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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Our Week at Grayslake

We've been very busy for the past two weeks! Our whole family gathered in Grayslake, Illinois, and had a wonderful time together. Even the weather cooperated!

The cousins had fun playing together.

Lots of time was spent at the table.  Aunt Jane and Uncle Ted from Minnesota even joined us.

 Uncle Brent made ribs for everyone to enjoy.

Sophia helped Auntie Catherine made Aunt Jane's Caramel Rolls.

Grandma Janet brought a special cake which the kids helped decorate so we could all celebrate Stella and Sophia's August birthdays.

Here are the birthday girls with Auntie Catherine.

I finally got to see whether the Heartwarmer fit Stella.  The purple dog was Sophia's gift to Stella, a project that required both grandmas' help.

There was even time to read!

All too quickly our week together was over and most of the Northwest folks had to return home.  Oma and Opa stayed an extra week, however.  More about that later!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful memories for the kids. Looks like everyone had a great time.

Nancy said...

I love how more and more extended families are gathering for reunions and retreats. Your time together created many wonderful memories for all who attended.

kathy b said...

aww glad you are safely home and can show us photos.. THe children are just darling.!!!!
I may need that rib recipe if its PUBLIC property

Unknown said...

Oh, that looks like fun!

Little Stella looks so darned cute in her Heartfelt and holding the dog. Nice work!!

I'm sure the kids had a wonderful time and will remember this occasion!

Janet said...

Looks like a wonderful time with lots of memory making. :-)

Mereknits said...

Such a lovely time.

Teresa in Music City said...

What a lovely family time together!!! I'm jealous :) The Heartwarmer fits Stella perfectly - she looks so darn cute with it on!!!

karen said...

how nice you saw everyone and was able to spend time with them. Love seeing the children and the hand knit modeling.

Charlene ♥ NC said...

Ah - looks like SO much family fun! And you got even more. Nice summer wrap up days.

elns said...

Oh that looks like a fun time together! I'm so intrigued by those caramel rolls :) I bet you had lots of sticky fingers around!