Monday, July 21, 2008

Family, Family, Family

We have had another fun filled packed weekend!!!

This weekend we had a family reunion for my Poppy's side of the family. He has passed away and his sister is the only one of the siblings still living. It was fun to see that side of the family but I visited mostly with my immediate cousins. We tend to do that at our family reunion.

James was up from TX spending some time with us and then he followed us down to Ada to stay Fri. night with Bryan's parents. On the way down we stopped at Jo's Famous Pizza in Purcell. YUM YUM!! Yes, that is Ranch dressing for my pizza! I couldn't live without it.I love knowing how to operate the self timer on my camera. I used it with Bryan and James and then again with Bryan's parents. It bumfuzzled Bryan's MeMaw and his dad.

My Granny in the center with her sister-in-laws, Aunt Helen and Aunt Jean.
Several of my cousins and I at the reunion.
The majority of the folks in this picture are my grandparents children with the exception of the girl in the black t-shirt. And not all of the family was at the reunion. I promise my eyes are not closed. I'm just really squinting!!! I've decide a bunch of us are squinty!!!
My cousin Shane and my niece Kayla. We rode in the back seat as my cousin Alyssa drove us for the first time. We loved to give Alyssa a hard time!!

Shane is getting so tall and he's only 15!!!!!

We also managed to squeeze in some quality visiting with Bryan's MeMaw. It was a fun weekend but very busy. We started another work week tired!! Then, this next weekend I have a reunion with my dad's side of the family and then in 2 more weeks I'm giving Whitney a shower and the family is going to be staying at my house. We are going to be busy. This weekend Bryan and I both mentioned wanting him to start back to school just so our schedule WOULD HAVE TO slow down! But I do love spending time with my family and making fun memories!!!


Megan L Hutchings said...

There is nothing better than good, quality time with the familia ;)! You look so precious in all of your pics!

Melissa said...

oh that pizza looks good! i cannot eat pizza without ranch, it's so yummy together!!

Faith said...

How neat to get to spend that time with your family!
You look adorable by the way, and I love your cute top!

Betsy said...

I can so relate to the crazy family business! It's always so much fun, but it's tiring sometimes, too! :)

You look so cute in your pretty top!!

Sounds like a great weekend!

Jared said...

I really enjoyed laughing and visiting with you this weekend. I miss Papaw too. I think the older I get the more I understand who he was. I wish I was able to understand life and people back then how I do know. It was extremely strange that he wasn't at the reunion this year. Even though we were all different and sometimes crazy, he still loved showing us off to his siblings and their family. It was weird seeing Aunt Helen this weekend. She and Papaw have the same eyes, and I saw his looks so often when I looked at her.

Yes, please do come down sometime this fall...Even if you want solitude, you can hibernate in the guest room. Thank you for your kind words about my home...I kinda like it too!

Get've still got a busy month a head of ya! Love ya!

Kristen said...

I LOVE your top!!! So stinking cute!
I also love family time...isn't it the best?!
Glad to see you guys had such a great weekend. I'll be praying you guys are able to recover from the weekend :)

Candy said...

It looks like you had a great weekend with family! I love how your family is so close!

MiMi said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! It's so nice that you get to spend that time with your extended family. I hope that you have a good work week and manage to fit in a little rest somewhere before the next reunion!

Angela said...

Looks like a fun weekend! I LOVE ranch dressing with pizza (as if pizza isn't bad enough for us :))

Laura said...

What a great weekend! You are so fortunate to have such a special family. Enjoy those family reunions!

Kara said...

I love all of the photos of your family. Those are precious times in our life. That pizza looks so good, its 9:31 am I wonder if Pizza Hut is open yet? Just kidding.
It is hot in OK? It is going to be 103 today, what is August going to be like? Come on fall hurry and get here! Have a blessed week!

Kara-Is. 43:1-3

Heather said...

Oh, girl, I hear ya about starting the work week tired!! I was seriously contemplating using pencils to prop my eyelids open yesterday! I am so happy you got to spend some quality time with your family! What a great weekend.

Heather said...

That pizza looks delish and is making me want some for dinner!
I am from Oklahoma...went to OK State (sorry, I know you are a Sooner fan!) and this post made me miss home!

Leigh Ann said...

I'm with you on the Ranch dressing. There is something so wrong about dressing on pizza but yet something SOOOO right! It is delish!

Brooklyn said...

did you know that last weekend me you and vicki all had family reunions? wierd, huh? thanks again for last night. you are the best! we need to go out to joe's again w/ you guys. see ya tonight.

Nancy said...

What fun. The pizza looked great too!
Thanks for sharing. Family is so precious to us.