Right now, we're in Warrens WI enjoying a weekend of camping with family and friends. Every year since I was a little girl, we've spent 10 days at Yogi Bear in Warrens. It has always been with the same group of people, and it's always been the same week every year. Over time we've added more people, and the park has definitely changed, but one thing that hasn't changed is the great time we always have.
Our camping group consists of about 60 people, and it's always growing when you add into the mix husbands, children, girlfriends, and friends. None of them are actually related to me, but they're all related to each other. Remember my bridesmaids Brittany and Brianna (the cousins?)...
(personal photo from 2006)It's their entire family. They're what I like to consider my extended family. They were also ALL invited to my own wedding. That was one of the reasons our guest count climbed up above 300. Mr. T didn't really get it at first, but after spending more time with them than my own family, he gets it now. Lucky him, he had the pleasure of learning all of my family's names AND all of theirs. He still doesn't get who belongs to who, and how they're all related. (We've started adding in family members from other sides of the family. Like for example, Britt's aunt's brother and wife and kids. They're not actually related to Britt.) So the group just keeps on growing.
But anyways, hopefully I haven't confused you too badly. When we were growing up, it was always 10 full days of beach, sun, water, volleyball, swimming, and dances. Now, as we're all growing up not everyone can make the full trip anymore. So all of us youngins come and go on the weekends and it's usually the grown ups who are there the whole week because they can afford to take off a week stretch. It's definitely changed some, but it's just as fun. Now our weekends are full of different games like beer pong, and flip cup, and drinking around the fire. But we still go to the dances every weekend, and head down to the beach to work on our tans.
So that's what I'll be doing this weekend. Hope you'll all be having fun as well!
I'll end with some of my favorite pictures from the last couple of years. These first few are from the summer of 2006.
The following pictures are from the summer of 2007.
Here are a couple from 2008.
So as you can see, it's a fun time had by all! It's a great bonding weekend for the kids and the adults, as they all get involved in our drinking games too. You should see some of these moms play flip cup!
So that's what I'm doing. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I'll see you again Monday for some more wedding recaps!