Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Family Reunion at the Beach

If you're going to have a family reunion and you want to have fun, go to the beach!  This is such a perfect place to play, dig in the sand & meet all those new relatives that have joined your family.

Thank you to all those that put this together, my two brother's for hosting the Thatcher clan at their places & for the Oregon weather; for not raining on us until the day I flew back home.  I'm  hoping we can do this again in two years and that more of my children will be able to attend.

Day One - Built a sand sculpture with my nieces and grand nieces & nephews.
Day Two - built another sand sculpture with more family it helps to have artistic nieces like Jennifer.
Joy & Joy - love this girl!

Spending time with my granddaughter:
Day Three - introduce my Andrea & granddaughter to Old Country Kitchen - YUMMY!

Monday, July 28, 2014

4th of July Weekend - Illinois

I'm a little behind on this post but here's a glimpse into our 4th of July weekend in Illinois:
Sunday, John blessed our beautiful granddaughter.  So so glad we got to be there for this event.  To see more photos of her dress go HERE.

Love their smiles!
Loved that Brittany & Brian's family drove all the way to spend the weekend with us - it just made our trip even more special.