And yes, it's true that all the floors were slanted, and the water smelled like blood, because it was well water, and the curtains didn't match.....but all that didn't matter because THIS was our view from our little living room:
We took time to cuddle with loved ones:
|Dave (son-in-law) with Lily (granddaughter)|
|Cora (niece) with Lily, and dolly|
There was quiet time, just reading books....
|Lily with her Mommy, my daughter Jessica|
and relaxing time.
|Lily with her beloved George the bear.|
Outside activities included:
searching for the perfect rock
sitting on the beach
splashing water at a cousin
Of course we had a fire at night. And many a s'more was eaten. Jim makes THE BEST roasted marshmallow EVER. Just saying.
But mostly, we just sat around, ate, drank (not always booze, either!) and caught up with everybody's news.
Jim has 6 brothers and 1 sister. Two brothers did not make it to the reunion. I'm sorry I didn't get Jim's sister, Mary Jane, in this photo. Here are 5 of the boys, Jim being the second on the left of course!
We STILL had 38 people attend. These are just immediate families. And babies? Lots and lots of babies. The youngest was Emerson, less than a month old, then came Reid, 4 months, Kira, 1 year, twins Abi and Bri 2 1/2 years, and Lily 3 1/2. Six kids under 4? Yowzer! But it was fun!
The motley crew!
|photo credit: Mary Jane, sister-in-law|