Jocelyn’s party

So often, the family sees each other only at funerals. My cousin, Jocelyn, felt that it was time for us to get together at a happier time, so she hosted a lovely party for all of us in Hawaii Kai.  As usual, David took video of everyone, while I used my digital camera for photos.

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Her husband, Scott:

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Her son, Aidan:

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Her father, Tai:

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Her mother, Pat:

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Her brother, Jeff, on the far left, and Jeff’s spouse, Jason, on the far right:

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Cousin Stewart (also my godson):

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Group shots:

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The marina outside the party room:

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It was such a great idea for Jocelyn to host a party for all of us when we weren’t grieving for a deceased loved one. Wonderful, Jocelyn!  David and I love you and your family dearly.  Thanks for inviting us.

David, me, and Jocelyn:

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14 Responses to “Jocelyn’s party”

  1. Linda Starr Says:

    so nice to have a large family and a get together for no special reason.

  2. Joanne Noragon Says:

    How lovely you all are. I wish I had more family.

  3. Olga Says:

    That was so nice–to celebrate and enjoy each other just because. The setting is beautiful.

  4. Beatrice Says:

    Celebrating and getting together “just because” was a great plan. Everyone looked so relaxed and happy because there was no reason not to be…Jocelyn had a great plan.

  5. dkzody Says:

    Nice to have a lovely party to attend and visit with friends and family. Is it raining there? Looks like David got soaked on the way in.

  6. DJan Says:

    Wonderful pictures! I was going to ask about the interesting design on David’s shirt, but you explained it. 🙂

  7. Kay G. Says:

    Wonderful joy! What a handsome family! And I love Jocelyn’s hat, it suits her so well!

  8. Christine Says:

    what a lovely family party and beautiful photos!

  9. Linda Reeder Says:

    Getting together with family is important.Good for Jocelyn!

  10. Says:

    Thank you so much! These photos are a fun reminder of the afternoon and evening. You are so thoughtful to share these! I look forward to seeing everyone again.
    Mahalo, Jocelyn

  11. anonymousonthemainland! Says:

    I say why wait for a funeral to connect with love with those we hold dearly????? It has been hotter than a pepper plant here in this part of Washington state and Oregon too..We went to the Oregon coast and it was hot, we left for home, we went to the Washington coast to the cabin with childhood friends and it was wonderful..Fish and goodies from the sea and talking and playing games until the wee hours of the night..The motor homes are like luxury homes, but we opt to stay in the cabin with my friend who lost her hubs a few years back and read and laugh and joke and sip tea until at least 2 am and sleep in..Everyone takes off in their motor homes and we are left just my hubs me and my friend from kindergarten..we feel truly blessed, sometimes we take our two kitty cats, but most times a friend stays in our tiny home and makes sure they are well taken care of I bring back crab (on ice and shrimp fresh from the sea for her and also tea she is an avid tea drinker like me and my family) Enjoy your friends and family time is short enough and the heat here is something else, one week it is nice for 1 day the next 4 days in the 100’s and humidity and no a/c just fans and we flee to the library or the Washington coast..we cannot stand the heat in the 100’s aloha and peace out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. DeniseinVA Says:

    Always a wonderful idea for a gathering in happy times. How kind of Jocelyn to organize this party. Your photos of the event were lovely Gigi.

  13. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Great idea. My daaughter is flying to CA when I do, so we can visit together with my son and his family. We haven’t done this in a while.

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