every other year my massive extended family gets together for this (deseret news article). we head to homestead in the mountains of arizona to camp and play.
I just booked tickets for J and I to attend this summer and I can't tell you how excited I am. family reunions have always been a big part of my life. for years we have been trekking to zion or arizona (sometimes with me in the back of our station wagon's trunk sleeping on top of the luggage) every summer. I have so many memories of capture the flag with cousins, climbing out of my tent for pancakes and bacon, singing songs by the campfire, and exploring the forest. this isn't your typical family reunion (although we have one of those too) this is a HUGE reunion, I'm taking about 1,000 people. which makes it SO fun! every reunion you make new friends. I can't wait to continue this family tradition as my own family grows.
which reminds me how grateful I am for the family (and friends who've become family) in my life! I love em so.