Friday, June 26, 2009

Mennel Family Camping Trip

Last weekend we traveled to Ouabache State Park for our first annual Mennel family camping trip. It was wonderful!!! From my Grandparents, to my Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Cousin-in-laws and my cousin's children, we were among nearly 80 members of our immediate Mennel family. (My mom is one of 12, and this was for her siblings and their families.)

We celebrated Father's Day with a big pitch-in and had a great time relaxing and visiting. With such a big family, it doesn't seem to happen very often, but it sure is nice when it does.

We were also delighted with a surprise visit from Kate and Brett! They drove back from the West Coast to be with us for the weekend. Their biggest fan, Miss Marilyn, was ecstatic! It had been two months since we had seen them, and she was really missing them!

This picture shows her extreme level of excitement!

Marilyn lounging with her favorite person, Aunt Kate.

All Smiles!

These are Marilyn's buddies, Keegan & Jameson. My cousin Ryan & Colleen's twins. They are just a few weeks older than Marilyn. Their names are a bit hard for Marilyn, so she calls them her buddies. Too cute!

The family corn-hole tournament. Thanks Brett for the photos!


Brett said...

You're welcome for the photos. Glad that we could surprise you!

Anonymous said...

Marilyn is sooo cute and she is certainly growing and changing fast! What a sweetie!
Aunt Ronna

Ada said...

Maybe Marilyn wants to hike the PCT with Colin and I next year?

Liz said...

I seriously love her sunglasses!!!

Kate Godfrey said...

It was so good to see everyone. Marilyn about broke my heart when she wouldn't give me a hug when you got there. I didn't think that after only two months away she would need to 'warm' up to me again... Luckily she did warm up and quickly! She is such a ball.