My parent's house was just about as close to the middle for everyone that we could get. One couple had an hour drive from Carmel, IN; we had a 2.5 hour drive from Lima, OH; another couple had a 3.5 hour drive from Chicago area; and another couple had a 4.5 hour drive from WI. Somehow, the couple with the youngest baby (at 6 months) had the longest drive. Thanks to everyone for accepting PlanB & graciously driving to make it!
My parents are gone on vacation and it just so happened to line up with our reunion weekend. We were able to use the whole house (and all the food and goodies left behind) to host 3 other couples & 4 kids ages 5, 18 months, 14 months, 6 months)! Every couple had their own room, beds, and space to set up pack-in-plays for the babies to sleep. My parents always have the mindset that their home is open to anyone, and I'm thankful that even when they're gone, the door is still open!
We were able to hang out the entire weekend laughing and making memories with the people that helped shaped Steve and I through college. We especially got close to these three lovely couples during a marriage Bible study we all did together our Senior year. When we meet up for these reunions, we always set aside a special time to have each couple share what God has taught them in the past year and share prayer requests for the directions God is leading us. Such an AWESOME time together!!
Can't tell you how much all these people mean in Steve's & My life. We absolutely love and adore each and every one of them. It's amazing to watch their relationships grow with each other and then bring new lives into their families! Absolutely crazy!!
(Last year's reunion -- July 2011)
(This year -- September 2012. The bottom picture is an attempt to recreate the dance moves from "Gangnam Style")