Sunday, October 26, 2008

After the Wedding: Home by the Fire

What a weekend! Lots of family, food, fun and memories. I will have photos from the wedding later this week--for now, here's a little taste of today:

Imagine 2 pounds of bacon, 3 pounds of sausage, several pounds of ham, probably 60 pancakes or more, two bottles of syrup plus some homemade blackberry syrup, and 6 pots of coffee and you get an idea what breakfast was like.

After breakfast, someone started the firepit and we gravitated outside.

Cousins horsed around

and went on a tractor ride

while their dads/uncles tested out the potato gun.

Friends came later with leftovers from the Octoberfest party Friday night and that made lunch. (Even in the pouring rain, the Octoberfest party was a blast. We got soaked but who cared? We had a bonfire, plenty of good food, and lots of people to have fun with)

This afternoon we ate, talked, gathered eggs, cooked, played with the dogs and had a good day just hanging out at home. I was sad to see everyone leave, but tomorrow it's back to work and the usual daily routine.

It is amazing to see my kitchen looking like this tonight, after breakfast for 21 people, lunch for 22, and supper for 13, plus a late night gathering last night of ten.


Juli said...

How wonderful ! That very kind of thing is one of the big reasons I tried to start an IC. I have a tiny family and I tried to make it bigger :)

You're very blessed to have them and they to have you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Man! I missed the potato gun!!! We had a great time, it was so nice to see everyone. I really enjoy your boys and their children.
Love, Theresa

Matthew Burns said...

Sounds like you all had a great time. The youngin's were makin' memories that will last a lifetime. I remember my family used to get together like this, and I treasure those memories. Now, we are all scattered to the winds, and never get together like this...victims of a changing world.


Tiger Lady said...

That is a classic picture of Aaron with the potato gun. He's so cute when he's playing with explosives. LOL! That was the best weekend I've had in a long time. OH wow did I endulge but it was great!

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