Monday, August 15, 2022


 We had such a great time this past Saturday.

It was our nephew Mike and his wife Laurie's 40th anniversary and their 60th birthdays.

Their kids decided to give them a party to celebrate and finally get everyone together.

Mike comes from a large family. There are 6 siblings.  Each is married and has a boat load of kids too.

Mike and Laurie have 6 kids too.. 4 married with kiddos and 2 on the waiting list.

All that to say..when family gets together there are people all over the place.

I believe there were over 70 at this BBQ get together.

I'm so grateful that our son Steve and his wife drove us the 2 hours to the mountains where they live.

I only took a few photos but I believe eventually we will get a group photo which I will post.

Mike is a county sheriff.

All of Mike's sisters are fantastic cooks, do catering and one sister just retired from teaching Jr. High kids home economics.
Wendy made all the desserts, wedding cake and 2 types of cobbler and cookies.
The other family made pulled pork and beef brisket plus all the trimmings.
This family KNOWS how to eat!!

It was suggested that people wear western attire in honor of their wedding 40 years ago.
Both bride and groom were in western outfits and arrived at the church in a horse and buggy.
So much fun then and now.

Here's our son Steve and his wife Sigrid enjoying the perfect temperatures and visiting with cousins
we haven't seen since Dave's brother's funeral 6 years ago.


That's what it's all about.

A wonderful day

Full of laughter, chats, terrific food and renewed relationships.

We are blessed and thankful.


Ginny Hartzler said...

This all looks awesome! And I love the little girl in the big hat! I hope Steve had a great time as well.

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely amazing celebration!!! They know how to party right!!!!
So happy you and Dave were part of the fun!
Love and prayers for you both every day….Linda C

MadSnapper said...

since I love all things western, I would love a party like this. so happy for them and for your family able to get that many people together in one place

Hootin Anni said...

This is a family get-together for a family magazine!!! Such a loving story. My goodness. Incredible.

Belated happy anniversary & birthdays.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What an awesome party and the location looks lovely. That's a lot of people. I'm so glad you all got to get together to celebrate. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to them!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That looks like a fun and relaxed time.

Marie Smith said...

I couldn’t imagine such a large family. Fun times by the sound of it!

Wanda said...

Oh Sue! How fun. I'm so glad some happy days are coming our way. Love the pictures and wanted to jump into the photo for some of that delicious dessert!!!
Don is doing so much better. Got some new wheels. On his way to recovery from all that water weight! PTL. Will post his new wheels today!! Love and Hugs.

sandy said...

That must have been a fun and delicious get together for celebrations.

Rose said...

What a great day that must have been. I am so glad you got to go