This past weekend we had a short (but sweet!) visit with some family we don't get to see too often! We try to make it to Grenada, Mississippi at least once a year. When we do, we get to see my mom's side of the family & my grandmother on my dad's side. And sometimes I get to see my dad's youngest brother & his wife, because they only live a couple of hours from Grenada. However, my dad also has 2 older brothers & they have kids & grandkids. I grew up seeing them around the holidays...for Thanskgiving or Christmas or both! But now all the cousins are grown & the great grandchildren are growing up (too fast, i might add!) & not everyone can get to Grenada each year.
This year I found out my Uncle Mike & Aunt Jean would be in Grenada for two weeks! They live in Montana & don't come down too often. Their daughter Michelle & her family would be there too! We decided to set a weekend to be there at the same time. And my Uncle George would be coming too & one of his sons & his family. Not everyone could make it, unfortunately, but I really was thrilled to see those who were able to be there!
The last time we all saw each other was in 2007... before I got back together with Brad! So my husband finally got to meet some of my family this weekend. :) YAY. Here are some pics!
Mom & Dad on their 35th anniversary! (Saturday, July 30th)
My cousin Michelle & her husband Tom
Sweet Mama Jo!
Mike & Michelle on our quick trip to Spencers!
BEST MILKSHAKES EVER!
My Uncle George, the photographer of the family. His is a Canon too! :)
Uncle George snapped this photo of us. I love it!
We went for a drive around the Grenada Lake!
Sweet Katie (2nd cousin) with my mama.
Michelle & Uncle Mike
My cousin's daughter, Payten, & her friend Lauren. Sweet girls!
Tom & Michelle laughing at something. :)
Me with my cousin Chris' wife, Kim. Love her!
This would be a great pic if my dad wasn't acting like such a
12 year old boy goofball! I had about 6 shots of this & one or all of them have goofy faces in them! This is Mama Jo with her four sons: Uncle George (the oldest), my dad (he's #3), Uncle Mickey (the baby) & Uncle Mike (#2)!
My cousin Chris (Uncle George's son) with his daughter Payten & her friend Lauren.
This is not everyone - but most of us - who made it!
We had a great time visiting everyone! It was crazy to me how much Katie, Cameron & J.T. grew since the last time we saw them (Tom & Michelle's kids...Cameron not pictured because poor thing was sick!)! And Payten too! All are great kids! And i really enjoyed being around the uncles & aunts & cousins again! So thankful for Mama Jo to host! So looking forward to the next time - hopefully sooner than 4 years from now! :)