I'm loving . . .. that we had an awesome family reunion this past weekend! I thought in this episode of "What I'm Loving" I'd share about our wonderful weekend :-)
Have you ever noticed how, when you really need things to go right, they don't? That is how our Friday started! Darryl had asked for a smaller route so he could be home by 3:00. Apparently "smaller route" means - 8 stops in town with 10,000 pounds to deliver (A normal route is 6-7 stops . . .and about 4,000 pounds) Amazingly he walked in the door at 3:50, took a shower and we were on the road by 4:05 thinking we were doing great. We would be in Linden by 5:30. . . . and than we ran into some construction . . .lots of it. We finally arrived at the reunion at . .. 6:20. Yep - almost an hour later than we should have gotten there (and it started at 6:00!!!) This might not seem like a big deal except . . . . . . . . .I was one of two people in charge HA! My dad was the other one :-) When we got there, I hit the ground running. Besides dinner on Friday, which was first, we were also doing a talent night and I had two things to take care off. First, was a skit based on a song my Grandpa wrote called "Nine kids and a Dog to Keep". My brother Ken was playing Grandpa and was singing the song. He and my husband started practicing (Darryl was playing the guitar) . . Ken started singing and than Darryl started laughing and said "Ken, you don't know this song do you?" The best part is that he had told my dad that he "had it all under control" earlier in the week :-) hehehehe So we spent a little time helping him learn the song and doing a TON of laughing. My husband and I were also doing a song along with my cousin on drums . .. and we had to practice! The skit went off fantastically - everyone loved it - my cousins performed perfectly without a lick of practice HA! Now, my husband and I were sitting there enjoying the evening while my niece was playing with the kids in the nursery . . .. until my sister-in-law walked up and whispered no one likes to hear . .. "Kate just said that Josh threw up all over". Yep. Kid #1 had the stomach flu. Darryl and I ran to the nursery, cleaned everything up and sent the kids home with my mom so we could do our song and help my dad clean everything up.
Here are a few pictures from the talent night - I borrowed them from a cousins Facebook page . ..
|My brother, Ken and cousin, Ginger, playing Grandpa and Grandma.|
|The Fisher boys - they sang a song my cousin Joel had written words for based on the tune of a popular Christian song.|
Blogger is giving my issues in adding captions but the above pictures include my cousin Paul and I, my cousins Krystal and I, Kathy and I, and than my cousin Nancy and Aunt Barb.
So much fun - and yes, I'm already thinking about the next one - but it needs to be in 5 years instead of 10 . . .I can't wait!