I guess it wasn’t actually camping. Since my siblings have all procreated fairly steadily in the last decade, we have given up on rough camping. We found a cabin large enough to accommodate our needs and converged there. This post will be mainly pictures, for those of you who know my family and are interested. Apologies to anyone else.
Here we have my parents, affectionately known as Pops and Mama. We are so glad they fell in love a long long time ago. We are even more glad that they kept on loving and raised us in a happy home.
Here is a line up of the offspring. It appears that we have now exceeded the bounds of one photo frame, so I have it in two. You can splice them in your mind right there by the little blue boy. There are five boys and twelve girls. Lots of drama in this family!
I remember doing photo shoots like that when I was little. It was never as much fun for the children as the grownups. Oldest in our family is my brother Nate, who is turning 40 this year! Hi Nate! He and his wife are raising four lovely daughters.
That’s Gabe and I with our crew in the second photo. Kenny is third in the line. We had the honor of meeting Jenica, the youngest of the entire crew, for the first time on this trip.
Last, but certainly not least, there is Rachel and her family. She is turning 35 this year. Yup, that’s right. My Mama had four babies in less than five years. It was probably a lot of work for her, but it sure was a blast for us. For some reason Nate and I used to refer to Kenny and Rachel as “the little children” despite the fact that they were right on our heels. Probably that is why Rachel resented it so much when we called her the baby of the family.
I have one photo that deserves a spot as the most delectable meal I have eaten in a long time. Kenny’s wife Carma served us this plate full of flavors that were just delightful. I can’t remember what it was called, but it involved chicken and mangoes and cilantro, among other ingredients. Isn’t it so purrrty?
It was great to get away for a few days and just visit and eat and eat and visit. You know how it goes. It is also quite a bit more relaxing now that the most of the children play nicely together. The older ones found a game that kept them occupied for hours and hours. And the little girls… well they just kind of trolled around being mostly sweet.
We are so blessed!
8 thoughts on “Schlabach Family Camping”
My, my… I am sensing the need for another Schlabach/Weaver gathering. Maybe next summer when the new lodge at Weaverville is done? 👍🏼
How fascinating! I must send my mom the link to this post. She will enjoy seeing all of you, as well. Thanks so much for sharing. That looks like a pile of adorable and fun kiddos.
I love this post of you all. Back when I first learned to know you were all teenagers or just past teens in 1996.
You got some great pics of our fun times! Wonder if you would mind sending them to me, maybe Dropbox if you use that. And according to my count there are 6 boys. 🙂
Yes, and eleven girls. 🙂
Even with slow internet, I clicked on all those pictures to see them better. But then my eyes watered so badly, I couldn’t see them anyway. We love your family!
PS. Maybe it was a typo, but you can’t blame all the family’s procreating on your siblings. 🙂
Thank you for pointing that out. Ha-ha.
I enjoy seeing pics of your family! And the surroundings all look familiar. 😉 Thanks for sharing!