Totally a journaling post - feel free to mark all as read. Unless you are part of my fam - and then you'll want to see the pictures : )
Saturday was our annual Family Reunion for my Mom's side. Not the great big EXTENDED family reunion, but Grandma and Grandpa's progeny.
We have it every year out in Eagle Mountain at a clubhouse near my niece's condo. A great place to have a bunch of people with food and chatting on their minds, and a pool/playground area for the kids to play.
My boys are SO over family reunions so I didn't torture them by insisting they go. Splenda and I leave for Trek in a few days so his Saturday was precious time to get some things done before we are gone.
That left me and Sissy to represent!
We drove out in the super cool, but still unnamed, Mini Cooper, grabbed some bev's, hotdogs and chips at the Mav and found our way into the fam gathering.
Wouldn't ya know it? Just as I parked, the stupid work pager went off! I had to spend the first 20 minutes non social as I booted up the laptop, and used the aircard to find some internet access. BOO!
Once I got business out of the way - it was time for fun to begin. Sissy loves the water and so she was all about heading out to the pool. I guess my visiting would be minimal this year.
I slathered sunscreen on, turned the camera over to mi Sobrina and just had fun!
(mi Sobrina's first born - The Divine Miss Alivia)
(Savannah and DJ chillaxing at the pool)
(cousin and daughter - I SUCK - I can't remember names)
(Trev and Tayvree)
(Grandpa John and Uncle Al)
(Jeff and Gwen and one of their twin boys)
(Aunt Nanette and one of the newest babies in the fam)
(mein bruder and Aunt Nedra)
(Mom and mi hermana in-law)
(Gwen, Nanette and Uncle Brent. We grew up calling him King Kong and he is one of my running idols. He ran BOSTON! Yeah - he's pretty much a rockstar)
(Jeff and Gwennie again)
(Mike and his brood)
Savannah, me and Sissy warming up in the hot tub)
(add in Alivia)
(DJ being the cool teenager that he is)
(Savannah and I showing our muscles)
Sissy had a borrowed life jacket and I stepped away from her to dunk my head under and get warm and she tried to follow. When I finally surfaced, there were two adults jumping in after her. Sobrina fully clothed and everything! I'm getting the MeeMaw of the year award!
We finally took a break from the pool, laid in the sun and finally had a chance to chat with family for a while.
Great reunion - wish we had more attend, but we are getting so spread out - it's hard to gather everyone at once. And yet, when we do get together, it's good times, lots of laughing and full of love. Grandma and Grandpa would be so happy!