Here is my
Thanksgiving ReliveIt! post.
I smooshed "relive" and "it"
together to coin the term I have for
combing through my pictures and reliving and processing all of the joy and fun afterwards.
The problem is that I have 380 pictures
to go through.
I'm also trying to make my posts
not so long for those
of you who
actually enjoy READING them.
So, today I'll go heavy handed with the photos and light on the words.
Long story short:
We had a rockin' time
reconnecting with family.
Precious and fantastic
Our hearts are full.
That's not all that's full.
I feel like this:
Pretty sure we all look like this:
(Grandma "G" collects pigs)
Here's why we are so FULL
It's because a lot of this:
The cousins that were able to make the trip.
You can see that the cousins are now multiplying.
took apples to the horses across the road
Calli took this awesome picture!
Grace is Queen of the Silliest Face
OOps! I cropped out the gynormous bon fire.
sometimes we get ourselves in a pickle
Way more fun than the scooter I had in high school.
Brothers and sisters missing Joanna
and definitely not cooperating with the three
photographers with the patience of Job.
This is what I got when I asked them if I could take a kissy picture.
There was also lots of skyping-
We are thankful for Skype enabling us to visit-Joanna, Andrea, Tony, Rocky, Heather, Katy, Breanna, Jo-Jo, James and Rachel-we missed you all terribly.
Don't forget the Marshmallow fight, the bon fire, the $2.50 each for 7 pizzas night, the dance party in the girls trailer, the hours of long boarding, and the boys hideout with the Blue Moon.
All so much fun!
So you can see why our hearts are sooo full.
This is a place where you can be YOU.
There is no expectation to perform
It's about letting your hair down with people who love you even when you are obnoxious,
even when you lose a temper (it wasn't me),
a few or all of your marbles, or even a dog (sad but true-and looong story)
even when you try something new and daring,
even when you aren't there,
and even when you take a zillion pictures of them right in their face.
I sure hope I got everybody in this post.
To all the Gilmore Clan,
(it is a clan- there were 35 of us represented in these pics and tons of people were missing.)
I love you so much!
You show me the beauty and richness in simplicity, togetherness, and big family.
It was a wonderful few days of laughter,
love and memories that I will cherish.
Yes, all the gorgeous faces in these pics are immediate family, Grandma and Grandpa "G"s kids, their kids (the cousins) and Haddie represents the third generation (second cousins-so far there are 3 with 2 on the way), and as I said before there were a lot missing.
17 to be accurate!