Monday, June 22, 2015

We came together this weekend, all of our extended family, including our mother,
five grown children, their spouses, 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.  Only one
of the great-grandchildren were unable to make it.  We spent three days in the mountains,
and had a wonderful time together!

Some of the younger ones met each other for the first time. Instant bonding took place, and
it was fun watching them enjoying each other.

The older ones helped the younger ones.  This room offered crafts of many kinds, and
all the materials needed to complete each project.

Older basketball stars offered free instructions to young ones; eager to learn the sport, and

they seemed ready to show off their newly learned skills.

Some appeared older than their age, and did what they could to help out the mothers.

Our Silver Medal Winners in the "Dessert War Challenge".  Create one of your favorite
vacation spots using food products.

Seeing their masterpiece, I am not sure why they did not win the "gold".  What creative minds
these women have!

The slide into the lake, was the favorite of this grandson.  Over and over again.  It
exhausted me just to watch.

There was sweet, ripe watermelon in abundance, and ...

...happy moments for those who were thrilled to hold their own slice of goodness.

On Sunday morning, the overnight rain continued to fall, but it did not take away from the
joy of celebrating the very special men in our lives.

Wishing them a "Happy Father's Day" and letting them know how much we
appreciated and love them.

Thankful for the gift of family today.

Thanks for stopping by.


Lovella ♥ said...

Judy, what a wonderful weekend to celebrate not only the Father's in your family but the whole family. It was so great to see how the big ones helped the little ones. Wishing you a wonderful summer!
Our family is doing our annual weekend away and this post just makes me excited for it.

corners of my life said...

Such a blessing to all be together for three whole days.

Anneliese said...

What a special time together!


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