This was actually one of the best reunions, for our family at least. Minimal travel, no babies who need naps every few hours, no strollers, and we made an executive decision, my husband and I: we weren't going to wait around for anyone else.
And we didn't. We did whatever we wanted to, when we wanted to, inviting people along for the ride, but never waiting for a plan to emerge out of thin air, like we had before. We went swimming, lots, hiking, we hit the outlets and main street, jet skied and checked out the Olympic Park.
And one night, all the moms headed out for a (very) late dinner and some girl talk. It was wonderful to chat, to reconnect and to relax for a little while. It was just what I needed to recharge my batteries before the rest of the summer hit.