Friday, August 29, 2008

Family Reunion

Family Picture with my parents

So...I haven't posted in quite some time and have had a few people comment on that so decided it was about time to post something. Aug. 15-17 we had our first Weinert Family Reunion here in our home town of Bemidji, MN. It was great to have everyone but 2 of my nephews make it. (They were greatly missed.) There was a total of 46 family members and 3 special guests who stayed at the camp. It was a wonderful time of fun & fellowship with all. Some of the family had never had a chance to meet while some of us had only meet briefly. Therefore, this was a great chance to get to know everyone. We were all able to stay at a camp and have our meals catered so that no one was stuck in the kitchen other than to make coffee which was a must have for our family. Over the weekend we had the opportunity to play games (indoors & out), have a laughter filled talent night with some touching moments as well, have some canoe races, & just some great times of fellowship from joking around & laughing to some talks centered around our wonderful Lord. We ended the weekend with a family church service with my oldest brother bringing us a heart felt message about how thankful we should be for the heritage we have and a reminder of what we were taught growing up (Labor, Live, Love). We are blessed to be going on the 5th generation of believers. What great example our grandparents & parents have been for us. After my brother's message, we had the opportunity to share in communion together led by my dad. To top the whole weekend off, my church came out for a baptism service which included my daughter Sharmane being baptized by her cousin.

Volleyball fun

Sitting around the campfire


Canoe Racing