Sunday, August 14, 2016

Cousin Reunion 2016

This weekend was a busy one.  We packed Cal for college.  I had to write plans for a week's worth of classes plus make an hours worth of copies at school.  Meg and Doug worked the Kiwanis Triathlon and went to soccer practice, and Doug and Cam served and lectored at mass.  In the middle of all of the chaos that surrounded the Heinisch schedule we also babysat for the Lakins children and hosted the entire family for a welcome home get together.  I wasn't sure that we would be able to pull it off, but am happy to say that we did it and from what I heard everyone had a great time.

Ann Frances, Marr and Anderson arrived yesterday around 2 p.m.  They spent the afternoon playing ping pong and pool in the basement.  After LaMarr and Sharon left Doug and I went to Goshen to pick up a refrigerator for Cal.  Meg and Ann Fran said that they would have no problem babysitting and they were right.  They had Pizza King for dinner, played badminton, looked for Pokemon, played games and only had one incidence of fighting between the younger two boys that they had to break up.  Meg was even smart enough to call my Mom to help clean up the guinea pig accident that occurred on our new couch when she realized that we were out of Resolve.  Doug started a fire when we got back home.  The five of them ended the evening playing Ghost in the Graveyard while we were outside.  The boys then slept in the basement while Meg and Ann Fran slept upstairs.

Today all of Mom's family met at our home for lunch.  Everyone seemed to have a good time meeting the new babies and catching up.  Doug grilled hamburgers and brats while I monitored the supplies keeping everything stocked and the kitchen clean.  It took a couple of hours afterward to get the house back in order and ready for the week, especially with the schedule we have coming up.  Meg, Cal and Cam had a wonderful time visiting everyone and even HM joined the party for awhile.  The only thing missing was Brett.  Not ready for another get together for awhile, but nice that everyone got to see the Lakins family.

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