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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mega Summer Trip - Part B

AKA - Casdorph Family Reunion

I still think it's weird that my immediate family is spread out enough that we actually have to plan to get together. But with Brett & Lisa in Georgia and Skye & Michelle up in Garden Valley, Idaho, it takes some planning. This time, we were all able to hang out for 2 1/2 days in Garden Valley (well, all of us except Kirk who had to stay home to work). We stayed in a great 3 bedroom cabin (ok... double-wide trailer) that had enough room for my boys to be loud and obnoxious without it being all that obnoxious. Thanks, Mom, for spending the dough to have us all stay together without having to hate each other by the end!

My favorite thing about this trip was that it was all play and no work (for everyone except my dad, who had to change my brakes in Boise). Even my mom didn't bring any school work. For a family whose get-togethers pretty much always involve work, it was so great to just PLAY! Here's the highlights:

Croquet. This is Lisa's "I won" stance. For those of you who actually know Lisa, you'll be able to picture it perfectly. Motorcycles. My dad and Jack brought their bikes and shared with everybody. Since my 7-month pregnant body wasn't really up for riding, I just took pictures.

Dune buggy. My dad built this really fun dune buggy, and the brakes even work now! We decided to load it up with Brett driving, me in the passenger seat, and Jack, Michelle, and Lisa standing in the back.

Other highlights included staying up past midnight every night playing games, bridge jumping (Skye and Jack), and going to the theater nightly to watch Skye and Michelle's shows. Michelle was AWESOME as Annie in "Annie Get Your Gun," and I really enjoyed Skye as Ren in "Footloose."
Footnote to "Annie Get Your Gun" -
Alex has been going around the house singing, "No you can't... no you can't... no you can't..." from the song "Anything You Can Do (I can do better)" He even goes up in pitch and holds out the last word like it's the end of the song. He's definately going to be my performer.


Nene said...

Fun part B! I love family get togethers!

Steph said...

What a fun busy summer you have had! Looks like a good time!

Ross Family said...

Sounds like you had fun! How are you feeling? ready to pop yet?