I had a fun weekend away at Jeremy’s family’s annual reunion. We took a long weekend out of work and out of Jacksonville to travel down to a state park in central Florida to catch up with all the family who could make it.
Two days, 37 people, four dogs, hundreds of miles, five fast food meals, countless hugs and even more pictures. Too bad 52 of my photos are now listed as errors on my camera. What the eff?!?!
I wanted to show you the cake I made! So instead, I’ll just tell you that I couldn’t have done it without Publix. For $8 and 5 minutes, they made the cake awesome by printing a photo I brought on edible icing. I was able to take it with me and just slap it on the iced cake I made. It can be kept for days in advance, it needs no refrigeration or special care. So easy!
So, I lost my hi-res, well-lit, set-up image. But even from this sitting on the table, real-time family photo, I think you can still see how great the detail in the photo of their family crest is. In conclusion, hooray for Publix and my newest way to use them. I will defintely be bringing them photos in the future for store-bought and homemade cakes.
The other bit I can share, is my first visit to Apopka, Florida’s Magnolia Park. I’m sparing you the bulk of family photos (for privacy and to protect the guilty 😉 ), but here are some of the high points of this state park and our shenanigans there.
The pavilion his family rented also had a volleyball court, tetherball, horseshoes and more that we made use of throughout the weekend. And, in case you couldn’t tell, the park is pet-friendly! So it was so nice to have the pups, kids, cousins and adults all together.
Overall, a nice event and park (good job Shirley!). And I guess even though my original post was a bust because my pictures were sabotaged for some unknown reason (Verizon, I’ll be calling you tomorrow–please help), hopefully, you enjoyed some of the pretty sights from Magnolia Park.
Does your family hold formal, all-together reunions? My family used to and we are hoping to get together next year, but usually we just see each other throughout the year casually. (I know, I know, I said “my” family and “his” family but it helps in this story–but they are all “our” family!).
Anyone else fighting their “smartphones” or other tech devices? Please share! We’re like family after all :).