Some of you might not know that the main reason we headed to Minnesota this summer was to attend the Kesti family reunion. Keith is the oldest of ten children, all of whom are happily married and living in various parts of the world. I say world since his brother Daniel resides in Sweden with his darling wife and family. And, yes. They traveled all the way from Sweden to join us. So much fun!
I have just finished editing photos from the reunion, but I thought I would share some behind the scenes, first.
Each sibling volunteered to "handle" a part of the reunion planning. The three sisters pretty much took card of planning all the food; the brothers worked on entertainment, games, etc. Keith and I took on the task of the all important family reunion t-shirt.
So, we thought and thought...and very much involved two of our graphically talented children: Tristam and Clara. Tristam (the oldest grandson, btw) insisted that the shirt be something that a young adult would like, and Clara agreed.
The Kesti family is currently holding strong at: Ken and Edna (celebrating 50 years of courtship and marriage), ten adult children, and eighty-four grands. Yep, eight four. Amazing. We visualized a personalized shirt, but couldn't wrap our brains around printing 96 names on a shirt...hmmmm.
This is what we came up with:
We are so thrilled with how it turned out. Ken and Edna are quite appropriately at the top of the chart, next is the oldest son and wife (Keith and Kim), then each sibling and spouse appears. The grandkids are next in birth order -all the way down to Miles, the newest grandson.
Everyone had a blast trying to identify each letter, and every kid knew exactly where he or she appeared on the chart. It was quite the challenge to name every granchild, in order. Oy!
So, pretty cool, right?
Be back with more reunion photos tomorrow!