Sunday, June 26, 2011

Three Generations ~ Stay in Touch with Extended Family ~ plus Old Meets New = Priceless

Our family has a reunion once every 5 years...the first was in 1986.
(Yes, Amy was a baby...Emily was not here yet)
Emily and I traveled to North Dakota to join my mom in attending the event.
We enjoyed visiting with cousins
and 2nd cousins, once removed.
My mom received a gift for being the oldest in attendance.
She is 90.
Sidney May received a gift for being the youngest in attendance.
She is 5 weeks old.
Sidney's daddy, Craig, let my mom hold his precious daughter...
Thank you. 
That gift was priceless!
Such a sweet baby.

After a full day of visiting, good food, photo shoots, and games,
we brought mom back to her home...we settled into our hotel,
just in time for this...
This is the 2nd time this month that we have been in a hotel during a severe thunderstorm warning.
Both times we were lucky...this one just brought heavy rains, and the hail damage was to the south.
There are reports of water over the roads in places...hopefully, not on our road that leads to home!

Take care,
~Natalie

11 comments:

Pat said...

What a great tradition...keep thinking our family should do this. I know many would attend but no one would want to organized it. Love the photo of your Mom and the baby.

Suzanne said...

What priceless pictures! Loved this post!

Brenda said...

Beautiful pictures! I really love the one where your mom is holding that sweet little baby, priceless!! Looks like you all had a good time. Thankfully the weather wasn't any worse for you.

Brenda

Kathryn D. Duke said...

we are so blessed to have family and family that enjoy one another...
I never can understand the "once removed" thing, though!!

KATHY

jennifer768 said...

Awesome pics ! How wonderful that you have a pic of the oldest and the youngest in attendance.Love that pic.Glad the storm wasn't to bad for you. Thanks for sharing ,Jen

Sugar Mountain Mercantile said...

What a wonderful reunion! I just love the photo of your Mom (can't believe she's 90!) with the newest member of the family. So glad you shared those moments :)

Hugs,
Debbie

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I love family reunions ~ a great time to meet new family members and learn about family members in the past.
The photo of your Mom and the baby is priceless!
Hope you made it home safely
Prim Blessings
Robin

jdavissquared said...

How precious! I bet that made your mama's day.

Those clouds look pretty sinister! Glad they weren't too severe.

Brenda said...

Hey Nat...left you a message on facebook but forgot to leave my address for you...ha! I will email it to you.
Thanks again!
Brenda

SnazzyJazzie of Scrap & The City said...

hi natalie, just to let you know that i am back in cyberspace!! it has been such a long long time. great to see that your blog has a makeover and that your family is still as happy as ever.

Busy Bee Suz said...

A family reunion??? What a wonderful event to enjoy!!! So glad your Mom was there...and she sure does deserve a prize. The storm looks scary!!!!