Tuesday, January 29, 2013

family reunion - australia day style.

simba dog dressed in flag :)

what better way to celebrate australia day then to celebrate the first arrival of our ancestors on the shores of australia?!

most of our hugeeeee family tree (the white paper stretched around the wall)

my dad has been researching our family history rather in depth lately...
building a HUGE family tree, dating back over 8 generations...
all in preparation for our first extended family reunion.

extended family (missing some as we forgot to take a photo til late in the night)

dad was able to trace our family back to the first couple that arrived on australian shores and then worked down from this, mapping out all the relations...
to say i was suprised by some of the names on the family tree was an understatement...
numerous people on the list were people i had attended school with and had never known we were related (albiet very distantly related).

the night was a success...
as everyone mingled and chatted, working out how they were all related to one another...
even my sister attended the event (in spirit) all the way from london...
 enjoying her dinner...

... and a beer.

it was a great way to end, an otherwise rather uneventful australia day!

what i wore - australia day 2013.

2 comments:

Miss Caitlin S. said...

a) your hair looks fabulous, like seriously. I LOVE this color on you!

B) that is so cool of your dad. Every needs a Historian.

C) Wow! How amazing what he discovered. I think stuff like that is so cool. Did you tell anyone you were in school with that you are family now?

D) Love the t-shirt and your Sister, haha.

Tina ~ Tina Gray {dot} Me said...

Looks like it was a fab reunion! :)

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