Thursday, June 26, 2008

Late Nights and Lasagna

okay - I have been swamped with family reunion stuff for the past few days - and here I'm not even going to give you pictures... imagine my girls looking as cute as can be despite the fact that M kept pulling out her hair bands after I'd gone to the trouble of doing a cute hair-do that matched her little Eiffel Tower shirt.  

Saturday - I frankly don't remember anything that far back...  I'm sure I cleaned the house, and I vaguely remember a teenager arriving back from scout camp and refusing to pitch in :(

Sunday - expecting early company I didn't sleep well...  and the sleep I went without would have come in handy later.   Company didn't arrive until much later that day after having a little wildlife experience (stupid deer should really learn not to jump in front of cars...) - luckily everyone is okay, although the car has seen much better days!

Monday - The time-share condos didn't allow check-in until the afternoon so my home was the unofficial welcome center for about 20 of the 80 reunion attendees...  Haven was so worried that I would make her clean her room again by herself after all of the insanity - and really I'll help her, as soon as I finish this!  Then eating dinner with relatives I hardly ever see, watching a video and trying to smile for a picture...  and playing cards.

Tuesday - we got back to the reunion around noon - sometimes it's good to live nearby... and swam, and swam - until I had to help get dinner together and served - which in hindsight I'm sure I didn't do a very good job of helping with - but my kids got served and I ate something - and then we sang songs and did Karaoke (no, I didn't sing anything) and played cards...  but not nearly as long as the night before.

Wednesday -the kids swam with an uncle and aunt - I couldn't handle anymore sun and chlorine -  there was a free condo so after the dinner and songs, and family meeting, we stayed at the condo... which allowed me to hang out with my grandma, mom, a cousin, sister, uncle, son, etc... playing cards - just 'til midnight this time :)

Thursday - oh yeah, that's today - everyone had to be out of there to attend my cousins' sealing in Manti - and so during the morning I went from Condo to Condo and picked up my outdoor chairs, leftovers, coolers etc...  the car was so full that 3 kids had to jump over the seats and a cooler in order to buckle in for the trip home...  and we got home just in time to have my mom drop by and trade a few mis-packed items and my uncle to call and meet me at the Albertson's nearest the exit to pass on the leftover lasagnas - which have already made their way to other families who I hope will fully enjoy what the immense Bugg family could not consume (and trust me... we like our food)

Currently - I am killing time that I don't have because what I should really be doing is straightening up and putting the house back in order - we have company arriving - they're spending the day at Bryce Canyon but are crashing here tonight...  it will be good to have a last dose of family since I realized after everyone left that it's kind of a bummer to be the one so far away from family...  

6 comments:

Megz said...

You have a great attitude about living in the 'host' city. I don't think I knew you were a Bugg. That would make for some easy T-shirt designs!
Hope you get your house in order and some sleep.

T said...

Well, I myself never sported the name Bugg - So I never got to be teased in quite that way growing up - but that's the family name, and yes, it does lend itself to visual interpretation quite well... though I can imagine getting tired of having ladybugs on every reunion shirt... somehow the other bugs aren't quite as cute though!

Sher said...

Last night at girls camp testimony meeting one of the girls said how glad she was not be be born a bug (but she didn't mean the name Bugg of course). One of the leaders laughed really hard. The Mom said she was glad her daughter wasn't a bug "though it might have been easier" and the laughing lady said "but I would have squashed you". This has nothing to do with your blog though. It sounds like a busy time. You never mentioned Quinn. I'm supposing he went at least some of the time? I hope you get a good nap in today!

LC said...

Nice bug jokes Sher and Megz.
That is a pretty huge reunion. That's going to be us soon...or maybe we're already there. I did see a funny Readers Digest cartoon chart about squished bug windshield art--I guess you had to see it.

cold cocoa said...

Sounds like a busy fun family affair. I don't think I could play games late into the night. My mental sharpness quickly fades after 8.

T said...

I saw that Reader's Digest this morning and cracked up! Wish I'd seen it before the reunion was over, I think everyone would have gotten a kick out of it!

Late night is the only time to play games really - it's when the little ones aren't "helping" so much...