A Long Over-Due Family Get Together

A Long Over-Due Family Get Together

Ah! What a GLORIOUS weekend!!! The sun was shining, temps were around 70′, I spent a lot of time with my family, Plexus made a REVOLUTIONARY announcement, and I am feeling fantastic!! 

I’m high on life right now!!!

My grandparents returned to MN this past Wednesday.  For as long as I can remember, they have spent over half the year at their home in Scottsdale, AZ and have spent the summers at their other house here in MN.  Two of my mom’s sisters and their families (plus at least one other cousin who has migrated) live in AZ as well.  Gramps is having a hard time these days.  He is nearly 92 and has struggled with several health issues in recent years, making the trek back to MN harder and harder.  This may be the last time they come back, as they will likely sell the place down there.  Every time I see my gramps, I treat it as though it is the last.  Some might call that morbid, but I call it reality.  He weighs 105 lbs at 6 ft.    Poor guy is basically blind. I love him very much.

To help make the trip easier on them, my AZ aunt Connie accompanied them back to MN.  Her son Tyler also flew up to MN for a few days.  This was the perfect reason to have a family get together and my uncle Bob was gracious enough to offer his home as the last-minute party venue.  It was perfect!

Bob has several acres of land, as does his neighbor (probably around 50 acres, combined).  They enjoy taking the 4-wheeler out on trails that they have groomed, and the neighbor also owns horses.  My Uncle Paul took Bash & Dash out for a ride on the quad.  They loved every minute of it!!

Bashy was also into this riding lawn mower 😉

This is my cousin PJ and his son, Jackson.  Jackson is 3 mo younger than Bash.  Isn’t his red hair amazing??? He is so cute!!! He has a little baby brother on the way  😉

After dinner we ventured down to the fields to feed the horses.  It was awesome!! Bash and Dash had never seen a horse up close before. They enjoyed feeding the horses.  Look how beautiful they are!

Those that could make it on Saturday represent just a small fraction of this side of the family.  My Gram & Gramp have 8 children, 21 grandchildren (most married or coupled up), and let’s see…. 17 great grandkids + at least one more on the way.  I am so blessed to have such a huge family!!! (My Dad’s side is just as big!!)

4 thoughts on “A Long Over-Due Family Get Together

  1. What a great weekend! Im so glad you guys are able to come together for him and I am sure he cherishes it greatly! Beautiful horses!

  2. Awww I loved seeing your family pictures–how special that you are all able to spend some time together on quads (have always wanted to do that!) and feeding horses and catching up on life. Ps–your grandpa looks so sweet <3 xoxo and thanks for sharing with us!

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