Last weekend my mom’s side of the family got together for the fourth annual Sullivan reunion in Alvord, Iowa. It seems there are fewer farm kitties and less card playing with each year that passes, but we still manage to have a very good time.
It was Hannie’s first road trip! She slept most of the way, and then got antsy towards the end. I totally understand.
My mom swears that Hannie’s pinky is crooked, like the rest of the Sullivans’. So we all looked at each other’s pinkies.
Michael had collected many dead tree branches from around the farm, and Dad and Bryan cut them up for the fire.
Mom and I drove the golf cart to visit some other relatives. Peace, homies.
Jenny and Jeremy found the scientific way to health, beauty and relaxation hidden in the old house. (Only part of the box, and that’s a-okay.)
My mom and her family lived in this house when she was in high school. She tells me that she came home from school one day and Grandma and Grandpa had moved into the other house (the house they currently live in), so I guess they got all new everything because they certainly left a lot of stuff in the old house. Slowly Grandpa is dismantling the old house, but there are still many moldy treasures to discover.
Seriously. Some of this stuff would be so awesome if it wasn’t all disgusting.
Jamie groomed a couple Shih Tzus, Diego and Puddy.
Kim was attacked by the snipe! Karyn has a better photo.
Did I mention that I brought hula hoops? Oh, yeah.
Jenny was the reigning champ.
TOO MANY PHOTOS! Okay, just a few more.
We were joined by neighbors and extended family for awesome food from Dad and fireworks Saturday afternoon/night.
This one is cute because Grandma and Hannie are smilin’ at each other.
I also brought glow sticks, which were way more awesome than sparklers.
Bryan picked out some really awesome fireworks this year, but I only took one photo.
There are many more photos on Flickr, of course.
Next year is #5! Jamie and I are planning to bring commemorative t-shirts.