IT'S NOT EASY BEING A SOUTHERN BELLE-EVEN AFTER YEARS OF PRACTICE!













Monday, May 26, 2008

FAMILY!

What is a family reunion? Sweet little Jack with a reminder of what he has eaten on his face & shirt
Cousins laughing, catching up & comparing stories

Mothers with sweet babies on their hips



Poppa & Honey with 2 sweet pianist


The next generation trying out the long forgotten "Tree House"




Sweet Innocence





A cousin's "Sweetie" trying to figure out what he has gotten himself into






Two generations sharing a moment of play








The youngest family member and her sweet Mother







Cousins-propping and philosophising








Older Cousins entertaining the younger cousins











A Cousin's Duet











Finally after a long hot play time-dunking your head into the ice bucket












A Wet- Tired, but happy cousin












Ice Cream & Chocolate Syrup on the Deck
What a wonderful & sweet time with family! We were talking this afternoon that there is no other social system quite like your family. We had a great time and were only missing two cousins & a spouse. Quite a turnout for the "First Annual Family Reunion". I was slightly chastised since there were no "Reunion Tee shirts". I will remember to put someone ELSE in charge of that next year. We kept things really simple and concentrated on just enjoying each other. The children entertained themselves in high fashion. The crowning end to the day was when they all started filling water bottles with ice water from ice bucket and pouring it on each other. The simplest of things are always the best of things. A great success and looking forward to next year already.
Thank you God for the blessing of family!
Off to Erie- HEY ERIE- here I come!
































7 comments:

Ann Miller said...

WE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME!!!!! The house looks great, but the "feeling" remains the same...home.

Deb said...

A good looking crew those Jameses!
I think your house was perfect for the family reunion with your awesome deck and new kitchen. I haven't been to any of these events in years and years, but I remember the feeling of them as a young kid and teen and although I didn't know everyone (....they were always huge events) it was a good feeling to know you were part of a clan and there was always a lot of laughing and hugs.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Your kitchen looks amazing in that pic!!! I really like the cabinets!

Nice looking family!

Anonymous said...

great job mom!

Adrian said...

We had a wonderful time! Thank you for opening your home to us. I will get in touch with you about the family pictures when you return from Erie. Tell Camille and Adam we missed them (Powers, too).

Adrian said...

We had a wonderful time! Thank you for opening your home to us. I will get in touch with you about the family pictures when you return from Erie. Tell Camille and Adam we missed them (Powers, too).

Brooke & Freeland said...

so fun to have all the family together! I love that I recognize most of them from the wedding! Hopefully Cam & Adam can be there next time!