 of us were able to visit and spend some quality time with them before they took off. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY miss my husband's parents. (I don't like to use the words in-laws because I really think of them as my parents too...) After breakfast we toured 5 more temples as a family and stopped at the warehouse for Scott's work in Utah. Then we met up with the Larsens. I am soooooooooooooo bummed that I lost that photo. It was great to see Lemon Drop, Doritoes and the gang. And Nettie Melanson also showed up! I miss all of those wonderful people! (Incidentally: I set up my nephew on a blind date with Nettie. We all hope it works because they are two of the coolest people in the world!!!!!) Then we had pizza with Kevin, Kelly and Haagen-Dazs. Haagen-Dazs also got a new puppy. She named him Kai. He is really cute, for a dog.
Saturday we left to come home. We again drove straight through and got home on Sunday afternoon. (Incidentally: Kotten Kandy's 16th birthday was Sunday. I'll post about that in a different post.)
We had a great trip! I'm sooooooooooo glad we went! Families are Forever!