Every July we have a small family reunion. My mother started it 18 years ago when my nieces and my cousin’s kids were small. Now my children are a part of it. It’s like Christmas in July. It is a much anticipated event.

Usually the kids fish and play Bingo and Sequence. This year with all the rain we’ve had in Texas there wasn’t much time to fish. It rained and rained and rained. I was amazed how well the kids managed. It’s always so much fun to watch them interact. They’ve grown up and changed so much. This year, my sister put together a fabulous dvd of the reunion, showing the kids throughout the years. It was funny to see the adults’ hairstyles change too!

A few years ago, we would go to Tyler and play lasertag. What fun to shoot your own relatives! But the lasertag place eventually closed. So we decided to lob water balloons at our loved ones. It’s been a lot of fun. But now, the teenagers are getting bored with water balloons, so we’ll have to come up with something else for next year. I’m sure we’ll come up with something creative.

Do any of you have family reunions every year?

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