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Apple Pie for the Journey -- Kindred Connections #023
March 14, 2014

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Apple Pie for the Journey

Kindred Connections Issue #23
March 14, 2014
Subscribers: 5324

Dear Family Reunion Friends,

Happy Pi Day! In honor of the 3.14 date, my little family will be eating homemade apple pie this evening. I don’t particularly enjoy cooking or baking but my husband says my apple pie is one of my better dishes and his favorite pie. How’s that for a compliment!

It's not exactly intended for quantity cooking, but here’s the recipe –


What else have I been up to?

Well, I attended the Roots Tech conference via live streaming. I loved it! Check out some of the recorded sessions.

I don’t think you can be involved or excited about family reunion planning and NOT be involved or excited about your family heritage, genealogy and family stories. They go hand in hand!

The Roots Tech conference inspired me to update this page on family stories. I also created the simple graphic so it’d be easy to connect to Pintrest. My boards are slowly growing, but have you seen all the *amazing* family reunion ideas on Pintrest? Crazy!

I'm also pleased to report that there’s a new, fabulous, outdoor lawn game in the works! The game is called Lawn Battleship and family reunion planners WILL LOVE IT.

outdoor lawn game

Lawn Battleship promises to be the kind of game all of us are looking for – fun to play, easy to explain, flexible play time and, most importantly, interactive for family of all ages and interests.

Right now the game is in funding stage for mass production and YOU have the opportunity to be involved. Please consider pledging your financial support to Lawn Battleship! If just HALF of all the subscribers of this newsletter pledged JUST TWO DOLLARS, the project would be completely funded!

Among other news, I’m a Scout Mom. Are any of you scout moms? I recently participated in a scouting presentation that emphasized the fact that boys don’t simply become be all the things emphasized in the scout law – trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, obedient and reverent – all at once. It takes many years of practice and work to grow into the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The work we do on a day-to-day basis is all about the JOURNEY.

I think it’s like that with family reunion planning, too. You don't just wake up one day to have a close knit, kind, communicative extended family that loves to get together for family reunions. It takes work and consistency. But every piece of family reunion communication that you send out and every family reunion related connection that you make is part of the bigger picture. Your work to plan and create a family reunion is all part of the JOURNEY to becoming the loving, close-knit family that all of us want to be a part of.

As always, I wish you much family reunion SUCCESS!
Family Reunion Guru, Photo Junkie and Heritage Maker!
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