Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Reunited

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

We only see some of my family members once a year, so we always have a good time.  Last year, I was very pregnant at my reunion. This year, we had a new family member!

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The weather was gorgeous when we arrived.  The kids had an epic water balloon battle until the first sound of thunder was heard.


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The day turned cool and rainy, but we still managed to have fun! Well, kind of.  Lily was not a fan of playing games in the rain, and Lexie flat out refused.

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It didn't take long for Lily to fall asleep in my mom's arms.  I made a makeshift bed on the ground, and slid her under a picnic table.  She happily slept for 3 hours. 

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After she woke up, we gathered for a family photo.  This is just my Grandma's descendents.  And only half were at the reunion!  Note: Dylan was MIA with his cousins!

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By the time dark fell, the kids were FREEZING.  Who am I kidding? I was, too!  They dried off, changed clothes, and warmed up in the car before returning to the picnic shelter.

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I love my huge, crazy family!  One thing is certain:  we know how to have fun!

We returned home cold, damp, and tired.  We changed into pajamas and got ready for Lily's 3rd Birthday!  I snapped the last few pictures of my 2 year old before everybody went to bed!

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10 comments:

  1. Family reunions are so important. Loved your photos!

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  2. Oh how I love that first picture - that is so sweet!

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  3. I love this post! Your children will be so happy when they are older and they can look back upon all of the wonderful pictures you have taken. I love how each and every day you and your family have so much fun together. It is truly what it is all about! :)

    Mama Hen

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  4. This sounds like so so much fun! I wish our family would do reunions, it sucks when you only get to see family at funerals or weddings.

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  5. I cannot believe Lily slept under that table for hours, I could never get Victoria to do that! Fun Day!

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