Sunday, July 5, 2009

Tybee Island, GA Chili Pepper Reunion

This is Cindy and her beautiful daughter Zoey, she is the one that arranged our Chili Pepper Reunion on Tybee Island, GA. She worked so hard and organized everything. She even had us on the news down there. We will receive a copy of that and when I can put it up her I will let you know.

Tara and Grace

The girls blowing bubble, Grace, Lauryn, Sally and Tara
This is our red couch picture ( I will have to post the red couch photo later so you can see the difference in the girls) start on the left there is Lauryn, Grace, Zoey, (sitting down) Jadie, Sally, Raquel, (sitting)Valerie, Tara, Kinsi, Jaylene and Erin.
Here is a picture of 11 of the 16 families that were able to make it to the reunion. This was a the Tybee Art Studio. The girls made their scrapbook there made visors and some were interviewed by the TV news crew.
Jaylene, Sally, Zoey, Valerie, Grace, Jadie, Kinsi, Tara, Raquel, Erin and Lauryn with her mom
Doing their scrapbooks
This was way too cute to pass up. The parents rented bikes and put the two little ones in the bucket, Jadie and Valerie.
Girls playing
Andre and Tara

Claudia and I on the beach
Sunset behind the Tybee Lighthouse
Everyone in the kitchen well most of everyone.
Here is Cindy's mom, Nana she was amazing and kept up with the rest of us. She cleaned she cooked and than cleaned up again. God Bless her is so sweet.
Tara, Victoria and Raquel
Andre looking cooooooooooool! lol
Andre and Tara
First day we were there we found a star fish. Don't worry I didn't bring it home I put it back in the ocean he or she was still a live.
Than we had dolpins playing out there, I think there was about six at one point playing around.
We even found a sand dollar and a hermet crab.
OH MY GOODNESS I thought I was going to die when I saw how she posed for this picture. I am in trouble.
Ok, I am sorry there are so many pictures on here but I had to share them. Believe me I have hundreds more I could have put on here but didn't lol. You know I don't even know where to begin, I was blown away by this reunion. I wasn't sure how it would go cause it's been four years since some of us have seen or even talked. But you know what it was like yesterday we saw each other and the bond that holds us together is just amazing and it is those 16 sweet little faces that have brought each of us together and God for putting all these different families together from everywhere. I so wished all the families could have come but only 11 of the 16 were able too. We missed the one's that weren't there and can't wait to see them the next time around. These girls are just amazing and the siblings that some have are just so wonderful with the girls. Cindy did an awesome job putting this together and organizing everything, I don't know how she did it. She even got the news to come and interview some of the families. I hate to say it but I didn't get to see it but they are suppose to send her a link and when I receive it I will share with you. She went to Uncle Bubba's Oyster house (Paula Dean's brothers restaurant) to get us all in, they don't take groups like ours BUT did cause she told our story to them and they took us. Great place to eat if you ever make it to Tybee Island. She even went to get shrimp for our low county boil and talked the captain into giving us a better price and without heads and again she told our story. You are amazing Cindy you really are lol. These families are our extended families and we love each of them and can't wait for the next Reunion.
Cindy thank you so much for everything you did for each of us. You and your mom are just amazing people. God Bless you and your family. We love you and can't wait to see you soon.


Mari Fontana said...

I'm so glad you all had such a good time. What great memories!!

Pauline said...

wow, it looks like you guys had a great time. Like Mari said, great memories!! Good to see you tonight. Sorry we didn't really get to talk. I am looking forward to the bible study!!