Lavar & Thora Munson Family

Lavar & Thora Munson Family

JL Munson Family

JL Munson Family

Sunday, August 1, 2010

It's Over....THE END!!

After over a year of planning...The reunion is over.

While it is somewhat of a relief, it is also sad that we will not see some of you for another 2 years.

To ALL of you who came, supported, cooked, ate, cleaned, sacrificed, loved, laughed, rode,and played with us!!

The plan was this was most likely going to be last of the reunions, but the "brothers" talked and decided that due to the awesome turn out of this one, they would continue to hold the reunion every other year.

As a last post....

James and I really wanted to Thank, from the bottom of our hearts, Mom & Dad, Scott, Patti, Mike & Diane.
(Along with all the adult grand kids who were there)

You all helped plan this for the last year and helped carry it out.

It was at times...
exciting, stressful, frustrating, happy, fulfilling, heartbreaking, funny, sad...
and EVERY other emotion.

We all live such busy lives, we all work full time and have kids to take care of, financial pressures, along with the fact we all live so far away, that to plan a week out of our lives to dedicate to the family and helping Dad make this reunion something he could be proud of just fills our hearts with so much gratitude!

I could not possibly name all of the things that both of your families did to help...the number is too numerous...but here are just a few;

Scott and Patti;
You were awesome working out the menu among many other things, with James and Dad and getting the food. Scott, you and James did the majority of the cooking and making sure everyone had what they needed. Not to mention the sugar cookie craft... Everything was so yummy~

Mike and Diane;
You were amazing in helping wherever asked and helping to make sure the other family members had what they needed in the other camps and we loved the tie dye craft that you prepared. We all loved the shirts and pillowcases! Thanks for the shirts you so thoughtfully made for Mom and Dad.

I loved getting to know so much more of the extended family that James has talked about for years.
There was much laughter over old memories and some tears over people that are no longer with us.

There were some great rides, just like ol' times, where those who were able to go were able to bond a little more.
Riding seems to be such a strong link in this family and that is so heart warming to see that we can share our hobbies with family.

Everyone was SO GREAT to my kids, especially during the skits that Kassie loved to oversee and "direct".
She was so happy that all the other kids got excited to join her in them and all of the adults that smiled through them! THANK YOU :)
And THANKS to the awesome adults that got up and make us laugh with skits!

The only thing I would change, just a bit, would be the crafts.....

I did not realize just how many little kids would be there, so there were not enough of some of the crafts for everyone.
We had a bit of a hard time getting RSVPs from everyone, so I had to guess on how much to get...

There were a few of the kids that were not able to do all the crafts and it broke my heart that there could have possibly been someone with hurt sorry :(
Please know I would have changed that if I could have!

We are looking forward to the next time we are able to see everyone!
We Love You All :)

Just FYI:
I have posted ALL of the pics we took on FB, and there were ALOT...sometimes they are a little easier to view on there.
If we are not "friends" on FB please send me a request.
I have sent as many as I could find, so you are able to view them.
It will be great to keep in touch through there too!

Also...please feel free to check out our family blog @ we love blog stalkers!!


  1. Hey Munson family, the reunion was great! The best part....getting to meet spouses and children and grandchildren of our cousins. It seems like ages since we have seen any Uncle Austin cousins so this was awesome. Thanks for all the fun, good food and company. Hope to see you at the reunion again in two years, if not before. Love you!!!! DeEtte

  2. Thank you Uncle Austin Family for the wonderful reunion. It was so great to be able to see everyone! All your efforts are much appreciated! Uncle A and Aunt G, thank you, thank you for the geneology pages, I am so happy to have them!!
    Much Love,