Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Family Reunion

Memorial Day weekend is when my DH's family has their reunion. I started going with him before we were married, this was either my 17th or 18th trip. I really enjoy seeing all of his cousins. On Saturday night there is always a cookout at Jeff and Anna Leigh's house. This is their house, it is on the register of historic places in Virginia, it is a former girls college. They have done a lot of work on it in the last few years. It was within walking distance of the hotel were we stayed which was nice. We were able to walk by the court square and see the wonderful flags and crosses twice.

On Sunday everyone goes to church together, then has lunch on the grounds at church. The crowd was a little slim this year. Several of the cousins were not there due to work or other family issues. It was also Uncle Bill's 92nd birthday. Unfortunately he wasn't up to going to church and due to health issues this will probably be his last reunion.
After church the party moved over to cousin Emily's house. Emily is a true renaissance woman. She is a doctor, a gardener, a farmer, she has cows that she milks and uses it to make butter, she also has goats. On Sunday morning she had found an abandoned kid that was about to be trampled by the horses, which prompted a rescue. I somehow became the Goat Mama. The poor little thing started following me around, probably because I gave it two bottles. It was so cute. If Joe and I lived where we could have room for goats that little one would have come home with me.


Gretchen said...

Awwwww! Looks like you made a great new friend :) I'm sure you could've found space for that little cutie!

Becky said...

The family reunion sounds fabulous. I wish my family had some kind of reunion. My Dad used to be the one who got everyone together. He can't do that anymore.

Love, love, love the photo with you and the baby goat. How did you ever leave it in Virginia? See you soon!

SpinningStar said...

Sounds like it was a great weekend - And I agree that the photo is just wonderful.

Laurel H. said...

Aw; that little guy is just too cute! What a great family tradition you all have; don't ever stop doing it. :)