Ludwig-Drach Reunion 12-15-12

The Ludwigs and the Drachs used to get together a couple times a year when all us kids were “little” – on up through the teen years.  Once we were “all growed up” and married, life just got in the way and we stopped making time to see each other.  The years slipped by and we settled for occasional emails and Christmas cards.  The only thing that brought us together any more, sadly, were funerals.

It was long past time to change that.

So, it is with bitter-sweet tidings that I present our little reunion, with hopes that next year we will continue the trend to all come together just for the hell of it, drink some drinks, eat good food and just have fun!

Hannah wanted to meet Snickers and his pasture-mate.

Hannah wanted to meet Snickers and his pasture-mate.

We tried throwing carrots, but the horses just wouldn't come any closer.

We tried throwing carrots, but the horses just wouldn’t come any closer.

Jason and Noah get up close with Ripley.

Jason and Noah get up close with Ripley.

Randy and Carol sit and chat with Deron and Pam

Randy and Carol sit and chat with Deron and Pam

Kevin, Holly, Jason, Lyle and Scott are seen with Ripley's rump.

Kevin, Holly, Jason, Lyle and Scott are seen with Ripley’s rump.

Scott finally lets someone take his picture!

Scott finally lets someone take his picture!

Two of my boys!

Two of my boys!

Hannah decided that Carley was okay (she never got to liking Ripley), but I was cooking so Carley was banned from the kitchen at this moment.

Hannah decided that Carley was okay (she never got to liking Ripley), but I was cooking so Carley was banned from the kitchen at this moment.

Hannah and Noah were watching a movie - don't tell her how close Ripley got for a moment, there!

Hannah and Noah were watching a movie – don’t tell her how close Ripley got for a moment, there!

Still watching movies (I didn't have any age-appropriate toys for them, poor kids got a little bored!)

Still watching movies (I didn’t have any age-appropriate toys for them, poor kids got a little bored!)

Every holiday, Someone has to sit at the "kid's" table!

Every holiday, Someone has to sit at the “kid’s” table!

And, there's always beer at the grown-up's table!

And, there’s always beer at the grown-up’s table!

Everyone seemed to enjoy dinner - and desserts!

Everyone seemed to enjoy dinner – and desserts!

Carol hanging with the "younguns" on the couch.

Carol hanging with the “younguns” on the couch.

Rita really took a shine to Ripley!

Rita really took a shine to Ripley!

Ripley was more interested in what might still be within reach on the table!

Ripley was more interested in what might still be within reach on the table!

Still hanging out at the table, listening to lots of fun stories.

Still hanging out at the table, listening to lots of fun stories.

Dave seemed happy to tell stories where "alcohol may have been involved."

Dave seemed happy to tell stories where “alcohol may have been involved.”

Great times!  Definitely got to do it again!

Great times! Definitely got to do it again!

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