Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Roommate Reunion

Well, last weekend we had the Litton Family Reunion...and this past weekend, we had the First Annual Roommate Reunion.  Jim had four roommates in college.  They were (and still are) some of the most wonderful guys I have ever known.  They are the closest thing to brothers I have ever had...the same for Jim.  Here are the original five...
This past weekend, we all got together for a reunion of sorts.  It was so fun!  The friendships that these guys have are so special- the kinds of friendships you keep for a lifetime.  But beyond that, all of the wives were friends in college, and have such special relationships together now too.  Since college, the group has significantly grown.  Here we all are now...

One of the most fun parts of the weekend was getting to see all of our kids play together. 
  The kids all had a blast together, and the parents did too!

In the last post, there were a couple of pictures with Anna Lee and her cousin, Allie.  Here is another shot of the two of them.  Jim's roommate, Doug, married his cousin, Lana--Allie is their little girl.  The really crazy part is that my family used to go on family vacations with Lana's family (Jim's cousin).  My parents were best friends in college with Lana's parents (confusing, I know).  So watching Anna Lee and Allie together is really special...kind of like looking back in time to Lana and me together.

On Sunday morning, we had "church" together.  After so many years and the addition of so many kids, "church" has taken on a completely different form.  Most of the songs we sang were of the 3 year old variety (i.e. My God is So Big), the "sermon" was a Bible story book about Moses, and the "fruit of the vine" was apple juice.  We all loved it, though, and it was a special time to worship together.

Here is a shot of Cody reading a story to Anna Lee before bedtime.  We kind of laughed at him reading a bedtime story about Noah to Jim.  Jim and Cody lived in the same room all through college.  He was and is so wonderful.  It was so fun for Anna Lee to get to spend time with him...and he was amazing at getting our fussy J.D. to calm down.  We need him around more often! 

One of the most exciting parts of the weekend was when the boys left the wives with all the kids and headed out to get pizza.  Rachel came up with toenail painting to keep the peace.  Anna Lee and all of the little girls (and boys) loved it!

Oh how I love Chris.  Some things never change.

Chris and his wife, Merry have been living in Pennsylvania for 3 years.  We are so glad they are back in Texas now!  Our little boys are only 2 months apart (and all of the roommates' little girls are around the same age).  Who knows...maybe we are starting a whole new generation of roommates!