Saturday, January 9, 2010

Our Visit

Just so ya'll don't think the holidays were miserable :) I thought I would post a little of our family time.

We had Christmas Day over at my brothers was had by all and it was great having  Michael, Cassie, and Mom and Dad there.
The rental Mom got was not available till Mom and Dad stayed with my brother and Cassie and Michael came and camped out with us. Michael tried his fishing pole out in the creek behind us and this is what he manage to get to shore.

He was pretty proud...wish I could say that we ate was a beauty. It was so nice having Michael near...we had not seen him in over 6 months. I know this is a normal part of being a parent...but it is still hard.
Then it was time to get the rental ready for everybody.
It was so exciting because it was the first time we had ALL been together in several years.
The house was great...supposed to sleep 10....hope they don't know that for one night it slept 23!
The kitchen and dinning room area was pretty big...but still we sometimes had to eat in shifts.
This is my younger brothers boys....they other two were probably hanging out with Mom.
You know it is always a little uncomfortable meeting someone who will be joining the family.
Will they think the family is strange?
Will they fit in?
I think we have found a true fit for our family. What do you think?

This is Cassie (Michael's girlfriend) and Keith letting me know that they did not appreciate me pulling out the camera. She is sweet.....I think she will fit right in. :)

See the little game? Keith is trying to help Cassie remove as many pegs as possible so that she doesn't earn the ignoramus title. I'll not tell you how that went. ;)
On New Year's Eve my sister

informed everyone that we WOULD be taking family pictures. Have you ever tried to round up 23 people.....half of them being children 12 and under?

First we tried just the four of us(my bro David, me, Jeannie, and my brother Dewey who lives here)
can you tell my patience is getting a little thin already. Every time the three with cameras would try and get a good picture someone would run through the frame or someone would flash during the wrong time.
Hope someone got one a decent picture of me....since everyone else in this picture was cooperating.
Then it was time for grandparents and grandkids.....HA!

All the kids...notice my brother trying to keep one of his in the picture?
I took the shot and the little bit was gone again!

Here we are..see everyone looking in different directions?
That is what happens when you have three people manning the cameras!
At least we have a memory.
So... fun was had by all....and maybe next year we can do it again.
So went the reunion of 2009/2010!


grey like snuffie said...

How wonderful to be all together. I don't know how I missed your last post...gave me some chuckles...saw myself. I have the same discussions with myself about the Truth of who He is...that He must be true to Himself.....on and on we go. Thankful He does indeed see the big I ask God, "what do I need to hear from You?"... peace, be still

Melanie said...

I loved looking at the pictures of your Christmas fun!! We've done those pictures with my mom's side of the family- lots and lots of people, many of them kids- fun memories!!

Shirley said...

So glad you had that family time are great. That was a nice fish Michael caught....I sure would like to fish in that stream.

God has blessed you with a wonderful family.

Hugs to you.

Oh Sew Good said...

Well you sure can tell you and your sister are sisters. That's for sure! I"m glad you had a nice visit and I wasn't under the impression you were miserable. Challenged, yes. Miserable, no!

luvmy4sons said...

What a wonderful family time! such a blessing! Thanks for sharing with us! I know how you is weird not seeing them for so long...and weird adjusting to them being back around...But good! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

What a blast!! Ha trying to get all to smile at the same time...right the perfect family photo, never seen one yet:) Looks like you all had tons of warm fun and love:)

MelanieJoy said...

I loved seeing your pictures! Thanks for sharing! There is nothing like family time and new memories...Love you!

Mary said...


Such beautiful photos of your family. I enjoyed seeing you all together and you have great memories here.

Sounds like fun was had by one and all. Glad you enjoyed it.


Amy said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun!! There are so many kids, I'm sure there wasn't a quiet moment.

I'll show Bruce the picture of Michael's fish - he'll be really jealous.

Halfmoon Girl said...

Glad you had a great time and that Michael and Cassie could join you! I like the pic where it looks like you are contemplating the heavens!

Anonymous said...

luv the pictures of yall wish i could have been there please everybody be praying for adrianna cavanaugh 3 year old was in remission but now terminal family found out today they only gave her a couple of days we jnow with God all things are possible pray pray pray

luv ya
maw maw

gid said...

Were you looking off to heaven in that one picture we are both in?

Winging It said...

What a great time! Beautiful family! I so enjoy our Christmas Eve gathering at my parents' with all my family. It's a great season there, because there are lots of little ones! I enjoy that a lot! And you got to meet Cassie and hug your Michael! I do know what you mean! We had a great visit with our oldest 1st weekend in Oct, now we will see him again in about 2 wks or so. It's been a LONG time!

God bless, my friend!
love ya!