Thursday, February 23, 2017

Goodmans Come and Go

Sadly, another family reunion was coming to an end on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  But before I finish this documentation, I'm including a few miscellaneous photos from our week together at the lodge in Pine Valley.

Sunday morning after church, we made several attempts at taking a family photo.  By chance, our four children conveniently dressed in burgundy colored tops.  It will be just 5 months before Chelsea and Thomas bring another little girl into the mix, and another family photo will be needed.  But for now, these will have to suffice.


Our children departed for their homes, except Chelsea, Thomas and Knox, who stayed at the lodge with us until Tuesday.  Bob's siblings gathered at the lodge for a family meeting on January 3, and it was nice to have a very brief visit with them.  (Sadly, we didn't even think to take photos of everyone so I just have these from Kels and Stephanie.)  Connie drove Chelsea's family back to Las Vegas with her so that they could spend a couple of days with Thomas's sister who live there. before catching their flight back to San Antonio.

Bob and I drove back to Vegas the following day and geared up for the long flight back to Korea.  It would likely be the last of that flight, because we anticipate our return to the states before long!

Ushering in the New Year

Our Goodman Family reunion continued with "Cupcake Wars" - Goodman style - on the morning activity on Friday, December 30, 2016.  Creativity and ingenuity runs rampant in our family as witnessed in these award winning play-dough creations.


That afternoon, the family bundled up and headed out of the lodge to try their luck on what had become the Pine Valley sledding hill.  A great time was had by all!

Saturday we enjoyed some family history fun.  I had designed a Goodman family tree and had it made into a puzzle for each family.  After completing the puzzles, we engaged in game of family bingo.  Hopefully, this will help us all become better acquainted with our ancestors.  We love and miss them, greatly!

That afternoon it was time for the spud-derby, and everyone designed some cool potato-mobiles for the big race.  Dad awarded little Mexican bobble-head toys to the kids for their participation.

That evening, a new year's eve extravaganza was organized by Bobby and Jill.  We played a bunch of "minute-to-win-it" type games.  I even made it out of bed and put myself together for the exciting cumulative party of our family reunion.


With everyone partied out and feeling a bit like Tanner, we retired to our beds.  There was no banging of pots and pans, or shooting off fireworks, but I'm certain there was enough noisy commotion and emotional sparks ignited during the course of the week to make up for it!

Welcome to the year 2017!