Thursday, June 30, 2011

2011 cousin reunion......

i'm way behind in my updates!  not sure if i'm a blogger or not?  to be....or not to be???????  some days i'm ready and committed. then, there's those days when i cannot drag myself to the computer for any reason!  i think since i, like many others, spend hours in front of a computer during the day (at work), when i get home i'm ready to do anything but sit in front of a computer!  SO, dear family and friends, that is why i am a terrible blogger!   I know there is a large group of you that can do it all....the ones who can stay true to your blog, twitter, facebook and cook, clean and garden with no problem!!!  call me wimpy....or maybe just happy to relax my little fingers and tired brain!   

here we go..............
the 2011 "Sharp Family" cousin reunion was a blast!  we gathered in fraser, co., cousins kandy and mike were so gracious to be in charge of the details!  everything was perfect especially the stories and laughter! 
THANKS to cousins Mike and Kandy Morrison for organizing the reunion!

mom and i flew out on friday the 17th of june, rented a car in denver and drove up the mountain to fraser, a cute little quiet colorado town, 13,000+ elevation, with a friendly lodge that we made home for the following 3 days.  i must tell you that next time i rent a car to drive up a mountain i will make sure it's a least a v6.  our midsized car ended up having a v4 engine and we kinda putted up and rolled down the mountains.  it was really funny!  for once in my life i was very content to be in the slow lane! i'd have to tell mom to "hang on" when it was time to floor board the gas pedal!!!!  not because we were going to go fast....but like, hold your breath and hope we make it! (scary but oh so funny) oh my.....and then on top of that we were in the middle of 2000 bike riders that actually were finishing a one week bike ride tour through the colorado mountains!  it was hard to enjoy the beautiful scenery due to being overwhelmed by the physical beauty and endurance of all the men, women and children on bikes equipped for pedaling over and around these mountains!  oops...i forgot to mention, it was also very chilly....down right cold that morning when we were making our way up and around the big mountains! wheee.....we made it to fraser!

thank the good Lord.......we all made it to fraser!
cousins (and spouses)...... jeannie, david, paula, marv, big linda,
patricia, abbie, nick, steve, tina, kris, alley, drew, jill, david, lil linda,
bobby, judy, shelby, rob, zayden, mike, kandy, mother and myself.
what a great looking group!

10 first cousins in order: 
kay(mom), big linda, bobby, kandy, paula, jeannie,
lil linda, curtis, tina and patricia.
cowboy brian and his loyal dog, blueberry took good care of everyone!

 several cousins were missing for various reasons and truly missed!  i won't mention names but...... they (brother) had better make it to the next cousin event!   the date is being planned right now!  everyone has plenty of time to work it into their schedules!

here's zayden, the youngest of the cousins!!!!! he kept us in stitches!  he's shelby and rob's son.  shelby is bobby and judy's daughter.  cousin bobby shared parts of his life story with us....which left us all teary and happy to have each other!  reminding us again, how important "family" truly is!

i have to let everyone know that this beautiful lady, that i call mother, is now the eldest of the sharp family.  making her the wise one....the one in charge of all!
we sure have good looks in this family!   no kidding.....after looking at the old family pics of our  great, great and great, uncles, aunts, grandparents, etc., we realized that we come from really good looking men and women!
good genes we have!


kris and alley ready for the trail ride!

while some of us enjoyed the wagon ride others hopped on horses and headed up a narrow trail to join us for a yummy dinner.   steak, potatoes, beans, corn on the cob, watermelon and hot bread was served trail ride fashion while enjoying the stunning view of mountain tops full of white glistening snow.
shelby looks like a pro!

the exciting news is that lil linda and her precious husband dave volunteered to have the next "sharp family" reunion at their home in valparaiso, in.  it'll be here in a flash and i pray we can all gather together again with the rest of our loving family members!

we woke up to a snow storm on monday!  the day we're to putt up and over the mountians!  we made it fine....with more of the slow lane, "hold on"  and laughter the entire way to the airport! 
i'm so glad that mother and i could experience this journey together!  what fun and good laughs we had.......putting up the mountains to a small blunder at the airport!  
 i'm so blessed with such a loving and "sharp family"!

peace and love to all,

1 comment:

  1. Sheryl, what beauty your mother is. I am glad you are enjoying your family.