I grew up far away from much of our family and relatives, though I always have had a special place for each of them and am grateful for each memory and time spent together. Yesterday we attended the Madsen Family Reunion at my grandparent’s cabin. My grandfather and his sister were there leading the crew, lots of my dad’s cousins were there with their spouses, and a few of my aunts and uncle were there as well. It was not a huge reunion, yet, it gave us the chacne to visit with nearly everyone there.
One of the things that touched me most was my beautiful Aunt Debra (pictured above), keeping an eye out for the explorer when he had taken a tumble. She made his day by taking him on a 4-wheeler ride, just his pace…he didn’t want to get off!
Plenty of porch time was enjoyed.
A wild game of bocce ball in the weeds, tall grass, up gravel hills and down again.
The kiddos had all sorts of fun.
We enjoyed the scenery and walked all over.
The swing I’d only seen in my cousins’ blogs…oh, what fun!
The dancer feel in love with the swing…this gal has guts.
After she’d had a few turns, the builder “tried and he liked it!”
So much fun to see everyone…it was a beautiful time.
Have you been reunion-ing this Summer?
Looks like fun! I just got to spend the past week with my fam. It’s so renewing.
I love the family photo you have posted. 🙂 You have a lovely family!
Thanks! Its hard to be the photographer and be in the picture. So photographically speaking, I don’t love it. But we are all looking at the camera and mostly smiling so that is as much as we can ask for with 12 people.