Thursday, June 11, 2015

Family Reunion!

I've been too busy living life to blog about it or any thing else the last few weeks. I won't bore you with everything we've been doing, but I will say we had a wonderful family reunion for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary!

My parents with their grandchildren

We got all their descendants together for the first time in fifteen years, and in that time we grew by seven people--a granddaughter, three grandchildren-in-laws, and three great grandchildren!

My parents with their great grand children

The reunion happened here in our town just a few days after my parents temporarily moved in with us until their house is finished. Sixty years after leaving Iowa and Wisconsin, they have moved back to be near us for their last years--lots of years, we hope!

We're not a huge family. My parents have just my brother and I and my brother and his wife only have one child, so we total seventeen people.

But we live from Germany to Seattle, so getting us all together did take some organizational and negotiating skills. But we did it!

Mom and Dad were thrilled!

And you know I'll say it, all those dinners we had with Mom and Dad growing up, and all those dinners we had with our kids when they were growing up, helped make us a happy family today. It's worth it to eat together!

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