The annual Murphy family reunion, known around here as "the picnic," was today. It's held at a great park in the heartland of Ohio and it is always a great time. I loved going every year as a kid and now I get to enjoy taking my kids. I was particularly interested in going this year because we missed last year's picnic as Julie was 6 months pregnant with twins and was in no mood to drive an hour and a half just to sit in the heat and humidity know as Ohio's summer. This was also the first year Jameson was old enough to truly enjoy the outing.
I come from a fairly large family (I have a few dozen first cousins) so even though not everyone can make it every year, there are always lots of people in attendance, including a gaggle of young kids. I can't even tell you how many years we've been having this picnic - always at the same park, at the same shelter, on the same day. I have many, many great memories from these get togethers. It's not the only time we congregate each year (there's Christmas, Thanksgiving and the Fall camping trip, too), but it's always one of the most fun.
To all you Murphys out there that didn't make it, we missed you. See you next year!
Of course, I took lots of pictures to document the day. LOTS of pictures.