Yes, I realize this reunion took place in August, and yes, I realize the date on this post is October. My life is just like that lately. I did finally get some pictures downloaded and organized, so I am ready to blog again! Yay!
I had quite a few pictures of the kids on the lake. In this first one, Brooklyn and Gracelyn were out kayaking with Grandpa. I was amazed at how well they were doing. They had no problems, no concerns, and they enjoyed paddling quietly around the pond. They were out there for quite a while, too.
I also have a couple shots of Ryan in the blow-up raft with ElRay. ElRay was laying back, catching some rays, while Ryan did the muscle job rowing him around! The kayak’s were in high demand that day, as I recall.
I loved this picture of Allison and Shelley with Madeline. It was my first time getting to know her cute personality. I just love her very feminine high-pitched voice! This one is ALL girl!
Having the family photo shoot is always… entertaining! As I recall, a bloody nose stalled the photos for a few minutes. (Chock that one up to brotherly love!)
We managed to round up the grandkids and take a shot or two of them together. Some of them seem happier about this than others.
All in all, it was a very nice reunion. The geocaching was fun, (although a little labor-intensive!), the slideshow was nostalgic, the interviews were informative, and the food was delicious. It was great to catch up with cousins I rarely see, and remember how my dad used to look, in the days before wrinkles! 😉
Looking forward to reunion 2012!