That was the theme this year for the Ross Reunion 2011. It was held here in Durango and to go with the whole Making Memories theme, we incorporated M&M's into most everything we did. Somewhat obnoxious, but I loved it! :) When each family arrived on Wednesday night, they received a variety of things that was 'their' family's color. Everyone got shirts, cups, a bag, and a jar of M&M's. I decorated the basement walls with past 'memories' from reunions gone by. I really enjoyed sorting through all of the old picture and printing out ones to put on the wall. I also printed out the group picture from each year. We had 8 group shots! It was fun to see how we have all grown through the years.
Sidenote: An average bag of M&M's is heavy on Blues and light on Browns. Elise and I sorted many large bags to create the single colored jars.
Arrivals to the reunion were somewhat staggered with the Hannays opting to come a day early (so we could go to the lake before the Reunion was in full swing), and the Martins arriving a day late (Bo was in All-Stars for baseball). So it was all of the Rosses that arrived on Wednesday night-George and Eva (aka Grandpa and Grandma), Skip and Laurene's family, and Brad and Keryn's family.
I have decided to break it down by day....or this would be a ridiculously long post!