Family Reunion

Just last week we were finishing up a family reunion which included all my Dad's siblings and their families, which totaled about 50 people, all of whom I hadn't seen in at least 5 years, if not double or triple that.


We all stayed at a small resort in Buena Vista, CO. We more or less filled the place up and there was lots of room for various lawn games and picnics.


We had lots of fun outings around the area: hiking, hot springs and zip-lining!


Hot Springs


There was even a chance to win a little money.


I was involved in a couple projects to help get everyone in the family spirit. I'll share one now, and one I'll reveal later in the fall. I made my debut as a clothing designer. Specifically, sweatshirts! And yes, you can expect a space themed kit from my sometime in the future!






Recent Comments

Marie Hargis
Marie Hargis Sun, 07/20/2014 - 00:24

Great sweat shirt. We used to silk screen T-shirts for our boy scouts and it was a blast to have the boys involved in every phase of the process and they love it. Another fond memory that you have rescued from my stroke fogged brain. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne Stickle
Suzanne Stickle Mon, 07/22/2013 - 20:01

What a nice looking group. Glad you included the dog although he/she doesn't look too sure to be there.

Lórien Rezende
Lórien Rezende Mon, 07/22/2013 - 06:20

OMG, your sweatshirts are SO fun! Hubby used to make T-shirts when we were engaged, but we deceided to do it only in very small scale, because the profits weren´t good. They are fun to create, however, and sometimes I design and paint your own T-shirts...

Sera Higgins
Sera Higgins Sat, 07/20/2013 - 14:07

Looks like a ton of fun... my brother lives in CO and he and his wife love it out there... they're constantly doing the things you mentioned... and can I just say I LOVE the sweatshirt design you made... that looks really awesome.... I love all the names interspersed through the field of stars... Glad you had fun!

Meg Bertapelle
Meg Bertapelle Sat, 07/20/2013 - 11:40

looks like tons of fun! :)

Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis Sat, 07/20/2013 - 08:20

Looks like a ton of fun. Glad you were able to join in with the family festivities. Love the sweatshirt design!

Libby Pierce
Libby Pierce Sat, 07/20/2013 - 03:16

Love the sweatshirts! can't wait for the space theme!!

Catherine Olson
Catherine Olson Sat, 07/20/2013 - 01:11

Those sweatshirts are cute! Nice gif, too!

Mersija (Mer-see-ya) Simon
Mersija (Mer-see-ya) Simon Fri, 07/19/2013 - 21:15

Wow,that is so awesome that all those family members came and you all had a blast together.I love that animated pic......How did you do that Marisa?
Thanks for sharing you life with us.

Laura Wellinghoff
Laura Wellinghoff Fri, 07/19/2013 - 18:51

Looks like a great place to met back up with the families! Making me really more sad to not be able to make our reunion next weekend. It's a big one, so we won't be missed, 150-200 people. They hold it every year, but it's been a long time since we were able to go.
Love how the dog posed for the group photo as well!
OKAY you're going to have to share some more of "There was even a chance to win a little money."? Do tell, do tell? My Aunts and Uncles are constantly looking for ideas to keep folks interested and coming. Dad just put up a notice that a group are going canoeing Thursday before the Saturday reunion...they were looking to put in the reservations.