Jun 1, 2010

The Anhder Family Reunion

Day 213

Yesterday was our bi-annual Anhder Family Reunion. I have been going to these for as long as I can remember which may only be just a few years since my memory isn't what it used to be.

I know for sure that we have had one almost every year since I met Kristy. So it has been at least 13 years or so. The Anhder Family Reunion usually is at my Uncle Kurt's house and he and his family is gracious enough to host all of us. After Grandpa and Grandma Anhder passed away we still hold the Anhder Family Reunion but instead of every Memorial Day, we do it every-other Memorial Day.

My Aunt Margo for the first couple of years made these family packets which included family contact information, pictures, games and other tidbits of family history.

This the first one from 2000.

The Anhder Family Reunion this year was a lot of fun. It was good to see family that I have not seen since the last Anhder Family Reunion. The food was fantastic. Kurt grilled up some tasty chicken, hotdogs and cheeseburgers and there were a ton of salads.

And then they broke out the cotton candy machine, I must have ate 4-5 bags worth. And the best part was I never had to go and get it on my own. I had some awesome cousins to help this old man out.

After we ate and ate and ate (and visited) Kurt brought out the keg to play some Anhder Bingo. We have been playing this for years and the game is the exact same thing as Bingo only you have to yell "Anhder" instead of "Bingo" when winning. And the prizes are usually more treats and candy. After a couple of rousing games of Anhder Bingo we sat and relaxed. The weather was perfect for this and the kids had a great time. I am lucky and blessed to have such great aunts and uncles and cousins.

And before I was able to leave, Aunt Lesa talked me into a couple more bags of cotton candy. One that I promptly ate.

Logan and his cousin Dax eating cotton candy in the bouncy house.

Jennifer and I really got all types of enjoyment out of our cotton candy.

As did Kristy.

I am already looking forward to the next one in 2 years. Thanks Kurt and Lesa for hosting the party.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting these pictures! I wish I could have been there! I need to come to next reunion (hopefully there will be cotton candy there....I'm drooling just thinking about it!) Miss you all!!