Tuesday, June 24, 2008

To Denver and Back... Again

This has been quite a ten day period. A week ago we were in the Loveland and Denver area attending the funeral of Marilyn's step Mother. She was a lovely lady with a neat family. Ralph and Char were of a huge help for us. We're used to them doing stuff like that.
Then this past weekend we gathered as a family again to lay to rest one of my Brother in-law's. They had a big family and he was well loved in the small Nebraska town where they lived.
We will miss both of these family members. They each had struggled long enough with their illnesses however.
While we were together last Saturday we went out onto the church lawn and tried to take a family photo. This is the best we could do. With these five kids and one more on the way, we find it very difficult to have everyone with their eyes open and someone not making a 'Popeye the Sailor Man' face. And sometimes the kids do that too.
For those of you coming to Blogstock, you will become familiar with all of these people. Our daughter (on the left) will be in charge of pony rides (if we have any kids attend) and horseback riding, and piano playing if we have singers in the group. The boys on the right (our two sons) will supervise the four wheeler rides and other diversions.
If you plan to attend any of the events at Blogstock, let me know so we can get an accurate count for food.


Rachel said...

I plan to be there with rings on my fingers and bells on my toes! Looking forward to meeting this lovely family of yours.

So sorry about the funerals.

I missed something...which one is pregnant again, Julie or Steph?

Gette said...

what a great-looking crew!

terah said...

I love this picture! It has a lot of personality!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Cliff! Sorry to hear about Marilyn's and your loss. It just seems like when it rains it pours. The up side to this is you were able to get a wonderful family photo. What a great family you have. Lisa

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Cliff,

So sorry to hear about the losses in your family.

...But what a wonderful family picture you got.

I sure wish Charles and I had been able to make your Blogstock! I'd love to meet you and your family and also a lot of the guests who are coming- especially Rachel and Jamie Dawn! :( I know you'll all have a fun time!

Junie Rose

Cliff said...

Hi Rachel, the one expecting is Julie in the middle with the pink bow.

nora said...

Rachel and Cliff that was my question too.

I lost five pounds last month. So today...in the middle of a tour/site inspection with a funder that that gives us a lot of money each year....a student asked me when the baby was due.


Cliff said...

oohhh my Nora. When is the funeral for that student going to be?

Jim said...

Hi Cliff -- We are sorry about your family losses. So close together, that is harder still.

Also got your e-missile. Congratulations for making the Plaindealer again! You are either a local hero or one of those (what all names did they have for the hippies at Woodstock?) ...

Jerry said...

I don't think the Morrows ever take a bad picture. Or else someone's very good at Photoshopping. Either way, fantastic pic. So sorry for the sad occasion though.

The countdown begins. I head to Houston in the morn.

bobbie said...

Weddings and funerals. That's when we all come together. I am sorry to hear of your loss. But this is one of the nicest family pictures I've ever seen. What a wonderful family!

Rhodent said...

You are sooo lucky to have those beautiful grandchildren!!!! I am still waiting... my children are 35, 32, 27 and 24. The first one to get married is the youngest... next June. I hope I can still function by the time the first one comes along!!!

Jamie Dawn said...

My response comment to Marilyn's response comment in the previous post: I cant wait to meet you too, also, in addition, as well.


That family photo is really great. Yours is a testament to what a great family looks like and lives like. I have deep respect for you and Marilyn, and I look forward to meeting the whole famn damily.

So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved ones.
It is hard to say goodbye to those we hold dear.

Paul Nichols said...

Condolences are offered from Kansas.

How'd you get so lucky as to have all these beautiful people let you into their family?

Here's wishing Blogstock a fantastic success! Have you started planning for next year yet?

LZ Blogger said...

Cliff ol' buddy... how can you complain about that shot! What a GREAT LOOKING family you have there! I look forward to seeing them all at BlogStock! ~ jb ///

Shannon said...

Love the family picture. I gave up long ago trying to get the perfect family shot. The "real" ones are so much more accurate. lol. You guys are even color coordinated.

Lucy Stern said...

Cliff, so sorry about the deaths of two of your family members...Hope everything is going well with the family.

I wish I were coming to Blogstock, it sounds like it is going to be so much fun......Too much to do and so little gas money...lol

You have a lovely family and I like the family picture.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

My condolences to your loved ones.

I wish I was coming to Blogstock with Rachel, but I wasn't able to, so you all have fun and be sure to post plenty of pictures of this monumentous event.