Friday, August 24, 2007

Family Reunion

Ahh yes, the family reunion! We just got back from having a great time celebrating family. It was a reunion on Jason's mom's side -the Janke's. I think the one thing pretty much everyone was looking forward to was getting all 3 cousins back together again. The first picture is the one we took the first time we had them together. I have no clue how old they were. Maybe 4 or 5 months? And now the moment everyone has been waiting for. The revealing of the 3 cousins... (drum roll please)...
Dawson, Lydia, Owen

Owen, Lydia, Dawson

Too funny! Owen looks tired, Lydia wants nothing to do with the reunion of the cousins and Dawson is wondering why on earth Lydia is so unhappy about getting her picture taken with him.
What fun! We ate. (That's my favorite, of course). There were 6 things Jason and I were determined to get while we were in Cleveland.
  • pepperoni bread
  • coffee
  • these mocha chocolate things that I don't know what they're called.
  • smoked mozzarella cheese
  • French bread
  • salted butter
And they are all gone now. Because we ate them. We love this little place called Rito's bakery. That's where we get the top 3 things. Rito's is good for anything Italian. BUT in order to get the last 3 items we had to go someplace SPECIAL. A place called: West Side Market.

This place is authentic. You can find all the produce you need. A whole pig with the words "Ohio" tattooed on the butt, fish, cow tongue. You name it, they've got it.
it was great seeing the toddlers all interact. Dawson said "NO" to everyone and "mine" and was the naughtiest of all. He will be the bad influence. According to some new stories I was getting from some cousins this time around, he gets that from DADDY!
Gib & Janessa (expecting their first)
Aunt Diana & Uncle Jeff

Jason's uncle Gil and his wife Colleen

Here's all of us mom's together with the kiddo's. Janessa, Ragelle, Kathy and me.

I'm now famous. I'm in a geneology book! Jason's Aunt Diana has gotten a book from some lost cousin that tracks all the way back to the 1590's.
Great times. Wish you were there!

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