Family Weekend is another yearly event that’s we’ve included on our list of 14 in 14.
Usually celebrated the first weekend of August, Family Weekend is a time for all three girls, two husbands and one fiance’ to join us at the lake for boating, swimming, games, food, and fun.
This year Family Weekend was postponed because Daniel’s family was celebrating the return of his brother from an overseas deployment on our traditional weekend…a pretty good reason for a change. While it’s not easy to find a time that works for all eight of us, the weekend of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s was chosen since everyone was committed to participating in the walk.
Friday afternoon in the midst of thunderstorms we started gathering and by 9:00 we were all together cooking, eating, and laughing.
Saturday started with the walk and then lake time and board games and of course more food and laughter.
After brunch on Sunday, we hung out, talked, watched a little football, played some more games, and toasted Sarah and Daniel, the newly engaged couple, before everyone started heading back to the hustle bustle of another work week.
My favorite holiday of the year doesn’t appear on any commercially made calendar. Instead, it’s one we created – Family Weekend!