Saturday, August 11, 2007

Names Changed to Protect the Innocent

Sisters 2007

Each year our family gets together as a Family Preservation thing. We live all across the USA, 2500 miles apart at some points. Ohio, California, Arizona and Texas were represented this year.


This year it was my turn to host our gathering here in the western desert. Not everyone is present, my oldest daughter was busy with work, my niece's kid's were busy and a couple of husbands were otherwise occupied. Nephew and family were away on a golf outing.


It was my idea to get everyone together for an old timey picture, a glimpse of what it could have been like back in the day. Ladies had a choice of "Saloon Gal" or "Prairie Gal" and the guys were all gun slingers.


The 3 "original Sisters" are in positions 2, 6 & 9 if you count left to right. Yeah, I'm #2 and in the middle of the birth order, lol. My handsome husband is on my right. My youngest is #3, my middle daughter is #7. The 3 kids belong to my younger sister, the rifle toting Mama in the middle. My oldest sister's daughter is in position #5. (I wonder why both of my single daughters have guns!?)


After our photo shoot we ate at the cowboy restaurant that is part of the western town theme. The kids had neck-ties which were supposed to cut off by the bad guys in the restaurant because it's not your fancy-eatin' kind of place. Instead the bad guys had them each write on their ties, "I'm with Stupid" and an arrow pointing at each other.


We had a great weekend, the kids swam in the pool and hiked in the washes, the adults sat around and played "Catch Phrase" and the dice game called "Right, Left, Center". Hubby came out $45 to the good, I broke even.


Overtime is officially OVER, company is gone...and I'm happily anticipating some good sewing time. I have news to post about my 2 girls and their sewing, they put their mother to shame! Blog fodder for the next few days.


11 comments:

Christine Thresh said...

What a fun picture! Great idea. Sounds as if you all had a marvelous time.

Quilting Pirate said...

I LOVE IT! It's a great fun, silly memory! It will be talked about for generations!

Gail said...

Looks like you had lots of fun, what terrific memories for all of you!

Rian said...

Nice looking family!

Marcie said...

What a fun picture! Looks like you all had a great time!

Norma said...

Now if that isn't a AZ looking bunch, I don't know what is? All that is missing is a cactus in the background! I love it, great family treasure.

ruth said...

Great picture! What a wonderful way to create memories.

atet said...

Sounds like a great time! My Mom and I were just talking about the fact that our family seldom see each other in one place unless there is a wedding or a funeral -- maybe with a bit of prodding we may be able to do a family reunion type thing ourselves!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Great fun, wonderful memories!

Tanya Brown said...

This was such a great idea on your part! Much more fun and memorable than the standard posed photo of the generations where people look like they have gas pains.

Here's hoping that you're getting to enjoy yourself now that overtime is done.

anna-redz said...

lovely!! so lovely!