Family Reunion in Garden City

My uncle planned a birthday bash for my grandmother back in March.  She had no idea that her brother and sister from Dallas were flying all the way to Myrtle beach to spend a week at a beach house getaway with us.  The look on her face was priceless when she saw her sister's family walk onto the beach... It's so great because the relationship my grandmother has with her sister is somewhat similar to the one my sister and I have. So, the surprises continued the rest of the week-- her brother and his wife showed up a couple of days later, then my cousin towards the end, along with a big surprise visit from my sister who has been living in NYC all summer.
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{surprised by her youngest brother}

{all the ladies on our mini pier}
{my mom's side of the family}

{my sweet grandma celebrating her birthday}

{hershey kissed pretzels for a sweet + salty snack}
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{surprise from my sister + cousin}

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It was so great to spend time with family that you barely see, and even when you do see them it's usually only for a short period of time. Having some time to relax on the beach & staying up 'til late hours of the night were exactly what we all needed to take a break from reality. Can't wait til next year!