Family Reunion in Des Moines

Interchallenge virtuouso Sara totally nailed it. Des Moines, Iowa was the secret location of the last blog post. Why was I in Des Moines, Iowa you ask. For the not even close to annual* Studer Family Reunion.

As you all probably know, my mom's family isn't small. Oodles of aunts, uncles, cousins, cousins-once-removed, and even a couple cousins-twice-removed necessitates some organizational efforts: color coded shirts, name tags, and an elaborate family tree. But in addition to spending some great times with rarely seen but dearly loved relatives, we had a little bit of nuclear time as well.

Family reunions sometimes get a bad rap. And I'll admit I was a little reticent heading into this one myself. But there was no need. I had a great time and look forward to a little less hectic time with such great people in the not as far away future.
Monday September 7 2009File under: travel, misc

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on Tue 08th Sep, 2009 10:46 am PDT Andrew said:
Your family really went wild with the shirt color! Woo! Beige!
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on Wed 09th Sep, 2009 03:31 pm PDT Dave said:
give us a close-up of your shirt! what does it say?
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on Wed 09th Sep, 2009 06:54 pm PDT Elmo said:
Nice to see everyone from the great northwest . Had a great time,in purple, back to the humidity
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on Tue 15th Sep, 2009 01:00 pm PDT Cousin Tim said:
Thanks for entertaining my kids and others with your rope tricks at the reunion. You were a BIG hit. And your crosswords are wonderful. Keep it up, success will be on your way.
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on Mon 28th Sep, 2009 01:11 pm PDT Karen said:
Wren, I am waiting for the reunion pictures to be emailed to me-----love ya cuz
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on Wed 30th Sep, 2009 10:27 pm PDT Jake said:
I'm glad you did come Wren. I was really glad I could finally meet you. I might be getting an internship out in CA in the next year or so with an alternative energy/construction engineering company. I'd love to come visit you if I do. Enjoy yourself bro montana
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