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Family from Afar!

Aunt Rogene (Atlanta), Mom and Uncle David (Illinois)

Tammi and Uncle Jim (Atlanta) Jim is such a talented man, both in the sciences and the arts. He can draw, play music, create things from wood, and he's a high school physics teacher!

The two sisters!

Rogene, mom, me, Tammi and Ashley, the Holt women!

My aunt and uncle from Atlanta are in Missouri for a couple of days. This is my mom's sister. She doesn't come up often so we all made the trek to Marceline to see her.

Ashley and I drove up together from Columbia. We talked about the wedding and the caterer called me on my cell so we finished up some details. It was fun!

When we got there, my two cousins and their children and spouses were already there. My aunt and uncle from Illinois were there and my sister, her two sons and her two grandkids were there. It was quite the full house but it was soo fun!

My family loves music! So it was natural that the mandolin and the guitars came out while we were together and we were treated to some wonderful bluegrass and other music genres. I don't know if you can tell or not, but the mandolin was made by my cousin Chris. He makes cellos for a living.

The four of us, Bob, Ashley, Eric and me all drove back last night. Four hours of driving sure wears you out. Lucky for me I took a .5 day of vacation this morning!

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  1. How great that you got to spend some time with your family and catch up :o)You all look so very happy!

  2. I use to live in Missouri, years ago, Cape Girardeau and I love it. I loved living by the river.

    Aren't family gatherings great. I love my new home here in SD but I do miss my family a lot, especially when holidays are near by or canning season. I miss canning with my sister and Mom.

    Hugs to you!

  3. Being with family is the best! So glad you had a good time.


  4. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Sounds like a great time. My family plays and sings also. Everytime we are together it revolves around music.

  5. Don't you just love visiting family? We have such a great time when we get together. I'm so glad that you go to enjoy some quality time with family members you do see often. It makes for great memories for both you and your children.


  6. What a good lookin' family and so happy! Isn't family time the best? I am so glad you had such a sweet time!

    I need to get my 7 thing sup this week! I promise!!


  7. Glad you all had a grea time. There is nothing better than being with family.

  8. What a great looking family you have! Looks like you had a great time - there's nothing better than the comfort of family time :)


  9. Hello Terri...This looks like a wonderful family gathering.
    I remember music at my mother's many years ago. It was just so much fun.

    I loved all the photos!


  10. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Family time is great. I miss it very, very, very much.

  11. Being with family is always such a wonderful occasion:-) I would have so enjoyed listening to them play bluegrass! Loved seeing all the pictures, looks like everyone was having a great time!! xox

  12. what a fun family weekend! Glad you got a little rest before heading back to school

  13. I think you drove right by my house!!!! Glad you had fun with your family. a half day of vacation sounds mighty yummy right now.... Have fun!

  14. That sounds so wonderful! I'm feeling "family togetherness envy"! It's heart-warming to hear that these sort of things still happen. I mean that. It sure is something to treasure!


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