The last time all of us Vaughans were together was five years ago. And while we were missing a few family members (Lisa, Levi, Andy, and Justin) we had all eight siblings and 11 grandkids together. So family pictures were in order.
Penny, Dad, and Ty
This elm tree has been a major part of us and our farm for a very long time. This fall, a large portion of it calved off, which means it probably will be dying soon.
But it makes interesting family pictures.
Breanna Lynn and Tor-tor quickly climbed up on the limb like monkeys
Owen had to find a twig and stick a clump of mud on it to make it look like a down home pipe. Because that is Owen.
(And I said clump of dirt to be polite. It was actually dried manure.)
The 11 grandkids there--
Elliott, Elsie, Lily, Orianna (in the back), Abilene, Hoyt, Lincoln, Gilbert, Marilla, Breanna
Milling around prior to assuming formation
Cody being charming
When there are a lot of photos, you can zoom in on some for the fun of it. I am looking charming of course, but everyone else is looking quite nice!
A real picture--
Scott (we convinced him he was a sibling at heart), Cody, Tyler, Owen, Ashley, Bethaney, Olivia, Victoria, Clover, Evan, Lindsey
An upsie-downsie one. No one else thought this was useful, but I like it, so ha!
More milling around
Not sure what is happening here, but it looks like we are all counseling Livie. We are so wise. I am sure she feels better for all our wise words.
It seemed like the picture needed livening up, so I stepped up to the plate.
Dad telling me to stop being a muttonchop and Livie telling Evan to take a picture of Abilene in Owen's jacket.
Which he did. Because she is adorable.
Ashley watching the crazy family she married into
I like us!
Someone must have been amusing.
The whole gang, minus Scott who took the picture
Because I wanted another upsie-downsie picture.
And it was fun to watch Scott walk backwards that much.
A sibling only picture. We are clearly all pros at posing. We were going to face in which meant Cody and I would be staring at each other.
Cody said it looked like a wedding picture.
So we just all faced the same direction.
The Vaughan siblings in age order
These happy girls!
Clearly Dad was sharing something fascinating
Dad and his boys, minus Justin
These guys are pretty great. But don't tell them I said so. Their egos are already too big.
Scott showing off his dental work and Owen wondering exactly HOW many more pictures he has to smile for. Not that he is actually smiling. More tolerating.
Mom and her girls, minus Lisa
A cover picture for Facebook. But I liked it so much I decided to put it here too.
Mom telling Dad something and Dad scoffing
These two are pretty amazing!
We love them oodles.
They kind of match! A noteworthy happening!
Stinkin' Lincoln, whom we love.
Rounding up the troops and heading back for an early Thanksgiving dinner
The Whites. Looking normal.
They actually can look normal.
They are a family we love!
And they are all getting SO GROWN UP.