Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Our Stratton reunion blog!

This is our blog, everyone.  Please feel free to post on it anytime you feel like it.  I will assimilate a schedule for the reunion and then post it here.  I made this blog under the urging of Ron, who wants to publicize his dutch oven cook-off event ideas.

Right now, what I would LOVE is ideas from all of you who plan on attending about what you want to do at this reunion.  I want it to be a reunion never to be forgotten; and I'm happy and very open to any suggestions.

At this point, I am planning on only having one; possibly two meals together.  We will all have our own kitchens in the cabins; and that just simplifies everything.  We still want to have reasons to get together, however; so therein lies the event ideas from all of you.

I also want to make sure every single Stratton is invited - so will the siblings (original 7) please make sure all your children know about this blog.  The easiest way to make sure they know is to make sure they are a friend of mine and then I can invite them to this event.  I have tried to gather as many Strattons as I could; but some do not have a facebook page; and then I would need their email address.  Just go to my profile and see who my friends are, and see if your posterity is listed there.

Here are some ideas for fun I have:

A hike in one of the nearby National Parks
Group Games
Ping Pong Tournament
Rook Tournament (it's becoming a lost Stratton tradition and should be resurrected!!)
Dutch Oven Cook-Off
Treasure Hunt
Family Sharing Time - Sharing Table - please share a few things you have learned or experienced this year

We're done with the quilt drawing; so if any of you have other ideas for gifts to give away I'm open.  I don't think we have a reunion fund; so it might be fun to figure out a way to raise funds through an auction or something.

There are activities on site at the resort also and I don't want to schedule things so much that we don't have any down time either.  I think everything that is scheduled is likely optional; so you can attend if you want; or not if you don't want to.  It would be nice to have a REAL family picture where we all are wearing something similar to the same color.  Any ideas on that one??

Love you all!