Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Meet the Allen Clan!! Consider Yourself Warned!!

As most of you know, my family reunion was a
few short weeks ago up in the lovely Smoky
Family came from all over the U.S. and does so
every other year to honor the memory and legacy
of our parents.
This is where it all begins!! The Allen Clan siblings!!
(In the interest of time, please hold your applause
until the end! Thank You!)

From the right we are in birth order:
Steve and Randy fraternal twins, Cindy, Me,
Doug and Craig
We produced (but don't always claim) all of this:

There are 52 of us pictured and 4 weren't able to
join in the madness. As you can see we are
experiencing a baby boom! So many to cuddle!!

Our oldest Sam and her hubby Kris, and grandy Emily

Daddy and # 2 & #3 daughters,
Mallory and Brittany

Daddy and his harem!! Kristina, our niece is in
front of me. Don't you feel for this poor man with
all of these hormonal girls to deal with!! (truth be known...
he loves it!!)

Me and my wonderful sis. We are closer than close!
OK now that the intros are over, come share some
Allen Clan Corn with me!!

Steve was Ryan Seacrest, and did a great job!

My niece Tammy and her daughter sang a song
Tammy wrote for her brother's not yet born first
child. It was precious!!

My nephew Danny also wrote and sang a song for
his soon to be born son. He's very talented and
composed a wonderful song for my Mom.
Would you get a load of these 3?? They are my sister
Cindy, and my sister-in-laws Cindy and Pam. They
were all three on the same majorette squad in high
school. Cindy and Pam are married to my twin brothers
who at the same time were twin drum majors!! Some
rich history there!!
So they decided to dust off their old batons and put
together a routine for Idol. I must say that with only
a couple of practices they did a great job!! (In other
words...no one was harmed during their show!!)

My sis! She looks almost exactly as she did at
those games in high school!! She's the best!

Now here we have the "Chinettes" This all started
because me and my sis would lay like this on our
beds and totally crack each other up by talking and
singing songs upside down. It IS hilarious...don't make
fun...that's just not nice!!

This is Maddy and the face on her chin! She had
a blast doing this. They sang "Someday" by Sugar Ray
If you and your kids have never done this you need
to. It is so funny!!
We were seriously all in stitches!!

Did any of you see the movie Napoleon Dynamite?
Well, our Brittany (pictured above) had tremendous
pressure put on her to do her version of his famous
dance scene. Check it out on youtube if you haven't
seen it. Britt can do it perfectly, and with her Dad's glasses
on she looks like his sister.
In this picture she is trying to get into character.
Well, she decided she couldn't. Nope. No Napoleon.
The crowd began to chant...BIRD...BIRD...BIRD...WE
WANT BIRD!!! (Yes that is her nickname...long story)
She finally gave in and performed.
Believe me when I tell you that some of my family
were actually on the floor laughing hysterically!!

This is when the judges were commenting
Unfortunately no one got a good photo of
Randy, Simon and Paula.

This is my sister-in-law Deanna, my nephew Hunter,
and my cousin's daughter Becca. They donned the
pink boas and did karaoke to Car Wash!! My brother
Doug is doing sound in the background and smiling at
Deanna, his wife. They got the crowd energized!

At the end of the evening, no winner was chosen.
But we sure had fun!!
Sadly, though, my performance, which was post-idol,
was not captured on film. Deanna and I karaokeed
(probably not a word) to "I will Survive" We did hand
motions and really rocked it, but alas, no photos.
So there you have it. Give yourself a pat on the back
if you made it this far,
feel free to clap now!!
More fun with the Allen Clan yet to come!! I know you
just can't wait!
Have a great day!
Love ya'll!!


  1. I am laughing so hard that I'm sure I'm waking someone up from sleeping! You guys are a riot! You are all so lucky to take the time to spend such quality, hilarious time with each other. What an awesome family!!!

    I'm clapping so hard my hands hurt! Encore! Encore!


