|The Lloyd and Pat MacKenzie family - all 36 of us|
Oops, there's only 35 here. 3-year old Baron decided he didn't want to participate and hid behind the crowd
These are my people - the joy of my life. To have them all together in one place posing for pictures and having fun together is an undescribable joy. It makes those seven labors and deliveries, years of growing and refereeing and cooking and cleaning, proud moments and sad, all worthwhile.
We all met at our daughter, Amy's home with its huge back yard and spent an incredibly stress free day. The cousins all got along so well and had such fun with one another that the adults were free to visit and enjoy the time together.
We also had extras attending...our niece Beth, her boyfriend, Vance, her daughter Jade with her husband, Mark and baby Lane, our niece Rachel, her husband Kirk, and four children. So we had a really full house. We all chipped in with the food so no one person had to do all the kitchen work and noone went away hungry.
|Daughter Sara with husband Quincey, baby Quinn, Max, Elly and Charlie|
|Son Rob with wife Cindy, Anson and Brooklyn|
|Daughter Jenny with husband Anders, sons Sam, Jonah, James, Nathan and Micah|
|Our baby daughter Emily and husband Allan|
|Daughter Amy with husband Curtis, Kenzie, Sydney, Aidan and baby Tate|
|Daughter Mary with husband Greg, Layla and Baron|
|Son Mike with wife Avril, baby Hannah, Kenny and Alex|
We had races and games and lots of free play for the kids. The weather cooperated and we had a lovely sunny warm day.
|Some little ones played in the sand pit|
|Some sat on the shed roof and ate|
|Others risked life and limb onthe trampoline (no injuries)|
|We had races|
|And leg wrestling|
|And relaxing on the swing set|
|And apple picking|
|The men had a one-foot hop race|
|and another race for the 3-5 rear olds|
Who can beat that kind of fun! It was a happy, happy day for everyone. Who'd have thought when we got married 40 years ago that such a crowd of people having so much fun was in our future.
Life is good.