Monday, August 27, 2012

A Party for Elise

Saturday evening the family gathering continued at our house.  You'll be surprised (not) to know that I took a lot of photos!  Lucky for you all, many of them were blurry or otherwise flawed.

Elise and Maria
(I love this photo!)



Our son, Sam, and our son-in-law, Eric


Elise with her great uncle, Joe


Great Aunt Sue had her turn as well.



A lot of visiting, game-playing and eating took place.



Sunday was Elise's baptism.  Wearing a family gown that is 117 years old, Elise looked beautiful.  To read more about that gown, please click here.  Our daughter, Maria, already wrote up a nice post about it.  The gown was made by Elise's great-great-great grandmother!

It was fun to have so much family together at a church service.


Cordy



Me with Elise


Karen, Mike, Carol, Sue
(Mike with his mother and sisters)



Elise and her parents


After church we enjoyed a lovely meal at Maria and Eric's home.

Erin (our niece) with Maria


My handsome husband, Mike


Cordy giving Grandma Carol a Hug


 Elise 


  Our son-in-law, Eric, visiting with our brother-in-law, Gregg, and Mike's sister, Karen.


Some of the family had to leave yesterday afternoon 
but the rest of us gathered at our home last night.

Grandma Carol with Elise


Yes, we do know how absolutely blessed we are to have so much family supporting and loving us!