Monday, July 31, 2006
I think I need a vacation to rest up from the vacations I've been taking. I left last Tuesday (the day of my last entry...sorry) for my little mini-vacation before the family reunion started. I had a wonderful time playing in the pool (it is 7 and 1/2 feet round and I got in with my pajamas on), we ate well, took some photos, and laughed a lot. On Thursday afternoon Rick and Amy arrived. We had a great dinner, watched a movie then got up early to greet our guests for the weekend. I think I was cooking or cleaning most of the weekend, but that's what I love to do. Most of the family members were there by Friday evening when we celebrated Rick's 50th birthday.
By Saturday morning at 9:00am we had breakfast going - Shelly was cooking eggs and pancakes, I was cooking pancakes and sausage. After breakfast, the horseshoe tournament began. It was wonderful visiting family that we hadn't seen in a very long time. We had a wonderful dinner on Saturday night, took lots of pictures, drank some vodka (bodka) from Russia (thanks Jeff), laughed at old family movies and celebrated our lives.
Rick and I both got birdhouses from Eric (and Joe). Rick's was for his birthday, mine was just because they love me. They will be treasured.
Thank you all for the great weekend. We had a wonderful time. A special thank you to Aunt Jessie who put this whole thing together and to all of you who opened your homes to our guests.
I'll post photos later tonight of some of our events.
Love you more than all the wind at Desert Aire.
Posted by Doreen at 6:44 PM