We started last weekend with the family reunion and it was awesome. We got to spend time with lots of family we seldom see PLUS we got to spend so much time with my niece Alicia and her family. We spent some time at the beach and got to eat with them - it was just amazing.
Josh and Hayden had fun decorating cookies
Nate and my cousin Carrie discovered a common interest - the family tree. They worked together to make a current family tree. It was so fun to watch this little friendship work.
Six of the 9 siblings - one couldn't make it and then 2 are gone (My dad being one of them) It was a bittersweet moment taking this photo for sure.
My brother and his family arrived at my mom's on Sunday night and stayed for the week. On Monday, we swam and then had dinner at our house. My niece, Kate stayed the night and hung out with the boys which they just plain loved.
On Tuesday after swimming again (they loved having Kate at the pool!) we went to my mom's where Kate and the boys played board games for hours. The boys stayed the night to get more time with Kate.
Good Golly Miss Molly.
On both July 4th and 5th, we swam and then hung out at my mom's house with my brother and sister-in-law. The boys took 15 games over to play with my sister-in-law who loves games. Somehow Twister seemed to reappear every day HA!
It was really a great week with so many fun things going on. Family is so very important and I'm so thankful for so much of that time over the past week!