Friday, November 13, 2015

100 Years on the farm Reunion

The plan all along was that we would meet at Amy's, then head to Idaho for our 100 year anniversary and reunion. Adrianus arrived 100 years ago from Holland to purchase the land that the Barendregt family still owns. We had 4 less family members than planned, but we were off. Syd, Ty, Max, and myself made our way in the Excursion. 
Pops, Summer, and Zane (sound asleep) were right behind us. Becky, my mom, and Bec's kids were in their YukonXL. 3 cars, lots of bodies, and 4 hotel rooms. 
We arrived to lots of warm hugs, friendly faces, and wonderful memories of the Openshaws. There was volleyball on the river,
Art stations (Max did an amazing drawing of the cemetery),
Awesome shirts,
And of course...the human slingshot!!!
We had a great time. 
We were able to let go a little and just be goofy!
REALLY goofy!!! Pops needs to explain this one!  :P
At about 1:30am on Saturday morning, Zane, Summer, Marni, and I headed off on an all nighter to drive Summer back to SLC to board her plane to India. 
She met up with Lindsay curbside. 
It was hard to say goodbye for 3 weeks, but I honestly felt nothing but peace. I knew that was where Aunt Amy would have wanted her. 
Marni, Zane, and I rushed back to Idaho just in time to take a quick nap and join the whole Barendregt gang in the 4th of July parade. 
Marni and I scored seats on the trailer, so I got to hold sweet Brock who ended up sleeping most the time. He's sooo cute!
My favorite pic of the reunion....cute Max crossing his legs with a full leg cast. He always keeps me laughing. 

1 comment:

kandy said...

Glad we went and were surrounded by those who love us and the Openshaws