The reunion was a little crazy, a bit fraught with accidents and trips to the ER and doctors' offices, quite loud with 12 people all talking at the tops of their voices at the same time ... but I am quite glad we have this as a priority every year, so we all get to see each other at least once a year. It's the only time I can be certain I'll see my sister and her family, in particular, and I miss them a lot when I can't be around them. So we do it even though it's nutso because it's also wonderful and fun.
This photo captures the best of the weekend. All the kids getting along, eating ice cream and making messes on themselves and having fun.
Thanks so much to my terrific parents for hosting the event, putting me and Adam up in a hotel (not everybody fits in their house anymore, due to the extended family's procreational success); to my bro and his wife for driving over with their kids from CT; to my sister and her husband for flying up from AL with theirs; to Adam for using miles to fly us there and also just for making the schlep with me to this crazy loud event. I'm really happy and lucky that I have family I love and like so much.
My fabric from Spoonflower came!
One more thing that I didn't post earlier (I was a little overwhelmed before): Here is my lovely birthday present from Adam:
Isn't it beautiful?
He also threw me a terrific birthday party in the back yard and lots of wonderful friends came and ate shrimp and burgers and pie and sang H.B.D.(tm) to me. It was great.
Isn't he a sweetie and a true keeper?