Saturday, January 30, 2010

Family Gathering Time

One of my New Year's resolutions is to have a family gathering at least once every 4 to 6 weeks.  I slacked off last year and I really missed the frequent get togethers.  We number 37, now, and so when we are together there is lots  of noise and laughter.  The grandchildren love to get together and play, eat and have fun. The adults catch up on each other's lives and enjoy debating different subjects, which I love listening to.
 So, this past Friday night was our first family time of the new year. I decided taco salad would be easy after finding already made taco bowls at the store.  I made homemade beans and seasoned ground beef along with spanish rice.  Then I delegated the rest.  The married ones brought desserts and a topping for the salad and the older ones, at home, purchased the drinks and paper goods.  Note to self...have the known late comers only bring dessert if you want to have all the ingredients on hand for hungry on timers!  
It was a good night.We enjoyed seeing all of them, hearing their conversations, reading books to the grandchildren, holding the babies. We are blessed!  


Chad and Jessica's Family said...

we had so much fun and we too have missed getting together. You really are blessed and it is so crazy but so fun!! Thank you for the wonderful dinner!!Oh and you have fun listening to the debates, I think you ought to get in on one sometime!! :)


mommyx12 said...

Oh what a blessing it is to have your loved ones live so nearby. Looks like everyone had a very good time.

Aunt Spicy said...

What a great idea! And it looks like the kids had so much fun!

jealouslady said...

Holy monkey that is a lot of kids. I wanted that many. I had my husband get on me every night for years so we could conceive that many of em but it never worked cause his sperm count was too damn low. I am jealous.