(2004, mostly, also known as my Ashlee Simpson phase).
(This probably had more to do with me then them).
This weekend was not one of those times.
Nearly 50+ of us met in Cedar Rapids for the annual Rank Family Christmas (RFC). It was by far the best Christmas we've ever had, and as I reflect on the weekend I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by the hilarious moments like seeing my grandmother and youngest cousin learn the rules to flippy cup, or participating in a round of "Aunts/Uncles vs Cousins".
|(photo borrowed from JMR)|
Also overwhelmed by the more sentimental moments, like meeting the youngest member of the Rank family for the first time and being back at the hotel where Scott and I celebrated our wedding reception.
All in all, a wonderful weekend. I feel very lucky to be a part of RFC (Rank Family Christmas AND Rank Flippy Cup).
One final thought - not many families can boast that their matriarch learned both Soulja Boy dance moves and how to play Flippy Cup. Probably just ours. Here's the photographic evidence:
|Christmas 2011 (photo borrowed from JMR)|