Yesterday I shared about the reveal of
this magnificent surprise. Two girls
with birthdays just days apart who were
penpals and then surprised by a first time
meeting....whew! That is a lot to get out.
When Sunday rolled around it was time for
Church and a Party. Many who were at church
also came for the party. It was so much fun.
Chelsea wanted a cook out. So...that is what
she got. We are spoiling her terribly these
days...but she is also a huge help around here
and deserves some perks.
I headed out back to check on a few details
and this is what I found...some very happy
Chelsea, Clarence(A&J's Dad), Allison and Julianne
What's up with that ear of corn?
They husked more than two dozen ears and then
broke each ear in half to make it easier to handle
and to go a bit farther.
and to go a bit farther.
After a while I strolled outside again and found
this young one and this not so young one
in the hammock.
Hey wait a minute...
This is the other brother!
Joe loves the kids
and they love him.
They were so very cute together and I thought
I had made a great discovery until I found
Kelly, from Cozy Comforts taking their
picture as well.
She had already gotten some great shots.
Well, before long I came across Katie
and her Mom enjoying the Summer day.
Katie wasn't feeling very well but she
cheered up at the sight of Bandit.
Turning around I found these awesome guys.
Pose for a picture?
Of course they will.
Nicholas, Mikey, Anthony and Jonathan
I headed back toward the house to get back to my preparations
when I caught sight of Warren at the grill.
I called his name and captured this shot.
And then there was this moment where poor
Warren got caught in the kitchen with a whole
bunch of ladies...all he needed was a little
Seasoned Salt...but I don't think he feels that
badly about it, do you?
Carol, Kelly, My Mom, Warren and Sue
Finally, the eating began.
Are you kidding?
I was eating too.
There were people everywhere.
They were outside on the deck,
sitting at tables in the yard,
In the living room and downstairs in the
It was awesome!
Finally, some had to leave for other
gatherings and then there were only a few
Karen and Clarence had come prepared
to make grill pizzas.
They are soooo very good.
The line to apply your own
toppings was very orderly.
Even the birthday girls with their
tiaras waited their turn.
Lots of cheese makes it better!!
personal size treats.
Mrs. Rabe got in on the pizza making fun.
Look at those toppings and the pizza dough
Karen made. That was the second batch.
It went into my freezer for the next time we
want to enjoy this treat.
Thank you, Karen!
Some felt they should eat their pizzas in a
Miata.I told you they were everywhere!!
What a day!!!
It ended at Creekside Cottage with a sweet
Fireworks show provided by Grandpa Bob
and a bunch of young friends.
Each child was able to choose "their own"
firework to have lit.
Everyone enjoyed the time in Fellowship and
the beautiful evening breezes.
We finally pulled back into our driveway
Lovely, a truly lovely day.
Tomorrow, I will show the final
photos of this visit gone by too quickly.
Photos of the main players in the
adventure as we prepared to say goodbye.
Karen and I have agreed to post
pictures of ourselves.
A very rare event, indeed.
For both of us.
I don't know when Karen will
post hers, but I'll post mine tomorrow.
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