  2. Howdy, i just came across your blog. Your family reunion looks like SO much fun! :) I have family in germany and england but live in Australia, it would be so great to meet them all some day.


  3. So nice to see such family fun! Our family is like that too! We get together often and we just do 'game nights' sometimes, and karaoke, and it's fun just doing nothing together sometimes!
    It looks like you all had such a wonderful time!
    So great that everyone travels all across the USA for the reunion!
    Beautiful family! I enjoyed it all!
    All the best,

  4. Becky, what a treat for you to share this with us. This looks like SO much fun, I'm sure I would have been one of those people rolling on the floor laughing! How neat that you are all able to get together from far and wide, and have a good time.

  5. This is so great, Becky. It is so nice to see your family and all your sweet girls. Wow, they are so beautiful and what a lucky hubby you have to have such a house full of women! My daughter, Jen, has 4 girls too and Lowell...loves it!

    What a wonderful family reunion. It is no coincidence that behind every beautiful Christian woman I meet there is a happy, healthy family where love is so apparent. You are awesome...each and every one of you! Thanks for inviting us to share in your fun!

  6. I am clappin, I'm clappin!!!!
    Oh my, that looks like a load of fun with the family. Nothing better than makin memories that your children and children's children will never forget!!!

  7. I would have been up there dancing my little guts out...what fun that had to be!

    Looking forward to more 'adventures'!

    blessings and hugs,


  8. oh my goodness! i wish i'd been there! too much fun and there would definitely be pictures of you to show :O). this is great, i'll have to look for the youtube video!

  9. What a fun time, Becky! Loved going there with you.

    Am taking a break from blogging, but I will visit when I return (if not before). Love to you...


    Sheila :-)

  10. Bravo! Bravo!
    What a GREAT TIME of Fellowship and Fun!
    My hat's off to ALL of you!

  11. Oh my goodness, this is hilarious! I love how you guys are so coordinated and put on shows!! That is so awesome and inspiring! You guys must love your reunions!! I certainly would! :)

  12. what a hoot! looks like an awesome day to me!!!

  13. Knowing some of your family, I KNOW you all had so much fun!!!

  14. That sounds like so much fun! You have a lovely family it is so great to hear about all the fun you had. Love, Elena

  15. Hello Becky, well I am laughing. Your family is so much like mine (BIG) and full of fun. Our little ones are growing up and we are now over 100 just from my Mom and dad. LOL. You gave me a great idea for our next reunion. American Idol. I won't post it because I would be accused of stealing Your idea, LOL. I am stealing your idea if you don't mind. Your family is full of very pretty girls and handsome guys. I loved meeting your terrific family.


  16. I'm ready to be adopted! Looks like you all had soooooooo much fun. Hope you always keep the tradition alive and well. You are so very fortunate to have to a large loving family. God has truly blessed you! My sisters are my best friends too! Have you seen the movie Dan in Real life? Scenes from your get together remind me of that movie!

    Love, Hugs, Smiles BFF Nancy

  17. Hi Becky,
    Looks like you all had such fun!! The chinettes were so cute. I have seen that done
    on a americans funniest videos and it is hilarious. The closest thing we ever had to a family reunion was when my maternal grandmother passed away near Christmas one year, and the whole family was together, we had a nice time, but of course, nothing fun
    like this!! Hope you are having a great day.
    Love ya, nellie

  18. These pics are great, Becky! The Chinetts are hilarious--several ladies did this at a March Madness ladies fellowship at out church years ago--hil-ar-i-ous!! You are right!

    Great family photo! That is quite a clan:)


  19. Love these photos-so much fun and laughter-true joy together. Your parents would be so proud of all of you! You all look alike too-such an incredible family-you are blessed. Love and hugs.

  20. Oh Becky I so enjoyed your family reunion. It looks like it was a blast. What a blessing to have such a family.

    Much love to you!


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