Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Once In A Blue Moon

This past weekend we celebrated my Grandmother's 90th birthday. Affectionately called Mimi, she claims rights to 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Family from New Jersey, Illinois, Colorado, New York and South Carolina joined together in St. Louis for a big bash to mark the ocassion.

My cousin Shaw put together a slideshow on her laptop of photos since Mimi was born (and some before) thanks to the great geneology research by my Mom! Tons of great photos, showing Mimi's past 90 years and all of her family and friends. A special moment near the end of the slideshow was a picture of Sophie (the newest member of our family) who will be joining us from Vietnam before the end of the year!

Here's an online version of the slideshow if you'd like to see it:

The last time that we ALL were together as a family was 10 years ago in New Jersey, so this was one of those ONCE IN A BLUE MOON occasions. Below are a couple of photos from the weekend. We all had a great time and it was great to have everyone in town for the weekend - even though it was way to short!

Mimi and her whole family together to celebrate

A RARE family photo of my Mom AND Pop with my sister, brother and I with ALL of our children (including Sophie).