Tuesday, August 5, 2008

TIME MACHINE: Family Reunion 1998

Patrick: This picture was taken the first year that I ever went to Waldhutte with Beth, just a month after we were engaged. As you can see from the post below, the hammock is still there, in the same place, though it has a couple of holes and some broken strings. This was from 10 years ago. Look how young we both look! Things that jump out at me from this picture include: My sunglasses! How I miss them still. You know how some families have a family dog that is THE family dog, and will forever be remembered? That's like those sunglasses for me. I think I spent most of the weekend reading that giant Tom Clancy book because I was nervous about meeting so many new family members (my new family members!). The T-shirt I'm wearing is from The Beastie Boys Lollapalooza 1994 Tour, and you can see that I'm wearing it in the picture with Lauren for the Playstation Blog. Definitely the oldest article of clothing that I have and still wear.
Beth: Patrick asked me to give perspective... I love this picture, I have it on my desk at work too. And yes, he did read that whole weekend... I have great memories of Waldhutte... translates to small house in the woods. My family has been celebrating family reunions here my entire life, and I always feel at home. I'm glad the kiddos had such a good time, and the weather this year was GREAT. If it's hot, it is so hot there... and it can get really cold at night too. But, thankfully for Trevor's first out-of-state adventure and first tent experience, the weather was just fine. Can't wait to go back!

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