Marshall family reunion.

last weekend we headed to kingsport (tn) for a reunion.  we always joke it doesn't matter what weekend is chosen but it is always the "hottest weekend of the year so far."  always.  this year it was humid and rained off and on all day so it was muggy and miserable outside.  but we survived.  jay's mamaw stella turned 80 in may and they planned a surprise party tied in with the reunion.  she definitely was surprised.  lots of family came in that usually doesn't come so everyone had a good time catching up and visiting.

getting things ready

kids, young and old, catching crawfish

here comes mamaw!

stella catching up with her cousins

the day began with the "old farts/young bucks" golf tournament.  the young bucks made a comeback this year and won!  the plaque is running out of room.

cousins:  scotty, amber, christopher and nathan (scotty's oldest)

we always finish up the weekend with breakfast at the golden corral.  they don't do much well, but they can do breakfast.  well, it's decent, anyway.  stella and kyle (her brother) love it so we always go with their choice.  it's one last chance to get everyone together to visit and catch up before everyone heads back to their homes.  we had a great visit this year (and jay and i ate way too much pal's) and maybe next year it'll be cooler.  much much cooler outside.