I know you’ve all been DYING to meet the fam and see who went camping last weekend. Oh, you didn’t care? Oh well, you’ll get to meet the campers anyway. We had quite the group of people with us…so brace yourself. First up, the most important (and least experienced) campers:
Jack was pretty excited about the whole adventure, can’t you tell? Yes, I’m driving and taking pictures. G tried to take pictures, but after about 100 horrible pictures, I had to take over. A pretty good family shot, huh? I like that I’m flourescent white and about a foot closer to the camera than G. I also like that G is trying to get as close as possible to Jack…poor Jack. Too bad Bing isn’t there…next time. I’ve never camped with a cat, but someone had their cat on a leash. Seriously. I think Bing would claw our eyes out.
Next up, these idiots.
That’s my brother-in-law, Hart, my step-sister, Laura, and their daughter, Julia. They are trying to fight against all the interracial dating/marriages in my family and they frequently yell out “White Power!!!”…not really, but I wish they did. They are more experienced campers and Hart often has to “consult” the rest of us on how to waterproof our tents and use the BBQ. Thanks Hart! Please don’t send me a bill. Also, I’m trying to get Cougar to sponsor my family’s camping trips.
Now it’s time for a little more diversity. Here’s the Japanese contingent:
Because none of them would look at the camera, I made them pose like this:
What’s a picture with Japanese people without the peace sign? And it totally worked!!! This is my brother’s family (he’s the white guy in the back holding the baby). My sister-in-law’s family is visiting from Japan so they all came camping too!! I want to adopt the little boy with the coat in his mouth, Joe…he is just adorable. Joe sounds very smart when he speaks (because he speaks Japanese) so I asked Yuko (the one with the baby sling on and Joe’s mom) to raise any potential child of mine so that it would sound smart too. She agreed. Thanks Yuko!!
And we needed a little more diversity, so let’s take a look at my sister’s “family”. She is dating this guy so that’s why her “family” is in quotes. You lose the quotes after you get married…I think G wishes I was part of his “family” again so he could leave without going to court. Ha ha, G, you lose!
Now, this might get confusing, so PAY ATTENTION. First, my sister has no kids (she’s the white chick in the middle). The black guy next to her is Jamison, her boyfriend. Below Jamison is his daughter, Toya, and next to Toya is Jamison’s son, Elijah. The red-headed kid is Elijah’s half-brother, Kaden. Confused yet? So am I.
Finally, there are these two wackos:
That’s my mom and step-dad, Tim. They also believe in the whole white power thing…obviously. Also, this picture was not taken at this camping trip, but back in 2008. I know I totally suck, but I do have other pictures of them camping last weekend. You will just have to stay tuned.
Okay, so that’s the whole damn contingent of idiots that went camping IN THE RAIN last weekend. Oh wait, we also had 5 dogs there as well. I know, we are stupid.
Wow, my family has never felt so white. But…I did marry a hispanic so I figure the next camping trip, I could bring that into the mix for you. 🙂
Excellent idea!! I’ll keep you posted on our next excursion 🙂
Haha! Love that you made them pose with peace signs.
& WHOA! This is a HUGE group. ..and I gotta say I had to read about who was who in your sister’s “family” a few times. I was thrown off at first..but I think I got it 😉
So which faction of the United Nations do you represent??? As your friend noted, you do not have the Hispanics represented….probably many other nations in the family tree tho…..Welch, Irish, English, Polish, French/Canadian, etc. What a melting pot! Looks like a good time was had by all, even ‘G’ since he didn’t get water in his bed/tent.
I like to say I’m from “white land” and that includes all places where white people are from. And actually, I do have a Mexican step-brother…so if he lived around here, we would be able to check that box as well. You’re right, quite the melting pot and we did have a great time. Should be fun in a couple of weeks when we do it all again!!
I stumbled upon your blog from reading your post on Skinny Runner. I’m already hooked, you are too funny!
I just started reading your blog after your post on SkinnyRunner and I LOVE it! I can’t wait to catch up on all your older posts (so much for today’s productivity).
Love the diversity in your family and your inappropriate comments!!