every labor day we have a johnston family reunion at the beach. this time there were 18 adults and 8 kiddos. we missed you sommerville, jp, and sarah :(
we celebrated katie's (and sarah's, in absentia) 21st birthdays and merrill's, barbara's, and mary katherine's 40th birthdays.
my uncle claudie, aunt maureen, cousin gilbert, and dad looking on as the birthday boy and girls open cards
"hey! i'm just hanging out with crazy uncle mark!"