My brother, Dennis, came in for the Labor Day weekend, so Mom decided to have a little get-together "up the hill" on Sunday afternoon. We grilled burgers and dogs and had plenty of fixin's and desserts.
Not everyone was able to make it. My brother, Jim (#2), and his wife are on vacation. My sister, Kristin (#11), lives about 4 hours away and won't be back up until October. My oldest sister, Cathy (#1), lives in Washington State, but other than that, we were all there.
Mom and Dad have a HUGE back deck that has lots of seating. About five years ago, my Dad lost his right leg and the boys (my brothers) made the deck handicap accessible. Dad has a golf cart that he uses a lot to get around with on his property... it parks on the back deck so he can get to it easily. (Love that they set a speed limit for "Speedy John".)
Finding a quiet spot to sit and eat (and visit) can be somewhat difficult at our family functions. David and Jack utilized my Dad's golf cart. No matter where we are, those two always end up with their heads together anyway. (Remember, cousins AND brothers-in-law!)
I'm surprised they were even able to sit there. The cart's a big hit with the little ones... you can't hardly keep them off of it!
My brother, Kevin (#10), and his girlfriend, Kristy.
My mom and me.
My sister, Sharon (#9).
My sister, Valerie (#4), working on the dessert.
Sisters (well, the ones that were there) - Valerie, me, Sharon, Mom and Suzanne (#3), who doesn't like to have her picture taken, not that any of us do!
I got the grand kids together and MADE them take a picture. I guess they all think they're getting too old for stuff like that. You can probably guess that this is only a very few of my parents' grand kids. I think they have 28 in total... and 10 great grandchildren (sorry, if that's wrong, Mom).
With a big family, you never know what might occur when you all get together ... but the only casualty of the day was one very charred hot dog that got left on the grill. We had a great time and enjoyed catching up with one another.
I hope your Labor Day weekend was fun and relaxing!