Gary and his family planned a visit to Tuscaloosa for Spring Break this year. Brittany came from NY with her 2 small daughters, Gary and Penny flew from CT to Texas to help drive the 10 hours with Emily, Eryn, Adam and their 11 grandchildren. Teryn drove in from Dothan with Baye. Nat and Brent came from Knoxville with their 3. Rachel and Stephen came from Montgomery with their 2 girls. Garrett, Lance and Katie came from Birmingham. We had a total of 1 great grandma, Ollie; 2 sons with their spouses; 8 grandchildren with 4 spouses; and 17 great grandchildren, 6 of those not yet 2! That's a total of 35 people, young and old.
We met at CHOM; that's the Children's Hands On Museum. All the grandchildren loved CHOM when they were children and now want their children to enjoy some of the same activities. Dress up is still a favorite of the girls and the barge for the boys.
Penny bought lunch for everyone from our famous Dreamland BBQ. We had plenty of food for the rest of our time together. She also had the suggestion of renting a bounce house, in fact, two bounce houses.
Mason, Jackson and Katelyn went to the AL/AR basketball game with the men in the family.
Meme thought she was worn out until she heard the word "pictures"!
Sunday we all went to church. Meme or Grandma Hutchison was asked to bear her testimony.
She did a great job and we were all so proud of her. We took some more pictures.
Monday we went to Meme's house and had a picnic.
Tuesday we had to say goodbye. It was a wonderful time together. I loved meeting the personalities behind the beautiful pictures I had seen for the past several years. Such precious children!
|Eryn Klingler with Brooklyn, Mason, Meme with Gretchen, Blair and Eyrn with Sloane.|
|Meme with Brittany, holding Rose, and Betsy.|
|Emily with Lucas, Katelyn, Meme, Hailey, Christian and Adam.|