Senechal Family Reunion

When I was growing up, I was maybe one of the only kids I knew that got excited about going to family reunions. My mom grew up a #5/6 out of 7 kids (she's a twin), and all of her siblings moved from upstate NY to Nebraska for college, got a teaching degree, married teachers (or pastors), and then had kids who became more teachers and pastors. I think I'm the black sheep of the family in medicine. But anyway, starting in 1978, the Senechal family has gotten together every 2 years for a week of fun and games....lots of games. It's always such a fun time, attended by almost every family member. It's been especially fun to watch the family grow through marriage and then the birth of the newest generation. Maggie is the 15th great-grandchild on that side of the family. Sadly, I've missed the last 2 reunions because of work obligations, but we were all able to go this year. Eric met some of my family members for the first time. Fortunately, because he likes games and talking, he fit right in to the primary 2 family activities.

We had our reunion at Heit's Point in central Missouri this year. Highlights included canoe races in the lake, many many rounds of Trivial Pursuit (and every other game you can think of), Maggie getting to meet her second cousins (the photo is of her 3 year old cousin Ella, who loved Maggie

so much that she asked for another sibling!), and Eric being inducted into the family by being forced to eat an Iron Chef "creation" during skit night involving pickles, mayo, oreos, peanut butter, and jelly. He was a good sport about it.

In all, it was just a lot of fun to see family that I hadn't seen in a long time, and might not again for a long while. God has blessed me with a pretty awesome family.


Anonymous said...

I, myself, am a huge fan of family reunions too, so I can relate in your excitement of getting to go again...glad it was a good time!

Love, Mariah

Justin Rimbo said...

I would like to note that Eric and I are doing the canoe racing in the first picture (but mostly Eric), carrying two kids with us, and totally dominating.

. . . in a spirit of unity.

krocke said...

Maggie is so precious! It is so great to see her in these pictures! Can't wait to see you guys!