Friday, June 19, 2009

erickson reunion 2010??

special post for erickson family members:
WARNING!! severe picture overload....

several family members have been trying to plan a long overdue reunion for the past couple of years. it looks like the one in the works for southern colorado has a great chance of happening if everyone can commit to the date next summer and stick to it. uncle bruce's family has done a super job of setting up some tentative plans and it would be fantastic if everyone could be supportive in the effort. i can't wait to see the place my dad was born. (the jim erickson clan is also planning to tack a few extra days on to one end of the group reunion for a mini reunion of our own. not a bad idea for others....)

the reunion i tried to plan in 2003 was a blast and i know it meant a lot to the original siblings who came. i think there were close to around 80 ericksons or something... it would be great if we could get the ones who weren't at it to be at the next one. i think josh said there are now close to 200. it also took A LOT of work.... gathering a bunch of erickson together and trying to commit them to do anything is like trying to eat your own head- iMPOSSiBLE!!!! one of the hardest problems i had was trying to find accommodations for everyone. if we can get a good number and idea of many people are coming, it will be a lot easier to make sure there will be enough lodging within close proximity to each other. possibly start reserving now. the longer we wait the less chance of availability for a huge group like we're expecting, especially in prime vacation season. :)

some of the funnest times had at the oregon coast reunion we're the marshmallow/wiener roast, slide show/family movies, co2 races, sandcastles, tillamook, cannon beach, sand dunes, 4 wheelers, sunsets, the incredible view of the ocean & sewer plant (oops! my bad...i'll never live it down...), fireworks on the beach and my personal favorite: catching up with cousins, aunts, uncles and relatives we hadn't seen in years.

and now for your viewing are some motivating pictures to get every ones butts motivated. :)
(josh and kambria have more info and details...check the erickson facebook page and lets get some rsvp-ing going on!! )

much love to all!!! julie.


Darla said...

oh my garsh! I hope, HOPE we can get out there (Colorado, I mean). It'll take a few months of talking/trying to convice Geof. to get him to possibly commit. Love the pics, Julie. Look how young we were! Really! Thanks for the great post.

Josh said...

Thanks for the awesome post and pictures! I can't believe that it has already been 6 years since the reunion in Seaside. I think a centennial celebration in Colorado will be awesome. I can't wait to see our dads' old stomin' grounds. I haven't been there since I was about 12 years old.
By the way, I love your blog. I stop by occasionally.

Lana said...

great post, Jujuu. I forgot how skinny I was I've got a full year to get back in shape and to feel health again. A family reunion is a great reason for anything, like just seeing each other. It's been way to long, I forgot how much I love this family... a great family to marry in tooo!!! Hope to see every one next year!!!

Julia said...

Thanks for the time, money, headache and patience while pulling off our last reunion. You where great!!! These pictures are making me homesick. I've only been back to Colorado once since I was four or five years old. I hope we all can make it. Steve and I are in for sure, along with Brant.

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Jon and Maryanne said...

Awesome pics!!!! I love famiy reunions! (I guess as long as you have a fun family!)

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