Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Cast of Characters

Everybody's family reunion has lots of photos of people standing around, eating, laughing, doing stuff...I took some individual photos of my family in addition to the other types...I love closing in and trying to catch people when I think they are not looking!  Here's my big family...

There are a couple people missing, youngest daughter, Kerry...she was unable to come out to Arizona..she's working very hard at her schooling to become a teacher...We sure hope she will be able to come next time with her fiance. Here's a photo of my daughter, Kerry...Also, my brother, Bill and his wife, Linda and their family. They were not able to make it either. I don't have good recent photos of them to post...They were missed, too!

My goofy nephew
Here are a couple of "action" shots and a couple of my favorite ones from the last few days...
A young boy on our trail ride fell in love with his horse

My little cousin Katie, who I made a knitted doll for

Cowgirl Sparky
off the beaten path in Jerome
So there we are....heading our different ways's been a busy few days, but we have had a wonderful time catching up with everyone. We came together for a great "closing" dinner last night at a wonderful Italian restaurant called Cucina Rustica. It was wonderful to get everybody together for one final meal. We sat outside and laughed and talked till the skies got dark and the stars came out. It's always hard to say goodbye to family, especially when they are all spread out like we are---Washington state, Michigan, California, Massachusetts, and Indiana...We are very lucky that we were able to do this and have almost everyone come in. It's always sad to say goodbye, but we know we will plan another reunion a few years out from now...My mother, who's passed away, always felt that it was important that we get together as a family even when we are far apart. She made us promise we would do that after she was gone.. Love you Mom...We had a wonderful time!

Safe travels everyone!  Love, Jeannie and Eldy


  1. What a good looking family!!! Your Mom would be proud.

  2. These are great pictures of your family. It sounds like it all worked out very well. That's a tall order with so many people from so many different places.