Sunday, June 24, 2012

Family Reunion 2012: Grapevine, TX

Our family holds a reunion on Father's Day weekend every other year. At our last reunion in Austin, I volunteered to be the next reunion's president and we voted on having it in Grapevine, TX. I found an awesome deal at Hyatt Place for $99/night plus a free conference room all weekend. The rooms were huge, the staff was fantastic, and the free breakfast was yummy!

The kids had lots of fun in the swimming pool.

My Aunt Linda didn't get to see her grandkids for Easter, so brought the egg hunt to the reunion. She brought a trash bag full of 600 plastic eggs containing quarters and candy.
The kids had fun and made out like bandits!! (Notice the boys new haircuts...Carson brought home a present from his summer camp: LICE, forcing us to shave their adorable heads!)

To raise money for the following reunions our family brings items for an auction. Tickets are sold for $1 each and are placed into cups, where winners are drawn.
I was too busy selling tickets to notice which items Carson was trying to win and was surprised when his number was called for this:
Carson thought we could serve dinner on it...

Speaking of food, our hotel was across the street from an outlet mall and the boys favorite place, Rainforest Cafe!
They even had someone going around making balloon animals.
Saturday evening we drove over to Great Wolf Lodge for a magical evening! The hotel sells magic wands that you use for a scavenger hunt. You wave the wand in front of objects throughout the hotel that send you on a mission.

The hotel was pretty packed and was on multiple floors. Deacon and I rode the elevator up and down with everyone a few times, but decided it was easier to stay on one of the less crowded levels.
After everyone was worn out we headed back to the hotel to relax. The next morning it was time to go home. I wish we would have had more time in Grapevine; the town was really nice with so much stuff to do. We definitely plan to go back sometime in the future to do more exploring!

Next reunion: San Marcos, TX. Guess who volunteered to be president again!?!

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