I wasn't sure if it would even happen.
Gram's Beach Party 2009 had lots of obstacles this year. But in true Grammy fashion....it was a huge success with tons of memories and adventures packed into 4 short days. We missed Gram so much. But we felt her presence and we know she would have loved every moment of it. Even in Mexico. Teehee. Inside joke. She and my dad really taught us how to embrace and love our family. To cherish our relationships and to truly enjoy each other.
The party was very small in numbers. We are used to having our family of 25-50 people. This year only 11. But our small numbers didn't stop us from having huge amounts of laughter and fun! To the rest of the family....you missed out!
The Mexico house is awesome and it was great to be all in one place. Wade and Carolyn are wonderful hosts.
We spent 3 nights at the Mexico House and two days in Oceanside.
Hannah and Tiffany trying their jumps
What a beautiful pair
Where are my other boys? We missed King Keith and Jake sooooooo much!
More proof that it's time for Jake to get home. My little family photos need more people :)
That's my bro-bro!
Dixon and Shay!
NOT his first kiss. Can't believe he waited a year to tell us.
Taco stands. It's an adventure. Woof! Woof!
The GBP mandatory daily activity.
Hannah, Dixon & Jessica
Is Alec peeking at Chase's cards?
Gettin' the party started!
We be Thrillin'
Our MJ tribute.
I was definately peeking. Nah...just grabbing some snuggles from Hannah.
Boy oh boy do I love these crazy people.
Please take note of Chase's Wild Cherry Pepsi anti Yoga position.
What an adorable twosome. Wouldn't twins be a perfect addition?
Seagulls, dolphins and Cranes?!
I love this kid!
10th time for me and 3rd time for Alec. Wicked!
Wicked. A unexpected surprise.
There are some traditions that carry on though thick and thin. I am guilty myself of losing a little faith that Gram's Beach Party could survive the loss of Gram. I am so grateful that we were able to carry on our family trip. I hope it will rebuild again each year so that we can all be there. I missed Keith being there. I missed Jake and hope he never misses again. I missed each and every member of our family. Especially Grammy. I missed her the most. But there is something that every member of this family has been told by her at one time or another.
"Go. Have an adventure!"