Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The 1st Ray and Freeda Costner Family Reunion 2009

A while ago my aunt Christine suggested that we have a Costner Reunion for my mom's side of the family. My sister Mechelle and I agreed, but that was the last I heard about it. Sometimes I can't stand having an idea in my head and not doing anything about it. So, since no one else was doing anything about it, I took it upon myself to plan it. Let me tell you, that was a lot of hard work! It was so nice to see it come to fruition though. I was able to get all 7 Costner siblings to come and participate. We got a nice place reserved to meet at, had lots of good food, fun games and activities and everyone got to visit and catch up. I'm so glad it was a success. The next one wont be for another two years, so I have some time to relax. :)

(collage courtesy of Mechelle)

A small portion of my mom's family.

The brothers and sisters and the sister-in-laws.

The brothers and sisters and a portion (if not all) of their families.

My grandpa Costner lives in a home, so everyone took some time while we were there to go and visit him. My girls don't have very long attention spans, so we didn't stay long, but I thought it was important for them to be able to see him. My sister named her baby after him, so it was nice to see them together. His name is Ray Lee and my niece is Raeleigh.
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Alisha said...

I love the pictures! It's so great to have all the family together like that. I hope that next time I can make it.

Great job on all the planning!

Mechelle said...

yes great job! the pics are great too. Thanks for posting the ones I didn't have.

Nicole said...

I have just got all caught up on your blog & LOVE all the fun things you have been up too. Your girls are just beautiful & I can't wait for your baby boy to make his appearnace. You will LOVE having a boy, I sure do. You look cute all prego too. COngrats to you!

briannewalsh said...

i wish i could have gone. hopefully next time though. everyone is so big!