We spent Friday evening and all day Saturday at Camp Swoneky (my cousin Matt is the Director–it’s a Salvation Army camp) at the Annual Yoder Fall Family Get-Together. Anyone know what Swoneky means in Native American dialect? Nothing. It’s an anagram (is that the right word??) for South West Ohio North East Kentucky. (swuh-NECK-ee)
We had SO MUCH FUN. This is our third annual Fall Fling Thing, and it gets better every year. I absolutely adore these people. You won’t find a quirkier bunch of folk this side of the Ohio River, but every last one of them loves Jesus and is fiercely loyal to his/her family. AND they’re stinkin’ hilarious. AND we go waaaaaay back. (obviously)
The big family pic is my dad’s brother Doug, his wife Char, their four kids, their spouses, and 10 kiddos. Gabe took the pics, and he just finished photo-shopping different heads and bodies in and out until everyone was looking and (mostly) smiling. Great work, hon!
And FYI: the little girl in the red sweater and braids is the infamous Alandra from a previous post.
I think everyone made it into these photos except for my Mom and Dad (sorry guys! love you!) and Aunt Susie and Cousin Tommy. EDIT: And Uncle Nick, Aunt Pam and Cousin Brad. Oops! And while I’m here, just wanted to clarify that some of these people came prepared for family pics with matching outfits. My family (and Josh’s, Bethany’s) hadn’t planned on getting a photo taken. We really do know how to color-coordinate if we set our minds to it. Can’t wait until next year!!