Saturday, April 18, 2015

Some Days

Some days are diamonds, some days are stones. Today was more like a diamond. We had a yard full of family and friends.

My nephew Haven and Niece Jayna showed up a few hours before the crowd began to arrive to prepare the cookers, and fry the fries and hushpuppies.

Then at 4 pm everyone else began to arrive bringing in cakes, brownies, and other goodies. At one point we needed traffic control in our small community.

We had over 30 people  in our house and backyard. At one point I had to walk I had to walk next door and when I headed back, I could hear music, the sound of laughter. I took a lot of pictures, but I still didn't get everyone.

Today was a gift.


  1. What fun! I think the best things in life are family and friends celebrating being together with food and laughter...and music just makes it complete! Love all the pics of the gathering. Old and young enjoying each other's company. What great memories for the young kiddos! Glad the weather was nice too!

  2. Anonymous10:37 PM

    There's nothing as good as a day with friends & family!!

  3. Just look at all those big smiles. I get a feeling that it was not just your heaven but that you shared with everyone.

  4. Yes, "Today was a gift", as your photos are a gift to us. I can feel the good cheer and happiness. I did get to grandson's t-ball game today and there was fun, but an hour later I was back home clearing a fenceline. Your pictures and description fill out happy socializing for me. Thanks.

  5. Oh this looks like so much fun. It reminds me of my ex's family. I am still great friends with my ex. His family is wonderful and we would have gatherings at mom and dad's home-they had 5 kids and with spouses, their kids and dogs-there were 24 people and about 11 dogs! Now mom and dad have since passed and my one bro in law just died in Feb so cherish these memories they are full of sweetness

  6. What a wonderful day for you all. Definitely a diamond day !

  7. Yes I agree, definitely a diamond day. I'm so glad you posted all these great photos. That is quite a large gathering and the food looks so tasty. Everyone look so happy to be there. Gatherings like these goes a long way to keep family together.
    I had to laugh at Jordan hamming it up for the camera. I bet he enjoyed that special gathering very much too.
    Have a great week.

  8. How fun! The weather looks so nice, too. :) It appears the day all came together perfectly.

  9. Some of the best fun is Family Fun. The look on everyone's dace said YEA! I know at youyr place everyone had fun, especailly the youngsters... In my youth it was an uncle and Aunt's place in SC, everyone looked forward to going to Uncle Irvin's place.
    I can hear it now, OKAY, Uncle Rick's!


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