6th Annual Big Families and Friends Picnic!

March 24th, 2012


Just six more weeks until the 2012 Big Families and Friends picnic!


If you are a large family, or love to hang out with big families, you are invited and welcome!


The picnic is scheduled for Saturday, May 5th. 


We are planning to meet from 11 am until dusk, with lunch planned for noon, but you are welcome to come any time after 8 am.  There is always plenty of food left over to make a light meal for those who are still visiting when suppertime rolls around.  Sunset will be around 8 pm that evening.

The park has a generous amount of lovely shade.  The playground is right in front of the pavilion, with a bathroom close by on one side.

The baseball field (which we have also reserved) is down a slope on the other side where it can be easily seen both from the playground and the pavilion.  There is always a large crowd of eager baseball players available!

There is also a sand volleyball court and space for frisbee, as well as plenty of young people ready to make up teams.

The pavilion is equipped with electricity, as well as two BBQ grills.


Please bring~

~A main dish to share

~EITHER a side dish OR salad OR dessert to share

~Serving spoons if needed

~Charcoal and tools for the grill if you intend to use it

~Drinks for your own family (with cooler chest and ice, or insulated thermos jugs)

~All table settings you will need for your family, including a tablecloth if you like

~Lawn chairs and blankets if you have them, to use and to share

~Any frisbees and baseball equipment you have on hand

~Anything else you think of that may be useful.  A camera is nice!


We’re again planning to clear a few tables after the meal for an exchange.  If you have items that you no longer need, that you think may be of value to another large family, you may bring them for this exchange and lay them out for all to peruse.  (Anything left behind will be dropped off at Goodwill on our family’s way home.)


And as always, please invite those who may enjoy coming to meet other big families!  If you want to be there, we want you to be there!

Please contact us with related questions, suggestions, and offers of help, as well as directions!  susanna@theblessingofverity.com


We’re looking forward to seeing MANY of you there again this year!

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11 Responses to “6th Annual Big Families and Friends Picnic!”

  1. Pray Isaiah stays PUT and we’ll see if the Blanchard crew makes it this year.  ((HUGS))

  2. SarahP says:

    Can you please tell me which state you’re in?  I know we considered it last year, but I can’t remember how many hours it takes to get to you!

  3. Rita from Spain says:

    Susana, I only have 2 kids but I would love to go if I could…It sounds like soooooooo much fun!
    I hopè the day is agreat one and you have great weather! : )

  4. Marianne Stuart says:

    Yes, please tell me what city and state.

  5. Rachel says:

    how big is a “big family” ? Lol! Is five children a big family?

  6. Susanna says:

    Rachel, you’re a big family if you feel like a big family! Anyway, the “& Friends” means everyone who may not have a big family, but loves to hang out with them! So if you want to be there, we want you to be there!

  7. Emily says:

    That sounds like so much fun! I wish I could come, but I already have something that day. :( Maybe next year.

  8. We are hoping to come this year!!!  I’ve wanted to come a before, but it looks like we should be able to make it this time, Lord willing!!
    I’ve been keeping up with your blog, but I’m usually on my iPod and commenting is not as easy.  But You have been in my prayers and it is amazing to see how little Katie has been growing.  I’m off to catch up here, we’ve been away for two weeks!

  9. Susanna says:

    Tanya, HURRAY!!!!! I can’t believe we may finally get to meet!!!!!

  10. Ibby says:

    Where are you located?  We have 11 children….and BTW, that is me and my youngest, AJ in the IDSC button on your page!!  I LOVE IT!!  :)

  11. Susanna says:

    Ibby, we are in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Thank you for introducing yourself!

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