Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Family Reunion in Pigeon Forge Tennessee 2008

I think I'm first to get these pictures posted! Yay! We just got home on Monday and have finally awakened from our sleep-deprived fog so that I could post some pictures of our fabulous weekend together! Vitali loves Evan because Evan rough-houses with him a lot. Evan has been in Alabama for several weeks so we've missed him!
Man, this guy is handsome! I'm glad I'm related to him!

Here is my sister's new little guy. Steve held him a lot. He doesn't usually hold the babies so much but Jude is tiny and just feels cozy...or maybe he just misses holding little babies....?

Each family group wears a different color of shirt. Red was our color this year. Grandpa gets his own color. He chose to be bright yellow. He likes the contrast in the big group picture.

Unfortunately, the big group has a light flare throug all my shots! If any of you can decrease the exposure in just the middle, let me know. My software doesn't do that. Or, if you got this shot, I would like a copy. Grandpa likes to get it on his desktop for the year asap!

Here is the dignified pose of Grandpa and his children(except Michael, whose family was missing this year). But my favorite is the next one, despite the fact that the camera seems to have focussed on the tree instead of the faces.
See what I mean?

Sweet little Alexander made his first appearance at the reunion this year. Look at that hair. It is even softer than it looks. I couldn't resist petting it-- A LOT!
Alexander is Dan and Kari's newest. They are pictured below. Here with the ice-cream-cone cupcakes is little Owen. He's a big brother now! Isn't he a cutie?!

Okay, More later!


Nathan said...

I just want to spoil the typical Anderson race to be the first to comment...Haha!

Lynn said...

Nice pictures, Melissa. But I think you are missing some people...You need to post a picture of Lincoln, after all, there is no baby sweeter than him. Right, Beth?!

Beth Laurie said...

Man, I knew we were getting big, but after seeing that picture with Grandpa I realized how big. We're HUGE! Can you imagine trying to do a Falk family reunion if Mom and Dad were still in NY?

Beth Laurie said...

Yeah, I don't think Mom's ever going to live that down. Poor Jude...

David and Sarah said...

You always take such incredible pictures! Looks like you all had fun.

Beth Laurie said...

That picture of Jude looks so much like John and his baby pics to me. He definitely has John's sad puppy dog eyes. Unfortunately, I think he got my skin tone. He's doomed to burn and peel and never tan.

Dawn said...

Melissa, you have ALWAYS had a thing for petting baby heads...
That is the one thing I remember about you when you were around little babies.


What a wonderful family shot!!!
I am sooo happy for your folks - for all of you to be together like this.

Maggy_Keet said...

Hi Melissa!

I think I left my blog address on Lynne's site, but I'm not sure! It didn't show up right away...I'm still getting used to actually posting on other people's blogs! Anyway, it's:
I so enjoyed seeing you at the reunion. Wish we all lived a bit closer. Hope all the kids are doing well!

Maggy_Keet said...

Oh yea, I forgot to say that my family pictures didn't have that flare through it - so if you want, send me your email address and i'll send it to you.