Tuesday, August 11, 2009

5 Generations

Five generations, and it all started 70 years ago when Grandma and Grandpa tied the knot in a small church in Wallowa, Oregon. Their lives have taken them from living in a logging camp as young parents, to Grandpa's days as a mechanic in both Oregon and Alaska, to working in a sawmill, to their many years as commercial fisherman aboard their boat the Anne Marie in Alaskan waters, to their retirement back in Oregon in the summers and snowbirding to California and Nevada in the winters. The stories those two can tell are endless and very interesting. 70 years is a milestone that most couples never reach. What an accomplishment and such a day to celebrate. Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa. We love you guys!
(Pictured: Front Al & Shirley Sannar. Back: Me, Brittany, Noah, and my Dad, Tom Sannar)

Here we are, the six Sannar kids, all together again for the first time in, I think, 7 years. Susan, Stacey, Me, Todd, Joshua, and Tommy. A bit of a rowdy bunch.

Todd started it. He always does! He's the bad one, it really was not my fault at all. No, Mom, really, he told me too....


mtnchild said...

What a bunch you all are!!! LOL All those pictures are frameables (sp?).

Looks like you had a terrific weekend.

I have a picture of my Mom, myself, my daughter and granddaughter! Not as impressive as 5 generations, but that's all we still have - 4 generations of girls.


Jeni said...

How fantastic! Seventy years together is absolutely awesome. Especially considering how very few people are lucky to even make seven years these days!

Adrienne said...

What an accomplishment - 70 years! Looks like you guys had a blast.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Wow, 70 years!
Cute post.
And it is obvious who the culprit is who started that last pic.
He's the one with the most enthusiasm.

Shelby said...

That's a fantastic family! Awesome photos!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Family - a true blessing :-)

Adrienne said...

What a special time together! And you and your siblings had w-a-y too much fun! Such sweet pictures of the generations. You will cherish them for years to come! ~Adrienne~

Mary said...


Wonderful photos of the family. We also have photos of 5 generations and now that Grandpa is gone (1998) they are treasures.


happy zombie said...

I loved the peak into your grandparent's life and their life in Oregon (and Alaska). I love the pics - especially of you in the 5 generation one. My fave pic of you!

Stacey's Treasures said...

I'm so glad I made it to Grandma & Grandpa's aniversary. It makes a person feel so connected.
Yes, I'm sure the butt pictures were Todd's idea.
What great memories!

Anonymous said...

Such great pictures of your family and so happy to see Al and Shirley. My husband was their pastor in Pendleton a few years ago and we think the world of them.
Please tell them that Harold and Jo say hi and we miss them!