The first week of August is the Ooyen family reunion at Starved Rock in Oglesby, Illinois. We look forward to going each year to enjoy family, eat great food and Ella gets to have fun on the playground. Unfortunately it was terrible weather this year. I could hardly believe it was the first of August and we were huddled around the fireplace in the picnic shelter. J had to work that day so Mama, Ella, Taylor, Meena and Michael Kurtz all rode down together (thanks to them for keeping Taylor entertained..... b/c have I mentioned that she hates the car?).