Gerig Hall Reunion!

Gerig Hall Reunion!

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.

The group

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.

Here is where we camped:
Our campsite

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!

It was fun to get Savannah and Timmy (two days apart) together now that they’re old enough to play together.
More hugs!

One of the things they did was both lay their heads on the towels and say “Night night!” Savannah does that all the time, and it’s so cute to see Timmy doing the same thing. :-)

We enjoyed some card games…
Playin a card game

And cooked on the fire pit…
Cooking dinner

And did a lot of baby passing around (neither person is holding their own child :-))…
More kid passing

My favorite picture from the weekend was this one, of the four moms breastfeeding their babies.
Nursing mamas!!!

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!!

3 thoughts on “Gerig Hall Reunion!

  1. Yeah I was talking to my mom tonight about why Taylor seems to foster such a strong bond. I guess their intentional community paid off. :-) I think part of it, though, is that in our particular dorm we were one big family. There are only two people (besides the kids, of course) of the 19 who didn’t go to Taylor.

  2. Looks like fun! I love the breastfeeding picture. It’s so neat when you have or can find a group of friends with these similarities. Sure, it’s nice when you can appreciate and understand differences among friends, but it still feels great when you feel like you have support. :) I bet the storm was like white noise for Savannah, which is why she woke up when it was over.

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