thankful thursday: family reunion edition




we had our family reunion for all of my brothers and sisters up in pine valley at my parent's cabin last weekend, and we had such a great time! family is what makes the world turn round......

what would our reunion be without putting together the u.s.a. puzzle and being timed??? some things we never tire of:


sharing a giggle with grizzly adams:


madi liked the chapstick from uncle russ's pocket--she must have asked for it twenty times:


"it puts the chapstick on it's lips...."


grandma put together an awesome game of "let's make a deal"--i got the old "sex ed" books that she used with us kids--SCORE!!!!


grandpa paying up to loni, who beat his puzzle-record time. btw, if you know my dad, then you would know that him paying up on a bet that is not golf-related is a RARE THING:


here's the real reason we do this--12 grandchildren!!

18 comments:

Trina said...

Oh, how wonderful! Looks like a blast.
That's how the grandkids pictures look on Ryan's side of the family. There are 14 grandkids, 10 of them are Ryan's sister's kids alone. It's fun.

Jennie Minor said...

Love the cabin! So beautiful! Looks more like a really expensive home! I can't believe Megs let Neal have that beard. Good thing he is now home from the trip and shaved that bad boy. BTW my fav pic is the last with all the grandchildren. Madi looks like she has had it and Mia is picking her nose. They are beautiful kids.

R-Eight said...

Love to see pics of the family I knew. Your parents look great!!

tammy said...

I love family reunions. Good times.

Misty said...

I love the "it puts the chapstick on the lips" comment. Todd said that exact phrase just the other day about our Burts Bees because Tristan always wants to put it on, but he usually ends up swallowing a little. Good thing it's not harmful if swallowed!

Pedaling said...

i love your family!
lets make a deal? what a great idea!

Holly H. said...

What would we do without family?
Glad you had a great time!

Collette said...

so fun!

Lamchops said...

Hey, nothing beats a bunch of crazies crammed together under one roof, eh? My immediate fam. did this last month in Brian head. We had all 40 of us under one very large 6000 sq ft roof. The way we suvived. Summer fun gotta love it!

Tanja said...

What a great time, family is the best!

simply kris said...

Hooray for the Fam Damily Gatherings!

Vanessa said...

The house looks great!

Angie said...

first off, grizzy adams looks mighty fine and secondly i'm so glad to know that my family aren't the only ones that are so easily entertained. i need to remember the ol puzzle competition!

samiam said...

Fun Fun Fun!

Megal said...

such good times and fun memories. my grizzly adams does look pretty great! I will be sending Madeleine over in a few years to get started on those books. she is hoping her aunt mimi can teach her all of those fun things.

*KaTiE cLoVeR* said...

haha i absolutely had the funnest time up there. thanks for taking me, mom!

Petunia said...

Love the family pictures! Just beautiful!

Tiburon said...

Pretty sure that isn't a cabin.

Who do I pay to get in your family?