Monday, September 21, 2009

Guerneville is the new hot spot.

Oh Monday why are you here already? I was enjoying my weekend in Guerneville and not quite ready to come home just yet. But I guess it's time and man what a weekend it was.

Friday: Left earlyish with Matt, his dad and brother Brad on a flight to Oakland so we could make it to Matt's family reunion in Guerneville, oh yes Guerneville. Once all of us were together in the airport (we had to wait for Matt's brother Ryan) we rented a car and were on our way. Eventully we made it up to the cabin and I got to meet 140 of Matt's family members, haha. I knew it was going to be a good weekend when I saw this in the garage:

oh what a lot of alcohol.

Basically this place was awesome. Matt's great grandfather built a lodge where the family can get together and just have a great time.

so many trees around, it was gorgeous.

Matt, his dad, Brad and Ryan all hanging out.

Friday night we stayed up late, had some drinks, had some Mexican food and I got to meet a lot of family. Saturday was when it all happened.

Saturday: Slept in quite a bit which was nice. Then basically hung around the house, went to town (oh what a town it is), ate more food than I should of and got to know a lot of family. Oh and then some pictures were taken and the crazy night began.

Brad and his cousin kayaking by the house.

Matt doing a reading at mass.

the priest forgot his book so he used an iphone instead, love it.

Our small part of the huge family!
Brad, Ryan, Matt, me, Aunt Toni and Matt's dad.
woo Team Burgundy!

I couldn't stop taking pictures of all the trees.

obviously, haha.

me, Matt and Brad having a grand ole time.

Matt and his cousin Catherine hanging out.

oh man we were dancing all night.
thank you live band and lots of alcohol!

Charlie getting down to the music, haha.

Despite his back killing him,
Matt had to show everyone
how to do
a proper keg stand, haha.

All in all it was a great night with so many random stories that I can't even post them, haha. Basically I love Matt's family and I'm so glad to be marrying into that crazy bunch. But I think I'll need to prep my liver a bit more for next time. I'm so sad it's already over and hopefully we get to hang out with some more of Matt's cousins soon!

Sunday: Slept in again (twas nice), got up to help Matt make breakfast for everyone. Then basically lounged around, watched some football, cleaned up a bit and said some goodbyes. And before I knew it (2 hours in a car, 4 hours in airports and planes) we were home again. Luckily I got to enjoy some quiet time with Matt at home and even watch the Emmy's (oh yes that's tomorrow's post).

So how was your weekend?

happy monday!


Rachel said...

Lady, sounds like you had a BUSY weekend!! Do you ever stop?? :)

I had a lovely weekend as BF came to visit me! :)

Looks like you had an awesome time!

OHN said...

Marrying into a crazy will never regret it. A family that can laugh at and with each other is a blessing!

The location looks beautiful!

Melissa said...

That looks like SO much fun!
Yay for marrying into an awesome family :)

Ali said...

What a family reunion! You weren't joking when you told me there'd be a ton of people.

My favorite part of this entire post was the picture of the priest using his iPhone. God doesn't judge technology, haha!

Happy Monday? Though that kinda seems like an oxymoron.

Lacey Bean said...

That reunion sounds like so much fun! There would NEVER be keg stands at a reunion for Dave's family... maybe mine though HAHA

Julie Q said...

That must be so excited to know you going to be joining all the fun that is Matt's family :)

amanda said...

wow. what a buttload of alcoholic beverages.

i like a family party where keg stands are included.

Bayjb said...

Holy shit that's a lot of liquor. Time to PARTY! Glad you had a good weekend :)

ria said...

holy a lot of family! it looks like a great time though. loved the priest with his iphone :)

Andhari said...

That's a lot of great people in the family :) I hope my big family's half that fun :)