Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Another Memory-filled Memorial Weekend

This week's prompt from Carole is very easy.  My husband's family have been gathering on Memorial Weekend for a loooong time-close to 20 years-maybe?!  In the beginning all the grandkids were pretty small, toddler through elementary aged.  Now we've got all adult kids and a wee one who was with us for his first Memorial Weekend get together.  For the first few years we stayed at Calloway Gardens and then we began staying at the chalet's at Dillard-both in Georgia.  This year we were at a new place Big Canoe (Jasper, GA).  Everyone as able to attend even the 2 nieces who live out of state.  While the location has changed the great times together have not.  Here's some what we did -

10.  Wine and and special cocktails were drunk along with eating some fabulous food.
  9.  Knitting-lots!  Of course, I brought way more than I'd every hope to finish.

8.  Celebrated a special birthday-Steve's Big 50!
7.  Play time with Charlie-you can just see his head near the table.  Such a sweet boy.
6.  There was some pool AND ping pong
5.  Time spent with the folks-although there isn't an individual group photo there were plenty taken, and I think if all share them everyone will be represented. 

4.  Reading-I started Get Shorty, but didn't make as much progress as I've had liked.
3.  Played games-I mostly stuck to the easy dice games like Zilch and Yahtzee so I could knit and not think too much.
2.  Big Canoe Bingo which my Sister in law created for us.  I got at least 1 Bingo and had I done a little yoga I would have had more!
1.  Talked and laughed-ALOT.

This weekend is always a special time for us, and we hope it continues for a very, very long time.


  1. How wonderful that your family spends this time together. Great tradition.

  2. What a great weekend! You're probably going to laugh, but when I read #7, I wondered why Charlie (and Holly!) were with you at Big Canoe, but finally understood that Mary is your sil when I read #2. Now I get it!

  3. What a special weekend! It sounds like many memories were made.

  4. It was a GREAT weekend, wasn't it!! you have a lot more variety in your photos than I have in mine.. and a little bit more variety in your activity, too!

  5. How fun! And worlds colliding! Glad you had a great weekend.

  6. Never made the connection between you and Mary (and I rarely, if ever comment). Family weekends are just the best, especially when you have much to celebrate!

  7. Sounds like a wonderful weekend full of all of the good things in life!