June 2010

Bean did her part in helping us replace a toilet recently.  Her assign duty was to guard the parts to ensure they didn’t run away.

Memorial Day weekend is usually a crazy busy weekend of camping where unless you reserve or show up really early the sites are bad and or not available, however since it’s a long weekend we usually try to get some friends and go.  This year we were working on getting our church together to go camping so we chose somewhere close so people could come and go as they needed.  We camped at Meridian campground.  It was only about a 45 min drive from Denver and it was surprisingly empty!!  Out of maybe 18 sites 10 were filled and mostly everyone were polite and quiet when needed.  The area behind us had just been cleared for a fire block so there was plenty of trees for Nick to cut with his chain saw!!!  We had plenty of fire wood for the whole weekend.

Nick and I took Elsa with us and my parents following behind.  It was a blast to have my parents experience “primitive” camping away from their RV. . . which however, was for us a luxury because we had toilets, drinking water, and trash.  WOW!  Saturday my parents left and the Curry’s came up for the next night.  Hannah, Ken and Colleen came up and we enjoyed “Hobo pies” over the fire.  Stayed up late talking and SASHET’ing and sharing what God’s doing in our lives.  It was a great time together.  Sunday morning Hannah left early the rest of us took some quiet time and reflection of listening and being in HIS presence.  We then played some games and had some fun just being together.  After lunch Ken and Colleen packed up and headed out.  Sunday evening Elsa and Nick and I were left and Elsa asked us our stories.  It was fun to share and remember how God brought us to Him and together. 

Monday morning we awoke with voices.  Some newbie to Denver and our church came up with donuts for a bit of mountain time.  Dan and Angel were outside talking with Elsa. . . It was good to see them as well as a part of our church camping trip. We packed up and were home around noon to unpack and wash to put away for next time.  It was a fun Memorial Day Weekend camp out with I’m sure many more this summer to share.

May 15th, Nicolas and I took off immediately after work to head to the airport.  After waiting for the delayed flight we were finally on our way to Detroit.  My brother and dad picked us up and we crashed as soon as we got to my brother’s house.  Saturday morning we headed out with all the family to drive to Goshen, IN for my cousin’s wedding.  We pulled in to the hotel, checked in, changed and a little bit later headed to the church.  My cousin, Danielle has lived in PA since graduating from college . . . she and her now husband will continue to live in Lancaster County, PA.  I am hoping to one day get Nick out there.

Entire Reimer Family

Anyway, Danielle and Robin’s wedding was very traditional with a sermon while they sat down. . . Nicolas and I were continually critiquing the photographer, which was fun, since we could sit back and not do all the work this time.  Anyway, the reception followed was all homemade food from their families: turkey, ham and yummy curry!!  It was nice to hang out and give Nicolas a chance to meet more of my dad’s side of my family.  We had some fun conversations and definitely enjoyed hanging out and playing with Silas and my cousin Julie’s baby, Caleb.


We helped to clean up afterwards then headed back to the hotel to hang out with the family till we went to bed.  Again the next morning more time with extended family, then we went to a brunch with the bride and groom and their family.  It was fun to be all together as my parents were celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary too.   While we were at my aunt and uncle’s house one of their ewes gave birth.  Silas had fun seeing the sheep and trying to feed the papa. . . We headed back on the road by 1pm so Nicolas and I could make our flight. . . yikes!!  We had enough time at my brother’s house to print boarding passes and grab a bite to eat before flying home to get home and crash in bed for a little sleep before going to work Monday morning.

Also, enjoy this short video  for a funny quote from Silas feeding a sheep – “he burped”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFfEHiKG6-E