My family has been going to Vogel State Park for a summer reunion since my dad was a little kid. It was, along with camp, my favorite part of the year when I was growing up; I would count the weeks leading up to when I would get to see my cousins again. I am happy to report that Vivi now loves Vogel as much as I always have. Charlotte attended her first Vogel this year and was welcomed with lots of kisses and coos...as well as many of the ever-present "Gerber baby" comments. She was the perfect baby as usual, sleeping 12 hours at night and 2 1.5 hr naps in an upstairs closet at my aunt's cabin. We stuffed ourselves at the group feed, swam in the lake, hiked to Helton Creek falls, played in a playground, shopped at the Blairsville Farmers Market, participated in the annual mini golf tournament, and played hide-and-seek with my sisters. Vivi and her cousin Anna played many hours of "the princess and the queen," with each of them constantly vying for position as leader of the pack. They love to be together, and by the end of the week they were like sisters, whining "she's touching me!" from the back of the car. I enjoyed spending a relaxing week with my family, and I'm already looking forward to next year. Let the countdown begin!