Monday, April 21, 2008

A lot of pictures from the last few days

The past few days have been full of a lot of family time. My brother Peter and family came to visit from California, My sister Martha and her kids from North Carolina are here for an extended visit and My sister Anna and family came up from the Twin Cities. We had a lot of good times and I thought I would share some of my pictures.

On Saturday for our mid day meal we had a hotdog roast out at Mom and Dad's. Above are some of the cousins roasting their hotdogs. Below are the hotdogs. The weather was truly beautiful. There is still snow on the northern slopes and various shaded places but a lot had melted since the week before and it was very nice sweatshirt weather.

Here are the three littlest cousins (Megan, Gregory and Lars) climbing a fence.
On Saturday night we had a fun time making music together both with instruments and then our voices. It was very fun to have Peter back to play the banjo.
On Sunday after church we took this picture. It didn't turn out to great, it seems that getting all 23 of us (with a dozen kids) to all look at one time and smile is kind of impossible for us.
On Sunday night after church everybody came to our house to have tacos. This picture is of my brother Peter and sister-in-law Holly.

We also had Megan's official birthday cake. The cousins were very excited about singing to her and many of them gathered round and started singing very loudly. Megan got very scared and bawled all the way through her song.

On Monday we all went to Duluth. On the way there we stopped at Brewed Awakenings a coffee shop in Grand Rapids. (My siblings Peter, Anna (and family) and Martha (and family) all used to live there.) Martha was a barista at that coffee shop several years ago. Some friends from Grand Rapids came to meet us and visit a little.
Here are Dad, Aaron, Mom, Megan and Luke at the Coffee shop.
After the Coffee shop we then headed on our way and went over to Superior, Wisconsin to the Train Depot where Travis (my brother-in-law) needed to report for work. This is a picture of his engine. Peter, Nic, Harrison and Jonathan are in there with him at this time but you can't really tell in the picture. :-)
For lunch we went to India Palace in Duluth. It has been a favorite restaurant of some of my siblings. I had never been there before but enjoyed the food quite a lot. Above is a picture of my Chai tea which is very good.
Here is Luke and his meal of I believe Scallop Massalla and garlic chapati.

We then went to explore a park on the shore of Lake Superior. Here is part of our group.

Here is my sister Anna and I.
My cute niece Molly.
My Nephew Harrison.
My sister Keren and the way she and I looked most of the day. :-) (with a camera in front of our face.)
My Mara girl.

Aaron boy.
One of the beautiful crocuses we saw blooming.


shell said...

It looks like you had a great weekend. How fun that you could have all your siblings together. It was fun to see a recent picture of Peter I haven't seen him in years.

martha said...

check out my face book! I put a lot of pictures on!

Angie said...

Peter hasn't changed much... say hi to him for us please. If he's not gone. Looks like you all had a great time.

miranda said...

I agree with Shelly, I also enjoyed looking at your view of the pictures, as I have been to both Keren's and Martha's sites to see theirs (facebook).

Dawn said...

You look like you had a lot of fun! You are certainly blessed to have such a big family!


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