Saturday, July 24, 2010

THE family reunion party!

HERE YOU GO! I am sharing photos of our family reunion held in the Philippines at my brother's home. I will just let the pictures do the talking. Hope you like them as much as I enjoyed taking pictures and catching up with relatives some of whom, I've never even met before since I haven't been home for over two decades. We held it in the early afternoon for it rained almost every day around 5pm followed by brown-outs.

...our t-shirts were donated by my brother from Canada ... eh? ;-) Next time will be my turn to donate and it will be: I Love NY (maybe)

...my brother welcoming everybody.

...me saying the blessings.

... time to eat!

... relatives

... more relatives

...niece and nephew, emcees. They prepared a show for us and did an excellent job!

... nephew (from Switzerland)

...brother from Canada.

... grandkids

...some of our children who were able to attend.

... again some of our children.

... me and my siblings, oldest to youngest, right to left, I'm 3rd from right.

Photo shoot ... there are seven of us from many geographic locations like, California, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and New York. Sad to say that our parents passed on one in 1986 & the other in '87.

... togetherness! lol ...with sisters-in-law

...again, some of our children.

9 comments:

Mari said...

This truly is the Mother of all Reunions; one thing great about having a lot of siblings.

Joy said...

That's wonderful! Your pictures showed just how much family means to you all. It's great that you got to spend time with everyone. Here's to many more!

Looking forward to the week ahead?

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a fabulous family, Nance. Sorry your parents weren't there to see everyone together... But--they were looking down from above at the family.

I am so glad that your family could get together like that---from all over the world... That is so special.

Great pictures.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ebie said...

Hi Nance, your siblings are scattered all over the world. My kudos to the organizers of this reunion! Your photos show how much fun each and everyone enjoyed. Yes,any things have evolved in the past two decades since you left.

When is the next reunion? Hopefully in the near future!

P.S. I have been busy tending to a sick cat, and hopefully will be back on line in the next couple of days.

Tracy said...

What a gathering, Nance! I've got tears in my eyes...especially seeing that more formal photo of you & your siblings. So happy for your all that you had this wonderful reunion. Life is too short--so we must do now, huh?! Hope it won't be so many as 20 years before you can all get together again. Thank you for sharing so much... really felt like we were there with you! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Regina said...

Hello Nance. Glad to hear from you. This is wonderful reunion. Everyone were enjoy and having a good time.
You are all good looking!
I think the diaspora will never end.

Regards.
xo

chubskulit said...

Wow sis, grande ang reunion nyo. Love the grand kids show/dancing hehehe, they look so cute.

ev said...

great event nance!:)

Dena said...

Ola Kaibigan,

Wow! What a big family you have :) How wonderful to get to go home and visit everyone. I would love to see your home country some day.

Ingat,
Dena