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Vacation Blog: West Virginia & Falin Family Reunion, July 2014

Well folks, I know I haven’t really been writing much lately, but the good news it isn’t because I’ve forgotten about y’all! I just got back from a one week vacation to West Virginia – my favorite state, of course. Anyways, it was time for the yearly Falin family reunion, and we had a blast! We left on Thursday, and made it to my Daddy’s house in Big Bend. The ride took ten hours, but I loved every second of the ride.

Anyways, on Friday a bunch of family arrived. My siblings, nephews, nieces, in-laws, cousins, and so on. There were 22 of us staying at my daddy’s house for the weekend. Some of us slept in the house, some in the RV, and some of us pitched tents on the property. Somehow there was room for everyone.

Saturday was the reunion, and it was an awesome turnout! There were around 100 or so people who showed up, and I got to spend time with a bunch of family I never see. We ate, talked, and just had a great time.

Sunday some of the family staying at the house left, and on Monday the rest left. Me and my little group headed out to Sharon holler to see my favorite cousins. We planned on just visiting for a few hours, but we got to talking and before we knew it, it was 1 in the morning! So, we stayed the night. I didn’t sleep much. One of my cousins and I stayed up until about 5:30 in the morning talking, and the girls woke me up just before 9. Still, it was worth it – and I’m a pro at running off of almost no sleep, anyways.

Tuesday we left Sharon holler after saying our farewells to my cousins, and made our way back to my Daddy’s. We relaxed for a while, and then we packed up most of our stuff.

During the trip, I rode a four wheeler for the first time and I to see a bunch of my immediate family I haven’t seen in years. It was an amazing vacation.

After a few hours of sleep, we headed out of Big Bend early this morning. Now, we’re finally home – and I already miss West Virginia! I especially miss all of my kin folk out that way, but, anyways… here are some pictures of my trip! I hope you enjoy!

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Me and one of my favorite cousins, Donald

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My big brother, Bobby, and I

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Myself, Vikki Beth; my niece, Kayla; my great-niece, Ariana; my nephew’s girlfriend, Jackie; my great-nephew, Oliver

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me and my nephew, Danny

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Me & my nephew, Doug

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My nephew, Devin, & Vikki Beth

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My baby sister, Brandi; my Daddy; Me

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My Daddy taking me on my first four wheeler ride!

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Vikki Beth & Ava caught a blue-tailed lizard

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Me; my big brother, Bobby; my big sister, Lisa

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Me & my big sister, Lisa

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Big family picture of everyone staying at my daddy’s over the weekend. Daddy, Sharon, Me, Bobby, Vikki Beth, Ava; my brother, Bobby, and sister, Lisa; nephews – Danny, Doug, Devin; Niece – Kayla; nephew’s girlfriend, Jackie; niece’s husband, Danny; great nephew – Oliver; great nieces – Abigael, Ariana; cousins – Misty, Kristy; brother-in-law, Allen

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All of the kids! Six of them under age five! Isabella (cousin), Vikki Beth, Abigael (great-niece), Oliver (great-nephew), Ava, Ariana (great-niece)

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Abigael, Vikki Beth, & Ava on the hill at the front of my Daddy’s 4+ acres

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Me, holding two of my great-nieces and my great nephew – like a boss! haha 🙂

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