Thursday, September 6, 2012

Reunited

*This is my 1000th post!  Hard to believe I've been doing this for so long!*

Every year, on the first Saturday in August, my dad's side of the family gathers for a family reunion. 

My family is HUGE.  There are so many of us, that I don't even know everybody's name or how we're related!  We know we're family, and that's all that matters!

We always have so much fun at the reunion. There are tons of kids, and they all play well together, even the ones that only see each other once a year.  Everybody has a big family, so the older kids are amazing with the younger kids and babies. They have no problem scooping up a baby or child they last saw a year ago!

At last year's reunion, Lily was only 3 days old!  This year, it was held the day after her first birthday!  She loved playing with all of her distant cousins!

There are always organized games for the kids (my sister and I were assigned that duty next year), and the big event of the day is the horse race.  Oh yes, my family loves to gamble.  The races are divided up by age groups, and people place bets on which "horse" will win!  Swimsuits are a must (and I always forget them!), or else they leave soaked and filthy from all the water play!

This year's reunion was SO hot, but so much fun!

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Next year's reunion falls on Lily's birthday!  I have a feeling her birthday parties are going to always revolve around our reunion!

20 comments:

  1. sounds like such a fun day! I wish my family would do reunions

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  2. I have such a fondness for relay races, so that day looks like so much fun! (Except for the heat, of course.)

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  3. Looks fun and I spy a new baby in the background!

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  4. What a fun time! I love that y'all do this!

    Stef...you're in trouble. Lexie is strikingly beautiful. You're in BIG trouble with both your girls.

    xoxox

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  5. Happy 1000 post!!! I love family reunions! They are always so much fun!

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  6. Such great pictures! I love the one with Lily and gpa up in the air! :)

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  7. Looks like the kids...and your dad...had an absolute blast!!

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  8. Great pictures! Love Lily's dress, it is adorable!

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  9. I love the pictures of Lily with your dad - so sweet... grandpas are the best :)

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  10. What a fun day! Awesome pictures and love the photo of Grandpa and all the kids!!

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  11. How fun! It looks like your family knows how to do reunions right!!

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  12. WOW Great pics. Love the one of everyone with grandpa! The heat is killin us here too. So ready for fall!

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  13. She finally ditched the dress huh? I love seeing a big ol family having a grand time. Those memories are a treasure for sure.

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  14. The kids with grandpa is my favorite! And Lily under the tree. And the sunset!! How fun!!

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  15. That dress is so adorable! That is wonderful that you have such a huge family. I always wanted that. It looks like such a fantastic time! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

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  16. Oh my goodness! Congratulations! That is so awesome! So many posts! So many memories! Anyway! Looks like you had tons of fun! I love all the pictures! Hope all is well with you!

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  17. Look at her blond hair, blue eyes, and belly- so cute!!!

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  18. I can not get over how stinking cute your kids are! Your son (well all of your children) have grown SO much! Your son is really looking "older" now though--my goodness! I love that we have been following each other's blogs for so long! Let me know if you ever decide to attend a blog conference! I have never been to one, but plan to within the next couple of years and would love to meet up! :)

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  19. I just love visiting your blog and catching up with you! What beautiful pictures and I can't believe how big the kids are now!

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