Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hail, Hail the Gang Was Here

Granddaughter SPS watching the waves

Our kids are scattered all over the States - Massachusetts, Washington, DC, Montana, Washington state, and California.   We have a blended family with a  grand total of eight kids.  It's really a challenge to get all of them on the same coast at the same time, and this year we were missing three, but we hope to get all of them together one of these days.

  I just read a comment on a blog complaining about the blogger going off-topic and posting pictures of kids.  So here's the disclaimer and  your chance to move on  - pictures of family and not much else to follow!

Looking angelic.

And playing killer croquet

The guys playing whiskey-fueled croquet.

Our annual picnic at Fort Stark.  It's a beautiful spot and we always do a bit of a more "formal" picnic here. That means we drink our bubbly in those classy clear plastic cups!    This year California daughter hired a photographer and we will soon have some professional pictures of our event .  Our pictures are usually missing the photographer or have that  frozen look you get  when you're not quite sure when the timer will actually snap the picture.

Stylin' ladies - California Daughter and granddaughter SPS

Boston Daughter and her guy SF being seriously photogenic.

SPS sharing a secret with DC Son.

Massachusetts Son and his wife GMK

Montana Daughter and Montana SIL, parents of SPS.  They are the best parents ever and our little SPS is one lucky little lady to be their daughter.

Working on an art project - bubble solution mixed with watercolors and blown onto card stock.  These papers will be the background for her summer vacation picture book. It's a treat to share creative mojo with her.

Happy grandparents!


  1. Sure looks like a happy bunch....would have liked to be a fly on the wall... and watched all the goings on.

    1. So much fun! They're a lively bunch when they are all together.

  2. Oh my goodness - those ruffled swimming suits on the little ones? Priceless! What a beautiful family in a quintessential summer setting.
    Fun, fun, fun.

    1. I agree, Barb - those little ruffles are so cute! It was so wonderful to have everyone together.
      THanks for stopping by!

  3. Lovely to see all those smiles!

    A happy, healthy family. (Does it get any better than that?)

    1. It doesn't - not in my book, at least! The kids are all very different, but very close, and as the book I used to read to them says, there is "no fighting, no biting"!


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