Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fun Weekend

You couldn't have had a prettier weekend. The evening was wonderful for watching the horse show. They had received some rain early Saturday morning so the arena was in good shape and you didn't have to worry about the dust. We set in the car with the windows down and couldn't have asked for a better location with a nice breeze all evening long. Ideal weather.
My brother and sister-in-law brought their grandchildren up to the horseshow and they got to ride in the lead in class. They thought that was awesome. Their mommy took lots of pictures and the ones you will see is what she took during the evening. 
Emma learning about Sister
Jake showing Colin how to hold his reins
Miss Emma with her new shirt and hat
Miss Emma will be starting kindergarten this fall and Colin will be in the first grade. She was going to ride on Cleo, but she was just to big of a horse. Sister was just the right size for her according to her.   Pat lead Sister with Emma and Jake lead Fregie with Colin.  Jake was giving Colin a lesson on holding the reins. He was wearing his white shirt and he looks so grown up. I am not ready for him to be in the 8th grade this fall.  They had fun and the kids were thrilled that they got to ride the horses. She thought she was really big. You can tell her hair is a little on the red side from her picture and she did inherit her mommy and grandma's curly hair. I have more pictures, but I wanted to tell you about the reunion. 
Five of my brothers and one sister was there. We took a picture of all of us together. We never know what the next year will bring with the health issues that my older two brothers have. We had extended family there as well. If it was a new face, you just asked who they were and who did they belong to. There was a nice turnout, but we were missing some to. A good time was held by all and that is the main thing. Of course, you always eat to much by time you sample this and that with the desserts that you need to try to.
We keep adding to the family. Four of my great nieces are expecting so we will be having some additions. I know there is well over 100 of us, but I don't know the actual count. The last time all of the brothers and sisters were together was my parents 50th wedding anniversary a long time ago. 
Hope you all have a good week.


Vickie said...

What a great weekend. Adorable pictures. :)

Susie said...

What cute children. Jake is a handsome fellow. I would have been over the moon riding a horse at their ages.:):) Smiles to all, Susie

Debby said...

That little girl is adorable in her western shirt. She looks so proud. Can't wait to see the family picture.
We had a little rain and it cooled down into the 80's, yeah.
Hope your week is a good one.

David said...

Shirley, Cute kids for sure. Nice to see that you got a little rain. My brother lives in KC KS and it's been nothing but miserable for him. Here in East Tennessee, we're still about a inch of rain over the average for the year to date. Everything is green and growing fast. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Sharon said...

Oh that Emma is a cutie. I also enjoyed seeing the waterfall From WA. I live in the foothills of the cascades here in WA. Hate to tell you but we hit 99 degrees Sat.

Cinderella Moments said...

All these handsome cowboys and cowgirl! That is just too cute! I can tell you are all having a great time.
Have fun changing your flower colors! LOL! Enjoy the rest of the week.

romance-of-roses said...

Hello dear friend Shirley,
This certainly did sound like a magnificent day for all. How wonderful that all of you were able to get together. Emma is darling and the boys look so grown up. Their is nothing like family. Hugs and prayers to you and your husband....Lu

piccolaceleste said...

ciao complimenti bella famiglia....bel blog a presto lu..

Mehul said...

I like that western shirt on that girl. nice post.

- Mehul
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