The reunion is over.
The cabin was tidied before we left.
Goodbyes were said (sniff).
The long drive is over.
The car is unloaded.
The suitcases are unpacked.
The washer is washing.
The leftover food is put away.
The mail has been opened.
The gardens and poultry have been checked.
The dogs have been fed.
The wood stove has been lit (yes, it's cold tonight! Frost warnings are up.)
Email and Facebook are almost caught up.
I am tired.
But boy did we have fun! And we are already looking forward to next year.
My favorite things this year:
Having five generations present and holding my little great-granddaughter Cadyn, who was a model baby all weekend. Good parents she has--they don't stress, so neither does she.
Me (generation 2) , Jordan (generation 4) holding Cadyn (generation 5), Jon (generation 3), Aunt Georgette and Uncle Barney (generation 1).
Taking a road trip with three of my sisters to look for wildflowers.
Judy stalks a pretty plant at an unusual bog high atop a mountain.
The Family Storytelling and Singing time. Best: my great-nieces Haley and Riley singing "Country Roads." And Michael's story about a dollar. And Ashlyn singing. And so many others sharing stories, songs, jokes and memories--the things that make us family.
Haley and Riley held tight to each other as they sang. That's their proud granny Maggie lower left with the camera.
Visiting with my sons and grandchildren.
Watching all generations talking, laughing, playing and eating together.
Traveling with my #1 man.
It was fun, and it's over and I have lots of pictures. More later this week.