Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Just having fun in Charleston, West Virginia

The Clay Clan arrived one car at a time in Charleston, West Virginia on Friday night the 5th of February.  Chris and Katelin came to see us and stayed for a couple of hours.  It was so nice getting acquainted with Katelin and to be reunited with Chris.  Some of us hurried to change and jumped in the pool after they left and most of us swam the next morning even before breakfast!  Some swam after breakfast again and we swam after the reception, too!  It was nice to be on the same floor of the hotel together and we had so much fun as a family playing cards, eating pizza and just being together for the first time since Christmas.

Ashley, Dallas and Amy.  
Amy flew into Washington, DC where Hank picked her up after work and she stayed the night in VA with them and then they all drove to W. VA. together.  Amy had never been to Ashley and Hank's new home so it was a treat for her.

 Connor was our only teenager and the kids all love him and wanted to be with him.

Lydia just wanted her Grandpa!

The cousins had fun together.

We ate a wonderful buffet breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning at the hotel.  Lydia walked around with this napkin on her head and was so cute!

We all got in on the action in the pool when Grandpa started a water train.

Hank and Henry 

Mike and Charlie

Charlie, Mike and Jude


Dave and Lydia

Kristine, Lydia, Dave, Marc, Henry, Dallas, Kathy, Victoria and Hank


Kristine and Victoria behind and Lyia


The kids always love to swim with Grandma, too.  Dallas, Parker, Victoria, Lydia and Henry.

Reception for
Chris and Katelin Megert
February 6th, 2016
Charleston, West Virginia
Katelin looked absolutely beautiful & Chris was her Prince Charming!

Nicki, Katie, Ashley & Parker 

Josie & Jeremy

Ashley, Josie & Jeremy

The Cousins: Nicki, Dave, Kristine, Jeremy, Chris, Katelin, Katie, Amy, Ashley & Camille
They traveled to Charleston from all over the country.  NY, PA, TX, WA, and VA.
 So nice that Amy could fly out from Washington to be at the wedding.

Ron, Charlotte, Chris, Katelin & John
John's sister Charlotte and husband flew out from Texas.

Nicki and Katie

 The bride looked beautiful as did all her bridesmaids, but we are partial to this one sweet lady on the right.  We are so glad Chris's wedding brought both families together after so long!  And......we wish we could have had more time to just sit and chat!  Love to all you Megerts!

Chris and Katelin's Wedding

On February 5th, 2016 our family traveled to Charleston, West Virginia, to attend the wedding of Chris and Katelin, who were married the next day in a beautiful ceremony at the University of Charleston.  Amy flew out from Washington State while the rest of us were fortunate enough to live close enough to drive.  Chris and Katelin drove over to our hotel to spend time with our family after their rehearsal dinner and we had a wonderful time getting to know Katelin and spending time with Chris.  Here we are right before the ceremony began, during and after the wedding.

February 6th, 2016

Marc holding Lydia Clay with Parker Nesbitt

Hank and Ashley Nesbitt

Dave and Kristine Clay

Parker, Amy Leonard and Dallas Nesbitt

Katelin and her Dad

Giving the bride away to Chris and then the Ceremony.  It was meaningful, funny and Chris sang a love song he wrote for Katelin that was beautiful.  So glad we were all there
to share in their special day.

Chris's dad, John Megert reading a scripture

Susan Megert, Katelin, Chris and John Megert

Siblings:  Nicki Smigliani, Amy Leonard, David Clay, Ashley Nesbitt and Camille Bready

The Clay Clan with Aunt Susan, Marc's sister

Cami, Amy, Dave, Ashley, Nicki with cousins, Katie and Jeremy (Chris' siblings) reuniting after many years.  It was wonderful.

Kristine, Cami, Nicki, Amy, Ashley and Katie

Nicki, Kristine, Camille, Kathy, Amy, Susan, Ashley and Victoria, Lydia, Dallas and Parker

The Nesbitt family: Parker, Ashley, Dallas, Henry and Hank

The Breadys Family: Camille, Jude, Mike and Charlie.  Jude's face is Priceless!

Kathy Clay, Marc Clay and our beautiful sister Susan Megert

The Clay Family:  Dave, Lydia, Victoria and Kristine

The Bready Family: Camille, Jude, Charlie and Mike

Katie looked so beautiful in her bridesmaid dress for the ceremony.

Jeremy, Josie and John

After the wedding and pictures we walked to an adjoining building for the to follow!