The second weekend in August is by far my favourite weekend of the summer. Also known as Heritage Days. For some it is all about the events: the parade, fireworks etc., but Heritage days for my family is exactly what is sounds like—a celebration of our incredible heritage. We get together as extended family and spend time with each other. My Mom grew up in a family of 5 children, all of which live within 2 hours of each other. Because of this our family has always been extremely close, and we love doing things with each other as often as we can. Twice a year—Boxing Day and this weekend—we make an extra effort to have as much of the family brought together as possible. This year it was a blessing just to be together as our little family of 6. With Rawley working in Utah, and Jantz and Katie having a family of their own, it has been a struggle to find time to be together. Luckily, Rawley was able to get off work and join us (and even brought his girlfriend) along with over 30 others in our family. About half the family was still missing, but we still had a good time. How lucky am I to have such an amazing family? Like always, Heritage Days consisted of the parade (side note: the marching band was horrifically off tune this year...ha classy), a BBQ, slurpees, late night card games, and a visit to every single park in town. I cannot express my love for my family. Gosh they are great.
Let's just take a moment to look at Jantz's face in this picture and Mike's fantastic fake out.