The Whole Fam Damily

A weekend at our house with the whole, WHOLE family. Seven children, four sons-in-law, nine grandchildren, two grandparents and two house guests, TWENTY-FOUR in all! No, no, they didn’t all sleep at our house, just eighteen slept here. (Today I am washing towels and towels and towels, and then moving on to sheets, sheets, and sheets.)

The thought of a family photo made all of us tired, so we didn’t. We know the skill and cunning it takes to have nine little grandchildren not napping and everyone available.

We did have our festival of fried foods. But for this one we had to bring out the outdoor turkey fryer. Lots and lots of battered fish and chicken, fried asparagus and summer squash, and ten pounds of French fries.

We got into some conversations about a few articles:

50 Shades of Complementarians

Genesis 3:16 Excellent. Excellent.

And enough about women, this was discussed too.

But the main reason for all of us together was the wedding of our friend’s daughter, our daughters’ friend, friends we have had for twenty years. It was a blow out fantastic time.

Now a lot of us are heading into the Eagle Cap Wilderness for some primitive camping. Who me? No, I won’t be camping.

I have done my time.

P.S. Who left the tooled leather heels, the tweed heels, the hibiscus flowered flip-flops?

Prepping for the Festival of Fried Foods

A little landscaping still unfinished makes the most amazing sand box.


Photo courtesy of Nana Hostetter.

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13 Responses to The Whole Fam Damily

  1. Melinda Blyman says:

    Isn’t it great when you can get everyone under the same roof? There really is nothing like family. I especially like that you never offer any excuses for the festival of fried foods!!

  2. Wendy says:

    Yes, a blow out fantastic time. However, you failed to mention that it was blow out and fantastic because of you and the TWENTY-FOUR people in your house. Everyone should have friends like you.

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  6. Terri says:

    Wendy, we were thrilled to help. What a great celebration!!

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  11. Nana Hostetter says:

    Well this is not the whole family but most of them are on their way “into the Wallow Mountains!

  12. Terri says:

    And I will add that photo of “everyone” heading into the Eagle Cap Wilderness and be happy for my hot shower, comfy bed tonight.

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