We had a wonderful gathering on the 4th, including the newlyweds and the newborn. The only person missing was Anna Marie.
I love this big, happy family and am grateful for God’s mercy.
Family events don’t just happen. Mom puts the work into planning and shopping for it, Mom and the girls prep food, Dad grills, AND Gigi provides the finances for holiday meals. Our family is now 30+ strong, and that’s a lot of (little and big) mouths to feed!
We started out with big people chatting, and little ones enjoying activities in the yard and hanging around. It was a humid, warm evening, and storms began to pop up. So, the guys called for the decision to move into the garage. This family set in motion like a well-oiled machine. Old and young alike jumped into gear, moving people, food, chairs, and things all the way to the front. We made quick work of it!
The rest of the evening we enjoyed great fellowship, more outside time, and then Joseph brought out some pop-its, smoke balls, and sparklers for the kids. Everyone gathered and watched the little show.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”