If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post (and you care two hoots about my family get-together), check out more pics here.
I wish we would’ve thought to take a big family photo before Grandma (and several other people) had already headed home. Oh well. Next time. All of us in this pic add up to less than half of Grandma and Grandpa’s descendants. They have 7 kids (+ spouses), 26 grandkids (+ spouses) and a crazy-exponential number of great-grandkids.
Gabe took this pic with a timer and his mini-tripod, and I am SHOCKED that you can see everyone (except beautiful little Abby tucked behind Asias) and that almost everyone is smiling. Miracle.
Did I mention that Saturday supposedly set some sort of record for July 24 in our small town in Ohio? It was close to 100 degrees (I hear you Texans scoffing), and we had 56 people and NO AIR-CONDITIONING. And you Texans are no longer scoffing, because you can’t fathom being outside (or in an un-air-conditioned house with 55 other people) for 10 hours in the heat. Am I right?
I must confess that some of us did find some relief midway through the day.
My brother Josh, my cousin Sara and I took our nine kids plus my Aunt Jeannie’s three over to my Mom and Dad’s to swim for awhile. So much fun.
Another shift of people came over after we went back to Susie’s. Not sure what the limit is for Mom and Dad’s pool, but I’m pretty sure it’s less than 56.
Next on the agenda: Magic Show with Uncle Rod! Always a good time.
I love that my girlies looooove their first cousins and second cousins and first cousins once-removed. They play and play and play together until they drop.
And they have such a beautiful place to play. We may not have beaches or mountains or deserts (thank you, Jesus!), but Ohio is awfully pretty in its own right.
Can you guess what we’re all doing here? Okay, I’ll tell you. Watching my brother-in-law, Stewart, fly one of his remote-controlled airplanes. He’s amazing, really, and it’s always a HUGE hit with any crowd.
And last, but not least, a sweet pic of two of my favorite girlies.
Thank you, God, for the amazing blessing of family. A family with a godly heritage, full of wonderful, beautiful people. I love you guys!