Saturday, September 24, 2016

Midwest Old Threshers

A highlight for our family is singing at the annual Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. This is such a special event for a number of reasons. Not only did our mom come when she was a little girl but this year marked our 16th consecutive year singing at the reunion. 

Not only do we get to camp next to our grandparents for the week, but usually a bunch of the married siblings try to make it over as well! This year as we were packing and preparing for the weekend we didn't know for sure who all was going to make it. 

You can imagine our squeals of delight when during our first concert someone said there was a guy that would like to join us on stage for a song. And into the tent walked Andrew and Kori!!!! They surprised us by flying up from Florida to spend the entire weekend!

As the weekend went on Alan, Rachel & Kendrick, Ryan & Ruth, Josiah, Joanna & Asher were all able to make it! It was absolutely wonderful! 

This little guy loved watching everything and fit right in with all his little farmer-man gear.

Walking around the grounds is like watching American history come alive! We love going to the Log Village and watching them create things from wood, thresh with horses or old steam tractors, getting to watch the old printing presses run and so much more!

This year we all enjoyed a ride on the steam train -- which made for some big smiles on the grandkids' faces.

How many Wissmanns can you spot?

Driving tractors is always a "must do" while there.

This year Alaythia greatly enjoyed participating the Sweet Sixteen program.  Dressing up, volunteering for hours, making new friends, answering questions, and getting crowned made for an unforgettable year.

More photos coming soon!

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;

Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.

Psalm 5:11


Caravan Sonnet said...

This looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing y'all! :)

Anonymous said...

I spotted 15 of ya'll in that one photo.

Anonymous said...

How many of you are adopted?

Marileigh said...

You are a wonderful family, always having fun together.

Blessings, Mari

Anonymous said...

what is old theshers reunion?

Anonymous said...

I spotted 17 Wissmanns

Anonymous said...

I thought I saw 16 Wissmanns. Haha - I see other people have spotted 15 and 17!