Hello, everyone! No, I haven't disappeard again; I'm still here. I know you haven't seen or heard from me this weekend but that's because I was very busy helping my cousin prepare a family reunion (of sorts) for one of her 5 sons. And we're pretty much still celebrating!
My nephew, Greg, and his family came home for a brief vist from Japan where's he's been stationed for over a year. Greg was previously stationed in Hawaii for several years prior to that, and had spent some time on his ship, so all the family got together to celebrate his brief visit home. This was the first time he'd been together with his other 4 brothers in several years (one of whom came here from California to join the celebration). The entire family is so proud of Greg as, at age 37, he's a Command Master Chief in the Navy, and is assigned as the Command Master Chief to the USS Tortuga LSD 46 naval ship which participated in the Tsunami disaster relief in 2011.
If you're interested, here is a link to my nephew's bio web page where you can read some of his accomplishments: http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/lsd46/Pages/bio3.aspx
In the meantime, I'm sharing some pictures I took at his mom's this weekend. Sorry my picture-taking skills aren't the greatest, some of them are blurred, and please accuse how I look. I really worked hard in preparation -- it was very hot and humid, and I'm pretty sweaty and just tired.
Here I am with Greg and his sweet family:
This is Greg with the newest member of our family, his nephew (his brother's son); it was his first time seeing CJ in person:
This is Greg's wife with CJ:
This is me with my nephew(Greg's brother) Lawrence, and his wife, who came in from California:
And me with the happy and proud mom:
LOL! Five guys and no daughters!!! But..., all 5 are great and successful young men!!!
Well, I'll be back tomorrow with a little card project I'll be finishing up some time tonight, and I'll be back on my rounds seeing what you've all been up to!!!