Friday, July 18, 2014

Trowbridge Family Reunion 2014

Hello again! I'm back tonight with a recap of our trip to Texas a couple weeks ago for the Trowbridge family reunion. You may remember from my last Trowbridge reunion post that this is the bi-annual get together of my mom's side of the family. This now includes Mimi, 12 aunts and uncles, 20 grandkids and 3 grandson-in-laws (including Joe). We didn't quite get the whole group together this year but it was close!

Everyone convened in San Antonio at Aunt Martha and Uncle Joe's house before heading about an hour northwest of town to the Roddy Tree Ranch where we had cabins booked for a few nights. People got settled in to their cabins and we checked out the pool, the Guadalupe River, and started playing some yard games. Here is the biggest cabin we had where dinner was made and we all ate/hung out.

The Ponderosa Cabin. As you can see it's more of a house, but it's easier to call it a cabin :)

Here's one of the other cabins we had. The big open area behind this cabin is where we played bocce ball, set up the corn hole games and a new game called Polish.

We had a couple other cabins, but you don't have to see all those :) We spent all our time there just catching up with family, playing games, swimming, eating (of course), and just generally relaxing. Sometimes we take little day trips during these reunions to nearby attractions or parks, but the ranch had plenty to do and we were all content to just stay there for a few days. We couldn't have asked for better weather either! Especially considering what it could have been like in July in central Texas. It was in the high 70s / low 80s and breezy the whole time. Totally bearable for hanging out outside all day. I guess now I'll just share a few pics!

Lila, Megan, Adeline, Sophia

After dinner chats - Mom, Mimi, Uncle Vaughn, Cora

Mimi, Uncle Vaughn, Cora, Aunt Carol

Aunt Carol, Mimi, Kate, Aunt Martha

Sorry about the blurry picture but this was just part of an epic game of knock out that went down one night. There were actually several games in a row and I'm happy to say I won one of them! Everyone got in on the action. 

Some extreme bocce ball playing going on. L-R: Andrew, Rebecca, Uncle Dave, Selina, Joe, Grace, Aunt Martha

As you can see there was a lot of hanging out in the shade while watching yard games. Andrew, Selina, Mimi, Aunt Barbara, Megan, Aunt Martha

More extreme bocce ball. Me, Michael, Mom, Uncle Dave

Uncle Charlie, Dad, Andy, Matthew, Joe

Thomas and Selina waiting their turn for corn hole. 

The whole group! In this picture we're missing 5 cousins and 1 uncle. We were lucky to find a friendly person who was also staying at the ranch to come take a big group picture for us. 

I guess that's it for tonight! Joe and I don't have anything too fun going on this weekend, but I am starting to psych myself up for a big wedding and grooms cake for next weekend. I'll be doing some gum-paste flower work that I've never tried before. Wish me luck!

Update! Due to popular demand I'd like to include a picture of the soon to be great-grandchild in our family. Sara and Andy are expecting a little one toward the end of October! Here's the proof :)

Aaaaand in case your curious, here is a picture of the next soon to be great-grandchild! Joe and I will welcome our little one sometime around New Years. Sara's bump is a little more impressive than mine at this point though haha.


  1. Looks like a ton of fun! That's awesome that your family can all get together for a reunion. You got so lucky on the weather because news shows Texas to be SO hot right now!

  2. Good pics, and looks like a nice place! Two comments... I didn't see a picture of pregnant Sara! :( And I question the accuracy of the temps in the mid-70s to low 80s as it sure wasn't that cool in Austin that week!
    ~Aunt Audrey

  3. Thanks Lisa!!