My family gathered together this past weekend to surprise and honor Grandma Vera!!! There were 50+ of us present to celebrate Mother’s Day together. It was HEAVENLY!!!! I love my family so much. My family is the most loving, fun loving, accepting, down to earth family there is. I miss you all so much! I loved just hanging out all weekend watching you and visiting with you. Thank you Aunt Kelli and Cousin Debbie for exercising your hospitality gifts this weekend. Thank you for opening your homes to us!
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Grandma and her six daughters Marlis, Marilyn, Nita, Linda, Kathryn and Kelli!
Aunt Marlis painted a beautiful picture of Grandma playing her guitar. The title, Strings of Love, says it all!
Grandma and her six girls went out to eat a special meal at Cracker Barrel.
Grandma and her ornery grandkids! Wow! Our group picture has changed a lot over the years!! Now I totally know what it feels like to be attacked by camera toting paparazzi!
Grandma’s Great Grandkids!! Our babies!
The food was out of this world! Thank you Cousin Justin for the lamb!! We also feasted on grilled sirloin, pork, chicken, burgers and hot dogs. The men did a fabulous job feeding us!!! Aunt Linda’s apple pie and jello salad, Debbie’s homemade bread, Mrs. R.’s potato salad, Erin’s cookies, Kiki’s dip were all scrumptous! I know I’m leaving a lot out. My pants are tight!!!
See how loving our family is? Uncle Alex enjoys smooching Uncle Butch!
Lots of hugs! Aunt Kathryn and I.
Of course, we HAD to go garage saling!!
We love to serve one another. Aunt Kathryn delights in painting Aunt Marlis’ (Tootsie’s) toenails!
Lots of gifts were given. We were welcomed to our hotel with roses and sparkling juice and rich chocolate. Thank you Cousin Debbie and Aunt Kelli!!
Grandma loves her little dog, Lucy!
We consumed a lot of coffee and chocolate covered coffee beans!!
We are all cowgirls at heart!
Our kids wrote a song and sang it to us!
Aunt Kelli. The hostess with the mostest!
We found crawdads, snakes, minnos and poop eating butterflies!
The kids LOVED playing in the river.
Grandma sparkled all weekend!!!!!
Jessica and the girls fell in love with Cousin Erin and Cousin Alexis. Thanks girls! Your time and attention meant so much!
Mom’s gift to Grandma, a beautiful butterfly quilt.
Aunt Kathryn and Aunt Kelli’s lily ponds are beautiful.
Grandma is a sports FANATIC. She had visitors to her room to watch Nascar and baseball.
The men sought the sanctuary of the living room and the TV.
The kitchen was busy and full and I miss it. I hope to see y’all again soon! I am heartsick for each of you!
The word for the weekend was acclimated!
ac·cli·mate ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-klmt, kl-mt)
tr. & intr.v. ac·cli·mat·ed, ac·cli·mat·ing, ac·cli·mates
To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt.
I challenge you to use this word several times this week!
Don’t forget to check out my gallery so you can see my Grandma, Mom and all my Aunts, Uncles and Cousins! I know I’m leaving so much out but I know we’ll cover everything in the comment section!