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Last week the Benjamin’s side of the family, mom’s side, had their yearly family reunion. We traveled from Phoenix, Nashville, and Austin to Mahomet, Illinois – right outside of Champaign which is the home of University of Illinois!
It’s been a while since we’ve been together so this called for a special toast – with personalized Cokes. After seeing the Share a Coke campaign in Ireland and London two summers ago, I was thrilled to see it make it to the US! Even more so, to see my name.
You can also get a personalized REESE’S cup to pair with your Coke, each pack has a theme “BFF” might have “bestie” and “BFF” in it, and “2 FUNNY” might have “smooth” and “epic” in there, it’s a mixture! It’s amazing how personalized items and labels can be fun memories – and great social media sharing pics!
Look, we shared our Cokes with each other.
See if your name is on a Coke here, there are over 1000 names printed on bottles available at Walmart, a huge campaign! And if you have a unique name, you can order a custom Coke – although I must say I’m impressed by the selection of names spelled in different ways that are available!
My sister-in-law’s name is not Precious, just so you know, it’s actually Larisa. But I do think she’s precious.
After all the family got in, we drove 30 minutes to our family reunion grounds, we checked into the most darling bed and breakfast, called Timbercreek in Paxton. It’s so beautiful and cute inside, each room has a theme and you feel as though you’re staying in a fancy guest bedroom.
The breakfast was amazing, a breakfast version of haystacks (all the insides of a burrito minus the tortilla) and you add cheese sauce on it. Great farm food!
I also saw lightening bugs for the first time in my life. They are so romantic! I tried to take a photo but that was too hard with the camera I had, next time.
At Walmart they have bins toward the front of the store with the Share a Coke names.
The 40 different personalized RESSES’S Peanut Butter Cups with fun words like “Epic”, “Fab!”, “My Fav”, “BFF” and more. You can find them at the end caps of the cash register aisles.
The personalized REESE’S cups are only available at Walmart.
It was an overcast day, which turned into thunderstorms which was incredibly fun. Thankfully we had a tent and any breaks in weather the kids immediately went outside to play games. It was the perfect summer day. I haven’t been to a family reunion for maybe 15 years – my side hasn’t had one and after going to one, I am thankful to have married into such a warm, welcoming family. I didn’t know a lot of people and every one came up to me, including the teenagers and kids and introduced themselves. I wish the reunion was a 2-day event and we lived closer.
Pretty much an “epic” weekend if I do say so myself.
Find more Share a Coke and Enjoy a REESE’S ideas here.
With whom would you Share a Coke? Any fun plans this summer?