Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Catch-up (Memorial Day)

I realize this was weeks ago, but I've been a bit lazy about blogging. Memorial Day weekend my family had a family reunion in Las Vegas! We rented an 8,800 square foot house which was originally a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house, but the renters added 4 additional bedrooms in some interesting places (like the over-sized pantry, the huge master room closet, and the one-car garage) to create an 8 bedroom house that can accommodate more people. The inside, despite its oddities, was pretty nice, but the backyard was the best part of the whole vacation.

The view of the patio (complete with ping pong and foosball tables).
There were 5 sets of french doors that went from the house to the backyard.

A view of the pool, gazebo, and rock landscaping.
That's Jill and me danglingour feet into the hot tub (which was only lukewarm on a good day)

The front of the house

We spent a lot of time lounging around the house, and just enjoying being together. There were several optional activities, with the only mandatory activities being old family photo distribution, and the professional family pictures we had taken on Tuesday morning.

Hanging out at the dining room table going through all the family photos from the MT house

A few snapshots from picture day. There was a variety of colors we told everyone they could wear,
and we were the three wearing red. So cute!

This was also the day Matt had the stomach flu. He's such a trooper!

A preview from our photographer. I just think this picture is adorable!

A preview of the big group shot

The other pictures I'm posting are just a random sampling of the vacation. Thank you Megan, Mark, and Amy for letting me steal your pictures off of Facebook. I really need to get a camera!

Sunday morning waffle breakfast, compliments of Amy. I can say, however, that I single-handedly
worked 3 waffle irons at once in order to cook waffles for 20 people. Now that's talent.

Four brothers-in-law going head-to-head in a foosball championship

Matt and Rob trying to recreate an act we saw in Cirque du Soleil Mystere.

Modeling my baby bump

Two thumbs up and one high-five for family reunions in Las Vegas!

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