I'm not saying that family reunions are something new but they are transforming into something huge that families across America are getting in on. Mega reunions.
I remember when it started. A year and a half ago my husband walked into my office and said, 'Guess what? My brother just e-mailed me and he thought it would be a great idea if we had another family reunion. What do you think? They're looking at some place in California.'
Ten-year-old Rylie Higa is the only child of a single mother. Her mom, Melissa Higa, is a Senior Airman in the U.S. Air Force. The two usually live together on Oahu. But Melissa has been deployed in Korea for the last ten months, and Rylie has been living with her grandmother.