Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Family Reunion

Last night we headed over to the Wheelers for a family reunion with one of Mum's sister's. She has 6 brothers and sisters and the youngest Aunty Zoe who is a twin, is down with her husband Jim. Zoe has two children, my cousin's Prue and Jarrod who we grew up with. Jarrod still lives in Launy with his wife Samara and their 3 children but Prue lives in Qld with her daughter Laura. I had not seen Aunty Zoe for 15 yrs. I remember her living on Punchbowl Rd and Abbott St in Launy. Jarrod was a prefect at Prospect and was very popular. I went to St Pat's and had heaps of girls pretend to be my friend so they coul hang with Jarrod.

Aunty Zoe

Jarrod with hsi wife Samara, Luke and Sebastian
On Christmas Day, Prue got engaged to Gordon who is from Nigeria. He has not been home for 6 yrs, having spent 3 yrs in China teaching English and now in Australia for the past 3 yrs. They are thinking of having 2 wedding ceremonies, one in Nigeria and one here. Gordon is one of 8 kids so it would be a real experience for Prue to go over there and meet them all.

Gordon and Jonty

Gordon, Laura and Prue
Mum's 2nd cousin Carl and Jean came too. Carl looks so much like Pop that it takes your breath away. It's like seeing a ghost. Pop died in 1991 and he was the last of my grandparents. The rest all died young. Nanna Cox, Mum's Mum was only 58. Pop Lanham was 65 and Nanna Lanham was 63.
Jim, Carl and Chris

Mum and Jean
I realised how much I missed him and I started to get all teary. I spent ages just staring at Carl, as a flood of childhood memories of Pop and the farm came to me. We had so many cousins growing up and we would all go out to the farm at Staverton (past Sheffield) each year and have loads of fun.

Pop's name is Lyal and I wanted to call Jonty, Jonty Lyal after him but had to compromise on the Jonah. Hey there is always depol - Jonty Jonah Lyal Triffitt :) If our scanner was working I could scan some photos of Pop.

Prue with Jarrod and Samara's youngest, Jasmine

Laura and Jonty
The kids amused themselves with Guitar Hero. It is such a good babysitter!! And then once everyone left, Jayme got out HIS hair straightener. I am told it was his and not Emily's and straightened Hallie's hair.

Check out Hallie's fanta moustache.................


Biggest Sis said...

I love the photo of Prue and Jasmine, Gordon is very photogenic. It made my heart jump when I saw Carl walking towards the house, its amazing how much he looks like Pop, even speaks like him! It certainly was a great night catching up with everyone.

The Kings said...

So nice to catch up with family!!! What a nice day.

materials said...

Although from different places, but this perception is consistent, which is relatively rare point!
nike dunk

Anonymous said...

Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew
of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet
my newest twitter updates. I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

Feel free to visit my web page :: rental manufactured homes

Anonymous said...

Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I
was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website?
I'm getting sick and tired of Wordpress because I've had problems with
hackers and I'm looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

Feel free to visit my blog post; oil furnace repair troubleshooting
my website: Plano furnace repair tips

Anonymous said...

Hello there! My name is Tina and When I just desired
to say your website is great! It's amusing due to the fact I use to have a blog that practically had an identical website url: mine was only a few characters different. Nonetheless, I'm a
big fan of your blogging site and if you ever would like a guest article please make sure
to email me at:
I love writing!

My page furnace troubleshooting flowchart
my page - furnace repair heating

Anonymous said...

Superb site you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article?

I'd really love to be a part of group where I can get comments from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Cheers!

Also visit my web blog; home repair program

Anonymous said...

Hi there your web-site url: http://www.blogger.
com/comment.g?blogID=7762721386385448624&postID=2576319765334073066 seems
to be redirecting to a completely different web page
when I click the home-page button. You might want
to have this checked.

Review my blog stardoll fashion week

Anonymous said...

Surfing around I noticed your website book-marked as: Blogger: Serenity.
Now I am assuming you book marked it yourself and wanted to ask if social
book-marking gets you a ton of targeted traffic? I've been looking at doing some social bookmarking for a few of my websites but wasn't sure if it
would produce any positive results. Thanks.

Feel free to visit my web page :: home repairs for dummies

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it,
you can be a great author.I will always bookmark your blog and may come back later on.
I want to encourage that you continue your great writing, have a nice

Feel free to visit my weblog; transistor

Anonymous said...

Superb post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?

I'd be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Appreciate it!

My blog post lyrics the silicon chip inside her head

Anonymous said...


Here is my web-site: halogen cooker

Anonymous said...

My partner and I stumbled over here by a different web page and thought
I may as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you.
Look forward to looking at your web page again.

My web blog ::

Anonymous said...

Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide
credit and sources back to your weblog? My website is in the very same area
of interest as yours and my users would definitely benefit from a lot of the
information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you.
Appreciate it!

Visit my web blog; short term rental agreement and deposit receipt

Anonymous said...

Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be okay. I'm absolutely enjoying
your blog and look forward to new updates.

Have a look at my blog :: vacation rental marathon florida keys

Anonymous said...

I am really loving the theme/design of your web site. Do you ever run into
any web browser compatibility problems? A number
of my blog readers have complained about my site not operating correctly
in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

My site ... home away from home vacation rentals michigan

Anonymous said...

Appreciating the dedication you put into your site and detailed information you provide.
It's good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the
same outdated rehashed material. Fantastic read! I've bookmarked your site and I'm including your RSS
feeds to my Google account.

My web blog; kauai vacation rentals north shore