Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tennessee Whitten Family Reunion

A couple of years ago, the Whitten side of the family decided that once a year, we would have a family reunion in the mountains around Gatlinburg, TN. In fact, on a side note, after the very FIRST Whitten family reunion, I started this blog! The reunion pictures were my first post ever! We skipped having the reunion last year because of both Rebecca and Jul getting married, so this past weekend, we had our 2nd reunion. It was a FANTASTIC time of relaxing, exploring, and enjoying each other's company. We missed Worth, Mary Ellen, Rebecca, and Josh, though! Here are the pictures:

Aunt Jul and Cole
Jake going for a walk with Mimi, Papa Dee, and Aunt Mary Anne. I think even Jake was surprised by all of the hills (i mean, we were on a mountain)!

Playing with Buzz Lightyear Mr. Potato Head....


Enjoying the view with Papa Dee....



Anne Marie and Jake walking down from the gazebo....

The "boys" about to play some golf....

Jake LOVED playing pool .... he didn't so much liking us taking the pool sticks away from him, but he survived....


Jake and Papa Dee...
There's that smile we all love!
Mimi and Cole
I LOVE this picture - Jake and my dad's face both just crack me up! AND I love how Cole is like, "whatever".

Anne Marie, Jul, and Cole....
Anne Marie and Andrew
Jake conned Aubra into playing pool with him ;-)

Aunt Alice Marie and Dad
Aunt Jul and Cole
Matt bringing sexy back....
Jake telling stories....


Uncle Matt flying Buzz....

Aunt Alice Marie and Cole

Andrew feeding Cole....
Jake hanging out with Daddy....

SO NICE to see my Dad relaxing for a change.... (no internet OR phone coverage - and he did survive) ;-)

View from the ADULT cabin

taking a little rest...
Anne Marie with Cole

The Whittens (Uncle Ben, Aunt Mary Anne, Aunt Alice Marie, and Dad)

Aunt Carrie letting Jake take some pictures ....
Aunt Jul and Jake
The Ben Whitten Family (minus Worth)
Aunt Mary Anne and Uncle Hal
Patience, Jake, and Aubra
Jake helping Aubra take some pictures
Mom and Dad....

Patience and me
Aubra, Patience, and me.... (we didn't color coordinate on purpose, but it worked out nicely)
Surprisingly, Jake wanted in on the picture action....

Jake - such a big boy!

Cole in a daze....
More Views....
Aubra and Jake in the gazebo...

Trying to get a Dee Whitten family picture.....
There we go....
The Ben Whitten Family
The Poe Family (minus Mary Ellen, Rebecca, and Josh)
The Dudas Family
Celebrating June birthdays.....
we had already eaten half of the cake over the weekend ;-)
On the road again....
Cole reading/eating his book....

Such a great time with family! It's so nice to be able to catch up on life with everyone. I'm excited about all that is taking place in everyones' lives - and I'm already looking forward to next year!

1 comment:

Aubra said...

Your pictures are so great! (and oops - Pash and I let Jake play with the mini pool stick they had at the cabin - oh well!) Thanks for posting them!