Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cousins by the Dozens

Catching some sun

Woman overboard

Sunset Cruise

The lake house

Once again we enjoyed what has become a bi-annual event--The Rupp girl-cousin Reunion. This year we were graciously hosted by Lester's Ladies at the Lake. We were treated like royalty! Did I mention--there were 29 of us there!

The first night we took a sunset pontoon cruise. It was lovely, until we got into shallow water, hit a sand bar and got stuck. Three of our brave ladies went into the water to push us to deeper water. However, at that point, we still couldn't start the engine. We couldn't call anyone because as impossible as it may seem none of the 16 ladies on board had a cell phone with them!
My sister Brenda has described this experience in a much more colorful manner so I'll let you check it out on her blog. Lester's Ladies

Suffice it to say, the pontoon adventure got us off to a great start! We had so much food that some of it got sent home without even being touched! What makes these events so great is just getting to know our cousins better and catch up on what's going on in their lives.

The weekend was somewhat bittersweet for my sisters and I, as we were dealing with the fact that our dad was very ill in the hospital. However, it was great to have the support of everyone there and to know they would be praying for him.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Jo, Carma, Wanda and Janna for all their hard work, and for the great welcome gifts! An absolutely wonderful time was had by all!

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