My Journey through Breast Cancer

On October 11, 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage II Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) ... or as we like to call it, extreme measures for a nap (EMFN). For a while, this blog will be my cancer journal. Enter at your own risk.

03 January 2008

Family Reunion Highlights

The 2007 Lindley Family Reunion was a huge success. For three days all 39 of us braved the cold and the camp food to spend some quality time shooting each other with paint balls and gloating about winning board games. We celebrated Christmas and Grandma's 81st birthday, we caught up with family who live far away, and those we just hadn't seen in a while. It was truly a great weekend. Here's a few pictures that capture a taste of the fun that was had by all.

The most exciting thing about the family reunion was that my grandmother was able to be there! Rather unwillingly, she recently spent much time in the hospital, and recovery has been slow. But she was feeling good and able to spend a lot of time with us all, making the reunion a complete success.

We celebrated Christmas together on Wednesday night, the 26th (which is also my Grandma's birthday). We had to play games just to see who got to open presents first. It took forever to get 40 people to open up their gifts, but we had a great time!

Rachel, Molly, Amy and Jessie playing games. By the look on Molly's face, I'm not so sure they're on the winning team.

Nerf wars raged throughout the weekend. Here's Jason looking particularly thrilled to be in combat. I think he IS on the winning team.

And then we have Grandpa trying to figure out how to get his gun to work.

This is Lincoln. At nine months he is our youngest member.

Thursday was paint ball day. This is the red team, Rachel, Jessie, Lauren, Jason, Caleb, John, Bob and my dad. I think they lost.

Dad, ready for battle.

Mom, ready to capture battle for posterity.

Here are the Auntibodies ... Judi (my mom), Joyce, Jean and Joan. (Yes, it WAS that cold in Pine Valley ... the temperatures never climbed above 45.)

David, Rachel and Amy ... all ready for a good nap after so much family fun.

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