Sunday, October 30, 2011

Family Reunion 2011

What a fun weekend!! This year the family reunion was at my parents house. The festivities started on Thursday when Julie and Ricky came over for breakfast. That day Karen arrived as well as Stacy, Lisa, Erin, Kayla and Haylee. Also as a huge surprise Uncle Don and Aunt Georgette drove all the way across country to be at the reunion. I wasn't there for that surprise but everyone was so excited. The next day our group grew even more. Kim and Katie arrived and Ellen, Amanda and Shane arrived. We had a huge Mexican dinner...taquitos, chimichangas, enchiladas, home made chips and pico de gallo and a hot 7 layer dip. The next morning...the "official" day of the reunion, George and Donna came into town and Brent and his girlfriend Lindsey drove up as well. We spent the whole day hanging out and eating food. It was so great!! A few people left that night and then some more today and the rest tomorrow. I just really love being able to see all the family. Especially since they are all on the west coast and we really don't get to see them very often. The reunion is great time to hang out and reconnect. Here are a ton of pictures from the weekend. Overall there were almost 300 pictures between us but I'll just put the best ones up. :)
 The cupcakes to munch on all weekend
 Dad grilling tortilla chips and a picture of me and Nan

 The girls coloring with Georgette
 Colie and Julie
 Matthew, Colie, Natalie and Gracie
 Cousin Shane and Nokie
 Heidi blowing bubbles on the front porch
 Mom and Dad :)
 Cousin Stacy
 Cousin Lisa
 Ricky jumping in the pool when it was 48 degrees outside. Totally crazy! We were all standing around the pool with our cameras taking pictures. :)
 He got out of the water really fast! But he did end up doing it again 3 more times!
 Nokie and Heidi
 The second cousins from the top left...Stacy, Lisa, Nokie, Amanda, Dana, Erin, Brent, Luke, Kayla, Colie, Natalie, Matthew, Kayla, Heidi, Me and Gracie
 The Mareina Family
 The Mellecker Family
 Lindsey and Brent
 Dana, Colie and Me
 The first cousins...Kirt, Kim, Karen, George, Ellen and Julie
 Lindsey took the first family shot
 Then we took a crazy face family shot
 Then Brent set the timer and ran so we all got in the picture
 Me and Shane
Katie and Colie

1 comment:

Kirk said...

It was a great reunion and I agree it was wonderful being able to spend so much time with our family that we don't get to see very often. Of course, having Uncle Don and Aunt Georgette drive across country to be with us was a very special treat. Good job on all the photos. Love you. Daddy