Sunday, July 3, 2005

family reunion

This is just a sampling of the pictures, to let you know things went well at the reunion here at our house.  We never did get an accurate head count, but it was about 80.  Some folks who had said two days earlier they were coming, didn't show.  We expected that to happen; it always does, with any kind of gathering.  Everyone had a great time, it seemed to me.  There was lots of laughing and smiling going on.  The kiddies were all well-behaved, and got along great.

My horse, Blue, got some use, since I'd promised Cliff's cousin's granddaughter, Mercedes, she could ride when she came to visit.  Of course, if she was going to ride, others wanted to also.  I let her ride alone (with me in close attendence).  The others simply sat in the saddle while I led them around.

I'm glad we did this.  It was a one-time thing that I'll never forget.

16 comments:

whitedove3622 said...

What a nice thing to have a big place to hold all the family. Great memories for you all.

skisseberth said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all -great pics, and wonderful memories made!  So great you stepped out, and took the opportunity to bring the family together, and who knows, maybe there will be another reunion down the road someday ! :)

heyuno said...

I am glad that you all, had a great time.  Maybe anouther one next July???

bnanajm said...

Sure sounds like a fun time was had by all.  I keep on telling you - you are one lucky girl.

Love,

Chiquita Bnana

astaryth said...

Looks like a good time was had by all!
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sam7md2 said...

Mo, I'm sure it was a wonderful day.  We did that one time when my first husband was still living for my side of the family and his mother, brother and sister.  We invited all my siblings and their children.  The day was lovely. My brother did a video of the day and we still play it even today.  It was one of the most memorable events of my life.  I'm sure you'll savor the memories too!  Thanks for sharing!  Love, Sam

marainey1 said...

The good Lord certainly did bless your day !  It looks like the weather was beautiful there !  Now you can put your feet up and rest awhile !  'On Ya'  - ma

myheartsaysso2 said...

Wow , now that's a big family.. and loved the pictures! I think that is so great ...:) Mel

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ryanagi said...

How fun! Lucky you have the space to host such a big gathering! :-)

firestormkids04 said...

Great pictures for a wonderful memory!  I'm glad all went so well.  Blessings, Penny

nanlynska said...

WOW! Awesome looking group. I, however, didn't 'see' a family resemblance in Cliff and Lawrence Wood. Except maybe the smile on his face!  Good to see you had a great day and a most successful gathering. Wonderful memories for all who were blessed to be there. Good job Mo !

tendernoggle said...

Awwwwwwwww...so glad youa ll had a good time and good weather...I was hoping you would!
Please ; more pictures!
I love the reunions that we have on my husbands side of the family because mine doesn't have them....
NOW, YOU GO REST AWHILE!
TAKE CARE,
CARLENE

bookncoffee said...

Enjoyed your reunion pics.  Hope you have a nice 4th.
Sonya

plieck30 said...

Bet all the relatives appreciated your generosity. Looks like a lot of relaxation went on here. Paula

msecz said...

I bet everyone there was glad you did too... what a great memory you gave them. Looks like the weather was good too. sandra

ksquester said...

I bet everybody had a ball and bless you Mo for doing this. They will always remember this.   Anne