This was Rick's family, the Christenberrys, 50th Christmas reunion....an amazing tribute to the bonds of this family! For the last 30 years the family has gathered at the Alabama 4-H Center which Rick's Dad was instrumental in building. Alabama Power donated the lake property and Dr. Cecil Mayfield, Papa to us, raised the rest of the money to build a "camp for kids to learn about health to better living, hands to larger service, heart to greater loyalty, and head to clearer thinking". There were 60 of us there this year. The Aunts brought their famous fudge, divinity, and lemon coconut cake, Santa made a surprise visit, the musicians played Christmas carols, and this year we assembled family cookbooks (which weigh about 20 pounds each!)
Every year the kids, and the grown kids, look forward to one of the outdoor activities; skeet shooting, the zip line, rock climbing, and this year, THE SWING. That harness looked a little uncomfortable and the first drop reminded me of a ride at Six Flags...no thank you! But Christy and Haley loved it!
...who knew that the trunk of a Cadillac has gotten smaller? "On the road again......"