Posted by: Amy | July 15, 2009

Our Annual Family Reunion

Every year our family makes a trip to West Virginia the weekend of the Fourth of July for our annual family reunion.  These trips are very fun and special to us.  My boys especially enjoy going. 

My father-in-law grew up in the hills of WV, and the family still owns the property.  Many of the family members spend the week prior to the reunion camping up there.  We have yet to join them, as our children are still small.  But, this year we did get to make a trip up with my father-in-law to hang out for a bit.  I will include pictures of our trip to “Left Fork Milam Creek Road” in my next post.

Here are a few pictures of the actual reunion… 

We always do one big group photo of all who could make it.  We included a special message for one cousin who couldn't be there.

We always do one big group photo of all who could make it. We included a special message for one cousin who couldn't be there.

This is just our part of the family, minus one of my husband's sisters who couldn't make it.

This is just our part of the family, minus one of my husband's sisters and her family who couldn't make it.

Three of the cousins graduated high school this year.  They each got their own cake to celebrate!

Three of the cousins graduated high school this year. They each got their own cake to celebrate!

We have t-shirts made every year with a different saying on them.  This year's t-shirt was planned for the graduates.  I especially like the saying on the back.

We have t-shirts made every year with a different saying on them. This year's t-shirt was planned for the graduates. I especially like the saying on the back.

The kids have gotten use to the tradition of playing on the slip n' slide.  This year, my husband brought along an old billboard sign to use for a HUGE slip n' slide.  The kids would get slicked down with oil and off they went!

The kids have gotten use to the tradition of playing on the slip n' slide. This year, my husband brought along an old billboard sign to use for a HUGE slip n' slide. The kids would get slicked down with oil and off they went!

Our trips to WV always include MUD!

West Virginia024

I don't now what was more fun, the slip n' slide, or the puddle of mud at the bottom...lol!

Squishing and looking for worms...lol!

Squishing and looking for worms...lol!

Even the big boys get muddy!

Even the big boys get muddy!

The actual reunion always takes place at one particular Aunt and Uncle’s home.  All around their home include fun adventures for the little ones. 
More outside adventures...

My boys found a tree that was just their size...

Another reunion tradition includes a game or two of volleyball!
Another reunion tradition includes a game of volleyball.

This game includes family members of all ages. :-)

These are just a few of the many fun moments of our experience.  I never seem to take enough pictures!  This next one happens to be one of my favorites, though.

Little Cousin H and Little C showing some patriotism. :-)

Little Cousin H and Little C showing some patriotism. :-)

My next post will include pictures of our trip up the mountain!

 

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Responses

  1. Looks like you all had a great time! It’s great that your family actually wants to get together ;)
    Corey


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