Thursday, July 8, 2010

Parks Family Gathering Part Two (don't forget to see part one)

It all started with these beauties arriving for "Eclipse" (Jespy's taking the picture). Soooo fun to see Tiffers and Kimmerz. Love them. We HAD to have our visors on when they arrived--required.
Hanging out at the Hotel pool. A bevvy of beauties.

These two cousins spent a lot of time on my bed watching Dora. After everyone left and I got in to bed---I found popcorn under the sheets. Sigh. . . .so much fun.

THIS is summer fun.
Memzy hosted dinner one night with Mexican delicacies. John, Cody and Tracey.
Can you believe this? The BEST idea ever. Rent a bouncy house water slide for a day and watch the fun. I honestly can't remember EVER watching so much fun. Cris was able to watch from the living room window and kept saying, "Best idea ever"!!!

We spent one afternoon out at Sherod's parents home enjoying their pool. We extend our thanks for your hospitality.
Mr America circa 1968.
Charlie and Seth taking a break from the water.

Lining up for the pinata.

And then we must mention the Grahammy Bear and his groupies. EVERYONE wants to hold him.

This blog is not the place to mention all the priceless things that happened last week but I will say this: Cris and I felt the loving arms of our children and grandchildren wrapped around us. Lifting us up, giving us courage and comfort. It was the perfect time. Perfect. We will always remember this gathering as one of the best we ever had.


SAS said...

What great pictures and looks like good times! You have a great family and we love you all!

Emily said...

I'm so glad you were able to have some good family time. You Parks sure know how to have a good time! Love your family!

Princess Kimi said...

Awesome pictures! I am so glad I was able to be there and be a part of this. I will always remember it fondly also... formyever. Love you so much AV and UV!

Memzy said...

Bouncy house = Best. Idea. Ever.

We should make it a tradish.

Larkin Legacy said...

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend. I know you are taking a lot of pictures. I'm grateful for the pictures you take in your mind and heart, too. Love to you both.

thelma said...

what an awesome time!!! i really enjoyed watching all the kids and meeting everyone!!! what a wonderful fam u have!!!! i will miss u this weekend, see u guys monday <3...

gelly said...

Looks like a fabulous time! Loved the popcorn under the sheets from the grandkids, and Graham's new nickname. Is it possible he (and all your other grandkids) just keeps getting more adorable?

A good family is such a blessing. Glad you were all able to get together. We love you both!

J-Lo said...

What a great time! Thank you for loving your family so much. You are a wonderful example!