Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Times Are A Changin'

I mentioned in a previous post that our annual family reunion was held recently. I always enjoy the gathering. You can't go wrong with good food, family and friends!


There was one major change this year - my grandmother wasn't there to join us. She passed away New Year's Eve at the age of 95.


One of my uncles did a fantastic job of setting the mood at the beginning of the reunion. He told us that, although we all missed Grandma terribly, we were there to celebrate the legacy of Grandma and PaPa. They would have wanted us to continue the tradition. He pointed out that it should be a joyous time, not a time of sorrow or sadness. He was right.


You can always count on some things to stay the same at our reunions. Little boys on tractors..... A beautiful garden out back.....

Cousins having fun just hanging out.....

Even though so much remains the same, there is always a little something to create a stir. This year, there was a little crack.....


Can't wait to see what next year brings!

15 comments:

Holy Crappers said...

Looks like good times !!
Oh and btw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

#1

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

It seems our reunion shrinks every year because of everyone being so busy. It is great that you were able to have this time together. I miss that.
Your secret is out..HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Big Hair Envy said...

Thanks for the b-day wishes ladies! You're all invited over for a pool party :)

Andy said...

Your Grandma was 95! That's great that she made it to 95. Mine is 89 and doing pretty well. She has a cell phone,gameboy, laptop, mp3 player and plays her wee games!
Happy B-Day by the way.

Amy said...

Sorry I left you a comment under my husband name (Andy)by mistake!-Amy

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Glad you were able to have a nice reunion... love that last pic!! My husband lost his grandma and his grandpa (from 2 different sides of the family) within 2 weeks of each other this Feb and March. I know how hard it is to have everyone together and be missing someone so special.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Well, I for one, am appalled at the crack situation. You always hear about these kinds of things, and you just never think it's going to happen to anyone you know.
Glad to see it was just "a little crack". HAHAHA

TJ said...

Haa! My daughter loves to pull my son's pants down like that. He would be so jealous seeing that John Deere! He loves em.

I guess it's a happy birthday too! Enjoy!

Sandy C. said...

Aww, looks like tradition and joy lives on :) Great pictures and memories!

foolery said...

You have some AWFULLY pretty people in your family. Why, again, have I spent my life hating dimples when they are THAT CUTE? Oh yeah -- because I have them, but mine are more like dents in my face.

Happy birthday! Mine is Friday. We should get together for cheese and crackers.

-- Laurie @ Foolery

p.s. AARRRR! Working on the BlogHus Blog Roll now . . .

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I am not sure which part of that incredibly gorgeous baby boy I want to kiss first: his curls, his face or, well, OK. That's far enough. What an absolutely gorgeous boy! And he's sitting on my favorite contraption of all time: a John Deere.

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Happy Birthday Lady! I'm sending you lots of lemon drops, can't you just taste 'em?

Love that you have a plumber at the READY when you need one! Too precious!

Lori said...

I love family reunions!!

Domestic Spaz said...

LOL! Great pictures. :) Your family reunion looks like a heck of a lot more fun that mine!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

That is the cutest crack I've ever seen!!

Hallie