Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Family, Football, Firelight

Wow! It's been a busy few days, with no time for blogging. ANNNDDDD...it's my blogiversary! Yes, I've been blogging for one year now. It has been a fun way for me to share pictures with family and friends, and keep a record of the special days in our lives. Some bloggers throw big parties and give away fabulous prizes to mark their anniversary. Unfortunately, you won't find prizes here, just more photos and silly stories about our crazy family.

We had a beautiful weekend at the lake, made very special by having ALL the kids there. David and Shylah surprised (most of) us by making the 10 hour drive from North Carolina to join in the fun. I was on my way up the hill to the garage when I saw their car pull in the driveway at the lake. It was so great to see them!

Uncle Adam and Matthew had a little catching up to do about life as a Purdue sophomore and life as an Arlington Elementary first grader.

Andrew and Darci's friends Matt and Shelly joined us again with their girls. Matthew and Abbi tried out the new hammock on Saturday morning. You can see that Matthew is dressed to cheer on the Boilers.

We were showing some Boiler Pride by flying our flag.

The gang is all gathered around the TV to watch the game and enjoy a dipfest. Nana and Boomie came in time for the game.

Nana enjoyed the game in a quiet spot.

And the boys did some snuggling. Unfortunately, there wasn't much cheering going on, and the outcome was not in favor of the Boilers.

After the game, Aunt Fer directed a puzzle construction. She is the puzzle queen.

Mmmmmm.... juicy burgers for supper!

Uncle David and Matthew on a burger attack!

We built a fire and roasted marshmallows for s'mores.

Aunt Fer and Matthew.

Aunt Shylah and Uncle David with Makenna and Matthew. We were so glad to see them!

Andrew and Darci. Haleigh was already in bed.

Jim is enjoying the fire... zzzzzzzzz.

Adam proving he is smarter than the chair.

David having a talk with Mackey.

Big Jon finally got there!

I thought Jennifer's footwear at the campfire was especially attractive.

I have lots more pictures (of course), and I will, hopefully, get them posted soon. For now, I better finish packing since we leave for NOLA in a few short hours. The fun continues...

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