Family Reunion – Day 2

The 2nd day of our re-union was hosted by Aunt Iris’ family, the McCleary’s.  It had been a few years since we had all had the chance to visit – their family has grown so much, adding new daughter-in-laws and adding new babies which is always fun!  I am sure Aunt Iris is watching and smiling!  Her family is beautiful and a delight to be around!

The youngsters are visiting with Uncle Ron - I am sure he is only sharing words of wisdom!
The youngsters are visiting with Uncle Ron – I am sure he is only sharing words of wisdom!
Cousins!
Cousins!
I tried to get a photo of her not smiling - not going to happen - ALWAYS SMILING!
I tried to get a photo of her not smiling – not going to happen – ALWAYS SMILING!
Nice kick!
Nice kick!
Great throw!
Great throw!
Aunt Carol is watching the kids in the field!
Aunt Carol is watching the kids in the field!
What do you mean I need to take a nap?
What do you mean I need to take a nap?
Aunt Carol and Jared.  What a wonderful young man he has turned out to be!
Aunt Carol and Jared. What a wonderful young man he has turned out to be!
As our hosts the McCleary's had us singing for our dinner - the table that performed the best gets to line up first!
As our hosts the McCleary’s had us singing for our dinner – the table that performed the best gets to line up first!
Uncle Kenny and Chad are serving up the beverages
Uncle Kenny and Chad are serving up the beverages
Little toot is not quite sure about this singing for our dinner part!
Little toot is not quite sure about this singing for our dinner part!
After dinner entertainment included each branch of the family introducing their clan.  The McCleary's started us off, they sang a song about their families set to the Sound of Music!
After dinner entertainment included each branch of the family introducing their clan. The McCleary’s started us off, they sang a song about their families set to the Sound of Music!
Here they are all lined up!
Here they are all lined up!
Aunt Carol's family was up next for introductions.  Aunt Carol and Uncle Ron had to leave early so it was left to Darin and Lynn to tell us all about the Jones.
Aunt Carol’s family was up next for introductions. Aunt Carol and Uncle Ron had to leave early so it was left to Darin and Lynn to tell us all about the Jones.
Trying to look official!
Trying to look official!  (not too sure about that t-shirt!)
Sending it off to his point man.....
Sending it off to his point man…..
It took a flow chart to introduce the Jones!
It took a flow chart to introduce the Jones!
My sweet brother-in-law started our branches introductions.  He told stories of his dad while they were growing up - Linda and Corey followed up with more stories.  I enjoyed it so much that I didn't even take photos!  We miss you GRANDPA KEN!  You are remembered!
My sweet brother-in-law started our branches introductions. He told stories of his dad while they were growing up – Linda and Corey followed up with more stories. I enjoyed it so much that I didn’t even take photos! We miss you GRANDPA KEN! You are remembered!
My beautiful niece and....
My beautiful niece and….
Our branch also sprouted a couple of new leaves this year.  2 little (grand nieces to me) joined our family in 2014!  This one is learning what it means to be Green!
Our branch also sprouted a couple of new leaves this year. 2 little (grand nieces to me) joined our family in 2014! This one is learning what it means to be Green!

So many memories that just cannot be put into words or photos!

Dee

 

Rejoicing in Being Green!

This past July we travelled with grandchildren in tow to Utah for the bi-annual Green’s family reunion.  Here is a recap of our first day of re-uniting.

The view as we start our day - this is from my brother-in-laws back yard.
The view as we start our day – this is from my brother-in-laws back yard.
I decided I needed a better photo so I ventured out to the street (probably still in my pajamas)
I decided I needed a better photo so I ventured out to the street (probably still in my pajamas)

Prior to heading to Oakley to visit with Corey’s family we stopped by Grandma Pat’s house.  We are so glad some of the Chatwin cousins could stop by to visit too!

A Great Lady with her Great-Grandchildren
A Great Lady with her Great-Grandchildren

While Corey’s dad is no longer with us his spirit lives on through his children and their children and grandchildren!

Aunt Iris is also no longer with us – but her family is strong and so enjoyable to be with.

Aunt Carol’s family travels from Idaho to join in the festivities and they are a FUN bunch!

Here are a few random photos of the generations as we celebrate being family!

Sleeping babes....
Sleeping babes….
oh so very curious when awake
oh so very curious when awake

My niece, Chandler was in charge of activities for the first evening – she had gathered all of the items necessary for some really fun family games.  Both of my grandchildren agreed this was one of their favorite parts of the trip!

And the games begin - Kaylene was really getting into it!
And the games begin – Kaylene was really getting into it!
Kids of all ages enjoyed putting nylons on their heads and knocking over water bottles
Kids of all ages enjoyed putting nylons on their heads and knocking over water bottles
This game was geared to the adults due to difficulty.  Did not deter Mr. B!
This game was geared to the adults due to difficulty. Did not deter Mr. B!
Rejoicing in a WIN!
Rejoicing in a WIN! (and sporting a beautiful bracelet made by Little Toot for all of her family!)
Sweet Girl!
Sweet Girl!
The cookie game - Aunt Linda, Little Toot and the young man that shares my birthday!
The cookie game – Aunt Linda, Little Toot and the young man that shares my birthday!
And the winner is.....
And the winner is…..
Sweet Victory!
Sweet Victory!
Do they get any cuter?
Do they get any cuter?
My husband - I haven't seen those moves in a long time!
My husband – I haven’t seen those moves in a long time!
Christy is always fun to be around - those are tea bags on her hat!
Christy is always fun to be around – those are tea bags on her hat!
Trying to get the tea bags on top of the hat!
Trying to get the tea bags on top of the hat!
Walking with a ping-pong ball to the cup is not as easy as it sounds - but it is a really fun game to watch!
Walking with a ping-pong ball to the cup is not as easy as it sounds – but it is a really fun game to watch!
And this young man was so kind to my grandson who adopted him!
And this young man was so kind to my grandson who adopted him!  Following him EVERYWHERE!
What?
What?
You are taking another picture?
You are taking another picture?
Christy and Uncle Ron
Christy and Uncle Ron

We plan our family reunion around the 24th of July, which is a BIG holiday in Utah.  It is Pioneer Day and there are parades, carnivals and rodeos as well as TON’s of fireworks!  I must say that there are actually too many fireworks, they go on well past midnight in many neighborhoods!

And our night ends
And our night ends
Little Toot made sure I took some good photos of the perfect ending to a perfect day!
Little Toot made sure I took some good photos of the perfect ending to a perfect day!

More to come on our adventures at the Green’s Family Reunion – 2014

Dee