Tuesday, August 11, 2009

a sea of red

each year, we as the mc-fam, come together for a reunion, the second sunday in august.
it's the original mc fam...4 sisters and a brother...all who have since passed on. but those of us that still remain, come together and eat and chat and well, a few other things.

only one of the original generation remains...my grandma...who married into the mc fam way back when...she's the sole matriarch now.
did you notice the red shirts? well, we have such a huge fam {just my grandparents have 8 kids, 27 grandkids and 34+ great-grandkids.}
the only way we can know who belongs to who is by color...we're red.

and poor aunt mary {my dad's little sis}, took care of the shirts for this year.
{i took this picture over an hour into the reunion...poor aunt mary...still dealing with shirts!}

but the biggest part of the reunion is family...hugs.
...and many many tickles and smiles
...and kisses too!
...and squirt guns...there's always squirt guns!

there's games...some are made up along the way...
we took java along this year...as you can see, she and brooke have a love/hate relationship.

paige and gab hang out...hide from the camera's any way they can!it was hotter than blazes, so b just grabbed a water and poured it over her head...pretty smart if you ask me!
...of course, gab cooled off the conventional way!

family is a very good thing...it's hard sometimes and we don't always see eye to eye, but god gave us family to show us love and teach us patience :)

thanks mc fam!

16 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

Love family reunions. Your matching shirts are great! Cute pictures & love the hugs!

Kacey R. said...

Family reunions are the best!!! And I LOVE that you all color coordinate - too cute!!!

WackyMummy said...

wow... looks like fun.... I have no idea what those family reunions are like-I've never met all my family. how do you keep track of so many people?! color shirts are the best idea!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

What a blast! I love family reunions too. It's priceless time spent together. (Java included. He really puked three times??)

Kimmy said...

Lovely pictures! You must edit them, huh? What priceless moments!!

Kel said...

It may not be conventional, but it sure is love! You're so blessed to have such a wonderful family - I love the red!! :)
~K

Elizabeth said...

I love family reunions. We only do one every 4 years though and do the colored shirts too!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

We havent had a family reunion in forever, and I miss it. I'm glad you all got together and reconnected!

Staci said...

How wonderful! Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!! How right you are about family teaching us patience and love.... I am going through some things with my mom and I needed to be reminded of that, so thanks!!

Becky said...

What a big beautiful family you have;)

Nicole said...

Great pictures! It's so much fun to have a big family. I wouldnt give it up for anything!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Looks like a wonderful, fun tradition!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

That is such a cool tradition!

angie said...

I love that you have a family reunion and that you think about the details like matching shirts to families!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful, beautiful family. I love this post. Your family is so beautiful! I can see it in their smiles. Absolutely beautiful! : )

Frizzy said...

What a great time! Love the shirt idea but that's a big job!