Allen Family Reunion 2009
Lake Junaluska,North Carolina
Pictured above is the entire Allen Family.These would be all of my Dad's side of the family.My Dad is the oldest of six children.Every other year we meet for one week at Lake Junaluska.I am so blessed to be a part of such a loving family.Once again this year we had so much fun together.The scenery is breathtaking,the fellowship is heartwarming,the fun is never ending!We sure did miss Aunt Jakki,and her son Richard his wife Portia and their two children were unable to attend.Our shirts were all made by my cousin Jackie's husband
(thank you Eric!)This year we decided to meet at the cross,that overlooks the lake,to have pictures taken.The picture taking ended with my Dad reading the story of the cross at Lake Junaluska and how it came to be lighted every night.What a wonderful time,to be together as a family,at the foot of the cross,praising our Lord for another year together,and reflecting on the times spent with our Nana,Popop and Aunt Jakki who have all gone on to Glory.Below is a picture of the "Grand kids".There are 17 Grand kids! And,the next picture is of my Dad and his siblings (yes,my Dad is a twin).Our Parents all went to high school together,and most of them dated while in high school.They all grew up in Miami Florida.Just to give you an idea of how many people are in our family
....here is every one's names.
Rhema(expecting a baby boy),Natalie,Joseph,Claire,Karina,Indie,Sensi,Ishen,
Marc,Richard,Portia(expecting a baby),Seamus,Lylian.
This years reunion was dedicated to the memory of my Grandparents,
Nana(Jan) and Popop(Woodie),and Aunt Jakki.
Pictured left to right,youngest to oldest:Craig,Doug,Becky,Cindy,Randy,Steve.