We had a professional photographer for a few hours - the group shot below is a sneak preview of her work and represents about a third of the guests we saw over the course of the day. When her photos arrive I'll be sure to share some more.
Through research on ancestry.com we reconnected with my long-lost third cousin whose mother, Karen, (Mom's second cousin) turns out to live near my brother and his wife. Karen and Mom are second cousins - they share one set of great grandparents (Mom's grandmother (seen here, here, and here) and her grandfather were brother and sister). The three of us are in this photo with Mom's brother, Ted.
with Mom and my brothers
Mom helping sing happy birthday
blowing out the candles
Dad's eldest sister, her oldest son and her grandson
Cornhole tournaments went on until 3am
We rounded out the evening with a big bonfire, s'mores and a singalong.