Thursday, May 10, 2012

Brown County 2012

The group of 17! (Minus John John, who was napping)..
Another year, another fabulous Brown County vacation. This has become one of our very favorite and cherished traditions, to get together with my college roommates and each of our families in Brown County, IN. Every year, we have so much fun that we end up adding a day to the following year's trip. And every year, it seems like we have another little tiny person to find sleeping quarters for. This time, Baby John officially brought the kid headcount up to nine, but that's only if you don't count the new baby that will be joining the Browns this October.

We had a blast! One day, all the moms sneaked out for shopping and lunch in the charming downtown. We found ourselves in a tiny boutique for an hour trying on every scarf on the shop floor. Then, of course, we all wore them around town and had our waitress take pictures of us. Crazy to think we've been posing for pictures together since we were 18. But when we were 18, we were wearing "going-out tops" or our sorority letters and holding up our Red Solo cups. The guys had a great time sitting outside by the campfire in the evenings; they even set up s'mores for the kids after dinner one night. We divvy up meals and each family takes turns cooking, though since Rob and I had just moved into our house less than two weeks before the trip and were still upside down, our contributions were far from gourmet. Next year we'll trade the frozen pizzas for something that has goat cheese or pine nuts. I actually had to unpack in order to pack for the trip. But a vacation with amazing friends was exactly what we needed after a pretty hectic couple of months. We were so grateful to the Haru family who drove with two kids all the way from Charlotte.

It was another wonderful BroCo!
Rockin' the scarves!
Making S'mores!

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