We just got back on Monday from our annual trip to Indiana for the Gerig Hall Reunion!!! We had a wonderful weekend. This year, one of the couples hosted at their house. This gave us a few rooms inside for the non-campers, and a lot of space outside for people to pitch a tent. They also had a pool and a fire pit which we all enjoyed. I think it worked out pretty well, and I think most everyone agreed with that.
This year, we had 19 adults and 6 kids attend! (1 adult and 1 kid not pictured above) It was a really lovely weekend, and it’s fun to see people looking forward to and making the effort to come and spend time all together. As we’ve aged, our conversations have moved from reminiscing about Taylor to talk about houses and parenthood, and other grown-up-y subjects.
We had 5 tents outside. It worked out well, aside from the severe thunderstorm we had on Friday night. It was so scary – I laid awake in my tent from 2:30am until 4am, praying furiously and watching with concern as the wind really tested the tent. The storm passed within a few miles from us. That was an experience that really shook me up and I would care never to repeat! (Next time, hotel room is worth the money!) Savannah slept through the whole thing, then as soon as it was over she woke up and started wimpering ad wanted in our sleeping bag. Go figure!
One of the moms and her baby had already left by the time we took the picture, or we would have had 5 breastfeeding moms! I realized at one point that all of us are breastfeeders, cloth diaperers, and babywearers… How fun to have those similarities! And we really missed the member of our group who pioneered all these things for us – Beth. (She moved to San Diego! *sniff*)
Fun weekend was had by all, and we’re already looking forward to next year! (See all my pictures here.) Go here to read Joanna’s post, and be sure to scroll down to see an awesome picture of Savannah!!