34 Great Grandchildren
These are but the cold logistics. The beauty of the life is in the faces and smiles and the hearts and memories.
This is the life.
Children playing on the floor
Karissa (Ellen's daughter) and Lauren
Keith and Nicole, Joey with Carson and Cameron
Lisa and Ellen
Brett and Ryan
Grandma and Papa
The "older generation"
Renee (Ellen's daughter)
Opening the book, created by all of the children and grandchildren with their well wishes
Ed and Robin Foster (and Nehemiah) in the foreground with Dana, David, and Claire in the background.
Keira (Joey's daughter) with Elizabeth (the Fosters granddaughter)
Would this be a true family gathering without a football? Shane and Owen got away with it for as long as they could....or until Grandma caught on.
The youngest grandsons, Gabe and Zach, with Benjamin (Ellen's son)
Dana and David
Kelly's family (minus Marty and Mark)
The original family: Kenny, Kyle, Kevin, Keith, Kelly, and Kennan
With spouses: Cindy, Jodi, Pat, Cindy, and Marty (missing Katie)
Ken and Nancy/Daddy and Mama/Papa and Grandma with almost all of the guests who attended the reception.