hey…owing to the fact that the homer and anchorage wedins are the most far-flung in the wedinsphere, jean spoke with pete and i (very informally at this point) yesterday about the possibilitiy of having a wedin family reunion in 2008.
it’s a small beginning, but we have to start somewhere! there is no plan whatsoever at this point, but jean – based on our enthusiasm here about the laconner concept – is checking into lodging, gathering venues, etc. in the laconner area. certainly, everyone needs to weigh in on the location, but so far it’s thumbs up here as a GREAT place to gather.
we’ve struggled for years with the question of “where,” and laconner seems like the perfect solution. if that’s acceptable to everyone else, the challenge of nailing down a unanimously acceptable “when” is the next hurdle. we all have work, school, and seasonal schedules that are very challenging to reconcile, so again…we’ve got to start somewhere. for us here on lake park, the best slot would probably be over spring break in ’08. that runs from march 7-16, with two weekends: 8th/9th and 15th/16th. probably be best for us on the 8th and 9th, but we can certainly be flexible on that. that schedule is consistent for jon and lisa (and nathan and marina), too. not sure how this time frame lines out with schedules in washington and oregon. let us know, and we’ll see what we can do.
anyhow, seems like the org is a good place to start with thoughts and comments on a reunion. so…please remember that nothing is struck in stone at this point: it’s just an idea at this point, but one that is long overdue!
also, if we can’t quite muster unanimous support and participation in a reunion, i think some of us will follow through, anyway. it would be nice to have everyone show up for at least one day, but it’s always an event when two or more wedins get together, so we’re on board here at lake park, no matter what…and also, we’ll be as flexible as possible to reconcile any scheduling conflicts. the rest will take care of itself, eh?
more soon. and thanks, jean, for moving this past the “sure wish we could” stage!