Monday, April 5, 2010

It's the next big thing - Family Reunion 2010

The Peterson - Cavallin - Larson Family Reunion

     It's that time of the year... and actually I am running behind schedule, but planning for the 2010 family reunion is underway. The building has been rented (last year) and the dates are known to all... July 16 and 17th.
     My favorite part of the reunion is the "Tree Hugger" event. Everyone (well almost everyone) has emailed their latest updates: births, weddings and loved ones who have passed on. I will have recorded all of these events and then run off the family tree. We lay the family tree out on tables that have been lined up so that family members can review it and even at that point make additions and corrections.
     This is a labor of love for sure. It is my husband's Swedish family. This year we are trying to add a few "extras" to the reunion... perhaps a cooking demonstration of a couple of Swedish recipes. I would love to see some of the children act out the story of the family coming to America.
     Are you involved in your family reunion? What activities do you have?