So since our family is SO huge, we tried to organize a family reunion at our family's winery. We had so much fun and got to see alot of people we don't see very often, however, we didn't even make a dent in how many family members were there. Last time we had a reunion like this, I was about 8. I remember we had a squirt gun war and then a bunch of people went skinny dipping in the pond, to which us younger kids threw their clothes in the tree, which we rubbed in every chance we got. The difference this year was that we were the parents. It is so cool that in our generation, we are so close in age, anywhere from 3 to 4 years older or younger and have always remained very close. Now our kids are the same age difference, if not closer. For example, Sage is 9 months younger than Avery and then 9 or so monts older than Eli. At this reunion, we had about 20 kids under the age of 8, ranging from 14 months to 8 years old, and then Uncle Charlie who is 10. They are so close in age, that they will grow up just like we did, which I think is so great! I told my cousin Andy (whose clothes ended up in the tree) that the view is a little different when you are the parent, and he totally agreed. The people who were parents at the last reunion are the grandparents now and loving it, letting their grandkids have whatever they want!
It is so important to me that our family stay close throughout the years and that our kids maintain a relationship like we did growing up. Aunt Marlene is the last remaining sibling, making this reunion all of the more special. I just wish more people could come. We won't wait this long to have the next reunion next time. I hadn't seen most of my cousins who came from South Carolina in a really long time, so it was great to spend time and bond with them. All in all the kids, parents and grandparents had a great time. I took most of the pictures so aren't in alot of them, and I didn't post all of them on here because there are over 180 of them, so if anyone at the reunion wants a disk let us know. Katy and Becky have copies of the disk to copy for their family and I have one for my family and one I am going to send to Bob and Karen. If anyone has any other pictures please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paying the Bills Her new favorite thing is to stuff herself in small spaces
Wow it has been a while, I am not quite sure where to start. Let's see, we did our annual trip to Seaside at the beginning of June with my parents for our sturgeon trip. Turns out not so much the "sturgeon fishing trip" as it was the "take Sage on the Merry Go Round multiple times a day" trip. She just loved the "ROUND". Hettie and Scott came down for a few days and we were able to go to the aquarium to feed the seals and go shopping and fly kites. Jeramy, Scott and I went on the bumper cars. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Jeramy decided to tell everyone, "That is my wife...get her" and since I was the only girl, they did.
When we first went down to the beach and took of Sage's shoes she didn't want to touch the sand. Then out of no where she took off like a bolt in a Zig Zag pattern and headed straight for the ocean. She proceeded to jump in every tiny puddle there was. Since Jeramy wasn't with us for the entire week, Mom was on chasing duty, but I just let her run wild...she was fearless and headed right into the ocean. Boy was I exhausted at the end of that day.
Well this is a start, I have so much to catch up on, like our family reunion and 4th of July celebration! But now we are going to go outside and enjoy the sunshine while it is out...FINALLY!
Jeramy and I got married on October 1st, 2006 in Las Vegas. We have since moved into a new house and had our beautiful baby daughter Sage. She of course completes our family which also includes our Chocolate Lab Toby and Jack-a-Bea Lami.