We've been super duper busy around here & I just haven't had a second to spare.
But, since I already know how much I dislike taking too long of a bloggy break,
I thought I'd stop in for a quick update of sorts.
I've been feeling the push to get my to-do list completed ...
you know, those final check offs before the fall season rolls in.
This enables me to enjoy my very favorite season without a whole host
of unfinished activities hanging over my head.
And besides, I work well with a deadline ...
so I am happy to report that things are getting done around here!
I have, however, resisted the urge to drag out my fall decor.
I guess it'll be a few more weeks before it makes an appearance.
Even though we've been working a lot, there's been a good amount of fun stuff going on too.
The Ely reunion was this past Saturday & a good time was had by all.
It was a good turnout & is always great to see family that we usually only see once a year.
We also attended an outdoor movie party!
That was lots of fun & was the perfect ending to the weekend.
Here are a few pictures to tell the story, first of the reunion.
Aunt Wathina, Mom, Aunt Marie, & Uncle Lennis
Here they are sitting together enjoying lunch & fellowship.
This is my cousin, Macel Ely, II.
He authored the book, Ain't No Grave ~ The Life & Legacy of Brother Claude Ely.
What a blessing it's been to our family & a host of others whose lives were touched
by my Uncle Claude's ministry.
Here he is with his lovely family.
My brother-in-law, Allan, & my brother, Bryan.
Mom & her boy.
Riley & Gunnar, with their cousin, Daniel in the middle.
Gunnar & cousin, Hannah ... photo bombed by Al ;)
and Gunnar with new baby cousin, Paislee.
My handsome nephew, Ben & me.
Sweet Garrett & Carissa
Baby Aubriana ... she wouldn't be still long enough to get a good shot, but how cute is she?!
My Aunt Marie's large family -- and that was with several families missing!
My Aunt Wathina's family ... again, missing several.
My Uncle Claude's family -- missing several.
Imagine if every single person in every family had been there ... what a crew!
Wish I had gotten pics of everyone, but I was sure happy for all who came.
Love my family.
Now for a few pics of the outdoor movie night:
Here's the screen ... we watched Time Changer when it got dark.
Enjoying fellowship -- met lots of new people.
What a perfect country setting for this event -- large yard for the many kiddos to run & play.
My handsome fellas visiting with a new friend.
Thank you Haase family for a fun evening!
Hope all of you had a nice Labor Day weekend, without too much laboring going on ;)