Friday, September 10, 2010

:: Lettner Fam Reunion ::

After our first week of staying with Markus' parents and brother in St. Georgen, we all headed to a little village in Upper Austria called Obertraun, which sits right on Lake Hallstatt. It was SO great being with the whole family again. The last time we were all together, four years ago, there were only three kiddos...this year there were NINE!

The house we stayed at was perfect for the 20 of us.

We all were able to sit around the dining room table(s) at the same time, each family had their own room, and the yard was huge. The house was in a perfect location -- surrounded by mountains on three sides...

...and about a 75 meter walk to the lake. Just a quick 60 second jaunt down the path and past the playground and we were at water's edge.

Throughout the entire week, there was much swimming...

much playing...

and much relaxing.

We took many long walks...
There was also copious amounts of ice cream eating...


And, because these two decided to get married forty years ago...

...the 20 of us were able to be together and have a week filled with lots of love, joy, and really, really fun memory making...




We are so thankful for this family -- for the love, for the joy that they bring, for the friendship, for the abundant generosity. It is this great love, joy, friendship and generosity that made it possible for us to fly to a far away land and live life as one big Lettner family *together* in one place for a whole week!

We are proud to be Lettners!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes we are! (even though we are called "Dengels")!!!
xx

Leah said...

This is fabulous! I am loving all of these pictures and I am so happy that you all had this wonderful trip and time with family.

(I am really, really happy for you. All that happiness does in fact out weigh my jealousy. :) Now I want to see Austria!)

Sally said...

This is a beautiful post in so many more ways than one. I love, love, love big families. You're so blessed to share such an expansive one. :)

Janelle said...

Nini, I am not a big commenter, but I must say that this is so super duper cool! What an awesome experience for your kids to grow up multicultural and how neat that your husband comes from such a great family! What an amazing trip!

Becky said...

Hi Nini! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures! Like Leah said, it's hard not to be jealous, it looks SO perfect, but more than that i am happy for you. You are such a great Mom, and friend, and are doing such a bang-up job of raising those beautiful kids. And by the way, we made bacon for our potato/leek/fennel soup (lisa's recipe), the nini way tonight. it was perfect! thanks! beck

Anonymous said...

Ja, wir auch!(obwohl wir "Kortus" hei├čen)!!!

Stephanie said...

What FUN! Do you think you'd ever want to move there or are you content in stunning Santa Cruz?

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