All this stuff was supposed to go back at the end of the reunion post...some extra stuff that happened during the reunion that I didn't fit in that post.
So here we go a little late...
My brother blessed his new little baby Dean.
Lots of blessings have taken place right in this special spot at the lake with these great men:
My brother and his great wife Julie named their baby Dean...named after my Grandpa that none of us got the chance to meet. He died when my Dad was fifteen. But I've always felt such a closeness to that man, and we all feel a pretty special bond with this little guy.
He wore the very same blessing outfit Max did when he was blessed all those years ago.
So crazy to imagine that great big guy in that little tiny outfit. Dean doesn't seem too overwhelmed with the significance of that little fact :)
And we basked in all these grandkids who adore each other so much.
My brother Eli also had a birthday up at the lake, and Julie always comes up with a new way to celebrate up there with the numbers of how old he's turning. This year it was pinatas.
The kids were pretty excited about that...
Group #2 minus Ana who these two sorely missed this year:
...and then I get lost after that because they've switched the groupings a few times, but here are some pretty cute ones :)