The main reason for us choosing this week for our vacation was a party on Saturday in honor of my cousin Nick and the delightful Erin getting married and Nick and his sister Amie completing graduate school.
The Happy Couple
Relatives came from all over the Eastern Sea Board. Rarely are we all "home" at the same time. I took over 400 pictures that day so I'm going to have to give you the highlights. Get comfy!
One of the funniest parts of the day was the fact that my little cousin Kathryn was OH SO EXCITED to see our other cousin Montana who she was sort of somewhat convinced was somehow as special as if not the real deal Hannah Montana.
She and all the other little girls followed Montana around all day. Montana usually had one on piggy back. She said she was achy the next morning. I'm not surprised.
We got the opportunity to get my mother's siblings together for a picture.
Left to right (also youngest to oldest) Lisa, Phil, Shelly, Ted, Connie, Mike.
Next was their children or "Sharples 3rd Generation".
Left to right (also youngest to oldest) Ransom, Montana, Amie, Nick, Tim, Me, Jill, Jackie, and Melissa. Missing was Tyler who goes between Montana and Amie and our three oldest cousins who we have rarely seen, Kelly, Sean, and Patrick.
Next was OUR children or "Sharples 4th Generation".
That row (in no particular order) was Nadia, Skyler, Zack, Parker, Alison, Brooke & Kathryn.
For some reason it didn't occur to get the 2nd generation in there too. Oh well, that's what photoshop is for right? I'll add that to my to do list.
Now I'll just post a bunch of pictures:
Cutie Patootie Alison
Buddies, Uncle Mike & Matt
The gals attempting to teach Matt how to do Uncle Mike's famous hand gesture/"JE-SUS CA-RIST" move.
Huge fields for the kids to run in and play volleyball.
Nick wrestling the kids - Zack almost paralized him with a knee to the back (SORRY Nick!)
Couldn't resist a pic of Sky in front of the cool old barn!
There was something for everyone and we all had a blast! WHEW!