Last weekend we drove out to Oklahoma for a family reunion! It was my dad’s dad & his siblings. So my grandparents and great aunts & uncles. And all their kids. And all their kids’ kids. And their kids’ grandkids. Which makes for kind of a huge group. And we weren’t even all present!
Christopher and I are at the bottom right. And the rest of those people… well… they’re my family. 🙂
Lots of old family photos came out and my mom put together a family tree so all my second cousins and I could figure out how we were related. 😉 Speaking of, I really enjoyed getting to know my extended family! I’ve grown up close to all of my grandfather’s siblings, but I didn’t really know their kids or grandkids. So I really enjoyed that about this weekend! 🙂
We had a chicken foot tournament. Yes, this is really the name of the game. You play it with dominoes. However, the rules are a little fuzzy depending on who you ask. Every round you had to switch tables and every table I played at had different rules, ha!
There was a bouncy house for the kids to play in… and by “kids” I mean everyone under 14 and me. 😉 It was fun! And exhausting. Those kids wore me out, ha! Also, my one year old nephew couldn’t fall asleep in his pack & play because it was so noisy with everyone playing games. So my brother found a reprieve in the bouncy house with Jackson. Austin found them later and fell asleep too. It was pretty precious. 🙂
I played SO HARD over this weekend. There were silly times and sweet snuggles and throwing balls and frisbees and chasing kids everywhere. I was exhausted at the end of every day, ha!
My brother and his kiddos were able to come and I was SO excited to see them! I hadn’t seen them since last year when Jackson was newborn. I sure do love these little rascals!
My nephew, Austin, latched on to me on Friday when we arrived and stayed in my arms for the next hour while I caught up with my brother. It was absolutely wonderful. 🙂
We had a wonderful time together! It was so good to see all my great aunts & uncles and to get to know the rest of my extended family!
Did you grow up close to great aunts & uncles?