"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose."
The day after we came home from the beach was our Family Reunion, from my Dad's side of the family. It is so hard to get everyone together. We took Cole, Carter, Chloe and Cali with us. Christopher, Troy and Bethany were at Messiah's soccer camp and Jen and Jake were waiting for the arrival of the baby. We had a good time visiting with aunts, uncles and cousins. Our family is getting smaller in one way and larger in another, if that makes sense. Older ones are leaving us but new ones are being born almost every year.
We all have so many good memories of when we were growing up. Grandma and Grandpa would always have a Christmas Eve party for the whole gang, and that was alot of people under one roof. I remember of going to my Uncles farm and riding the horses. Every summer we went to the beach with aunts, uncles and cousins. My one aunt always made sticky buns to share. The men caught flounder and the ladies cooked it, among other things, and had a big family picnic. Lots of weddings, bridal showers and baby showers go along with the memories. We will continue to make memories.
It was raining so I didn't get many pictures.