Monday, September 5, 2016


Yesterday we had family over for brunch. It started out because Tulsa family Sarah, Paul and Ella were visiting Liz, Joe, Margot and Sylvie in Ann Arbor. We invited them to come visit while they were here.

Then, our sister-in-law lost her Mom this week so there were lots of the Shea family in Michigan. So the guest list swelled.

Even though Kim, Karina, Karalee, Jim and Cindy were exhausted from the funeral and had to travel from Mt. Clemens and go back because the girls had flights to take back to college they came for brunch. They couldn't stay in Saginaw because with anticipated holiday traffic they were worried about missing their flights.

Kelly and Bill were supposed to leave on Sunday from Detroit. They changed their flight to a later time from MBS so they could come.

Bill and Julie both had to preach, but they made it a priority to bring Ethan and Tsipporah to join in.

My sister Kathy had commitments at church, but she raced through them and got here in time to eat!

My immediate family all came early to help. Jesse came in with Romeo and Tino. John came in with Jason and they all jumped in to help. And cleanup was so much easier with help.

Very early help with Pat, Joanna, Sheala, Caroline, Javier and Ayva. There would not have been a brunch without them. Setting up tables and chairs, baking, cooking, stirring, singing, tasting, laughing, crying, and even invoking Mrs. Lepeak to make the stubborn pie crusts come together - it all worked.

Joanna, Caroline and Pat did dishes. That was a blessing.

The day was filled with sunshine - thank goodness because we needed all available space. It was so nice to have everyone here. I love every single one of them and could not feel more blessed. Thank you God for this loving family.

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