60th Weekend

On July 17 my grandparents celebrated 60 years of marriage.  To celebrate this event my grandparents reserved the Santa Clause Lodge for the weekend.  They brought everyone in, all 75 of us.  This has been scheduled and reserved for two years so really no one had an excuse not to be there.  Everyone made it except for my cousin Zach.  He is in the navy and was on a boat in Bahrain. July 17 is also my mamaw's birthday so we celebrated her birthday with cake.  On Saturday everyone had tickets to  Holiday World then on Sunday we had a church service.  Rick led the music, uncle Robin spoke and uncle Nick took care of the communion portion.  All of my aunts/uncles sang with my grandma playing the piano like always.  My papaw was singing too.  I'm not going to post many pictures because there are way too many.  We will be making a video of it all soon.

Here are a few pics from the park.  The kids did so well.  It was terribly hot so we spent most of the day in the water park.  We heard from one of the workers that they had more people at the park today then they have had all year in a single day.  I think we figured that out.

This was us as were leaving the park.  Still some smiles but hungry kids.

Mamaw and Papaw have 6 kids that live in three different states.  It's very hard to get them all together for any length of time.  Mamaw wanted all of her family together so this was one way to do it all.  There were lots of memories made and a lot of fun that was had.

Mamaw asked me to take pictures so we had some fun getting some pics in.  We were trying to set up for the 'kid' picture and we turned it into a 'Pam-sandwich' or a progressive sister pic.

I love seeing all these smiles on these faces.  We don't get to see that much.

Here are all the grandkids. 23 grandkids total (We are missing Zach and Isaac.)

29 Great grandkids with the 30th coming around Thanksgiving.  It was hard to get this pic but we got it.  Not everyone is looking but all the kids are there with no parents so that is a success in itself.

Mamaw and Papaw with all their kids.

David's family

Pam's family

Paula's family

Dan's family (Nancy was a bit misty eyed because of missing Isaac)  Every time I see her tear up I tear up.  The grandkid picture was hard for her.

Andy's family

Pete's family

All of us

One thing my grandparents have taught us is that faith and family are very important.  We interviewed each of the six kids and it was cool to hear the things they said about their parents. (all of this coming later)  It was a great weekend with all of our family.

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