Thursday, April 14, 2011

Family Reunion Fun

This year my mom's family is doing a handcart trek in Wyoming for their reunion. In a culture where people like to bring up cool stories about their pioneer ancestry, perhaps there is a certain cachet to reinacting the Martin Handcart Company's well-known tale of tragedy, starvation, and exposure. But for a family reunion? Please can't we bond over a beach barbeque instead of grueling hardship for once? Please?


Job and Rachael said...

Oh yes, that's how the Christiansen clan does it. I have been trying to convince my mum to plan a cruise or something for the next time family reunion falls upon her. No cooking, no cleaning, no nothin'. I think Job and I might try a liiitle harder to make it to one of those FRs ;) But seriously, grueling trek or not I wish I could be there! :)

K La said...

Giggle giggle. Well, come on out to visit us instead! There is no way we are dragging a 1 1/2 year old on a two hour plane ride, followed by a five hour car ride, followed by a two day handcart ride, followed by a five hour car ride, followed by a two hour plane ride. So we can still do that Beach BBQ bonding!

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