Saturday, August 02, 2008

Saturday Family Reunion

These are MY KIDS...Jon, Julie and Becky

Today was the first of the TWO BIG DAYS that we had been looking forward to for a long long time now. Family is such an important part of my life, always has been and will always be for sure!! We have our whole family together on my hubby's side and then tomorrow it is going to be my whole family!! WE are all so far apart as a family. People (including us) have moved to all the parts of the US!! I miss my family so very very much!!

Today we just kept waiting for everyone to get here. We are in Indiana at my brother-in-laws (hubby's brother). They have the most beautiful home and outside is just gorgeous!! I posted some pictures last year of the outside. They are surrounded by trees and gorges. You would just love it here. My sister in law loves flowers and her decorations outside are just beautiful!!
WE had lunch with more food than anyone should have!! What a feast!! I kept trying to keep the dishes washed but sometimes that gets pretty hard. We counted and had about 43 people here!! It is so heart warming to see all of these people!! We helped make all of these people!! How cool!!
We took pictures this afternoon of each individual family!!

Here they all come out of the house for picture taking!!

We had a whole family picture taken and then we broke up into families!! We took pictures of each and every familyl I will post that one later when it gets emailed to me!!

What a family!! Just to be able to see see everyone and to have MY OWN family all around me is just a joy to this Mom and Grandmom!! I love this. I am in my element for sure!!

We have had a lot of fun today!! The littlest of the kids got together on the deck and Aunt Brenda gave them everything to have a tea party!! It was so cute and of course..YES I have a picture of that too!!

Aunt Brenda and youngest at their TEA PARTY!!

We are leaving in the morning heading to my parents for the big 90 party!! Also of course celebrating my brother's 60th birthday too!! We are so hoping that everyone comes to celebrate this wonderful occasion. Stop by later for more pictures!!

Thought for the day: "Whatever with the past has gone, The best is always yet to come.


Denise said...

Blessings to you and your dear family my friend.

Melli said...

Sure LOOKS like fun is already being had! Carry on! You're prayed up!

Glo said...

I love family gatherings. People just don't get together enough any more. So glad your having such a good time. Enjoyed the pictures very much.

Susan said...

The picture of your kids is wonderful. Sounds like you all have had a great time. I can't wait to hear about the birthday celebrations either. What great fun.


Susan said...

I love seeing the pictures of your family!! I bet you are sooooo Happy!! It just doesn't get any better then this!! On this side of Heaven! I am so glad you were able to do this and be with all your family and for your Dad's Birthday, too! Love and hugs Grams

Needled Mom said...

Great pictures. It looks like it was a perfect day too. Looking forward to the continuing celebration.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Woohoo! Are you having a good time or not, Sandy? Sounds like everyone is enjoying the get together and catch up.

Keep on enjoying your family.

Betty said...

I'm glad you are enjoying yourself with family. You have three lovely children, Sandy.

Deanna said...

Wonderful pictures! I so glad you're having a great time! Wave at Indiana for me! We lived there for a while!

Janice said...

Hello Flipflop
I have enjoyed looking through your family pictures and have awarded you the "Kick Ass blogger" award please call at for information. Congratulations.

Linda said...

Looks like you are having a great time. Can't wait for the birthday pictures.