Jul 21, 2012

Family Reunion

Every other summer Richard's family has a big family reunion.  
This is our second time being able to attend and we had a great time!  
Richard's dad has 8 other brothers and sisters and so the reunion is always full of fun people, fun times, and good food!  This year was no exception.  We arrived on Friday afternoon and stayed through Sunday evening.  The reunion was held at the National Harbor in Washington D.C.  It is a really fun place with lots of fun shops and good places to eat, right on the Potomac River.  
On Friday evening we had a big family dinner at a really nice restaurant to celebrate Richard's grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary.  50 years!  We had a really nice dinner with great food to celebrate!  
On Saturday we basically had the day to do whatever we wanted as a family.  Richard's dad and I participated in a family run on Saturday morning and it was nice to meet with and chat with some Richard's aunts and cousins.  Later that day Richard and I introduced his parents to the Eastern Market - one of our favorite places in D.C.!  We had fun doing some shopping and eating crepes!  Yum!  
On Sunday we had a really amazing family sacrament meeting together.  Richard's grandpa got permission to hold our own sacrament meeting and it was really wonderful to have church with our family members.  We had a musical testimony meeting and the Spirit was very strong.  It was so wonderful to be there with Richard's family.  I loved being able to get to know more of Richard's aunts, uncles, and cousins.  
At the Eastern Market in D.C.
Yummmmmy crepes! 
Richard with his parents - eating gelato! 

National Harbor

A few family photos! 
 We had a great family reunion weekend!  It was so nice to spend time with family!


  1. I haven't ever been to the Eastern Market. Looks like I need to go next time I'm in town, if just for those crepes!

  2. Wow you guys have a big family! How fun that you are able to get everyone together every couple years! Food and family are two of my favorite things, and it looks like you had plenty of both during your reunion... YUM!

    P.S. Love those last couple pics of you and Richard! You guys look great!