This time, everyone in the family made it out to the beach reunion, even if only for a couple of days. That means all 35 of us (plus Ellen!), and we have long outgrown a single beachhouse.
So we had two, and they were oceanfront and one had a pool (and a hot tub, and a game room!). It was my Grandpa's party and that's the way he wanted it and the rest of us managed to cope (somehow).
|Great Grandma in the sun|
|these two got along remarkably well together. hardly any screaming and punching! (well, relatively speaking...)|
|for the first half of the week, the water was perfect (and the jellyfish were pretty harmless)|
|Grandma feeding the birds|
|there was a kid out there skimboarding in the moonlight|
|in line for their turn!|
And it wouldn't be a family reunion without dancing, games, good eats and hot tamale candies!
|reunited with Great Uncle Jack! so much love...|
|could my parents be any happier...?|
|speech, speech! A big thank you to the (great) grandparents for having us all out to North Carolina!|