Greetings!!! I'm coming to you live from my couch!!!! My wonderful brother-in-law, his friend Wade, and my outstanding husband worked on our wireless Internet router today and I can finally work on the laptop to blog!!! I've looked forward to this moment for a long time!!! Now I don't have to share the main computer with Bryan and I can blog whenever!!!! Thanks guys!!!
I am sure I am going to leave something out that happened this weekend. It was nonstop even through today. But it is all good. It's what I live for. I love making memories with my family. I am very thankful for the relationships my cousins and I are making. We are determined to remain close, get together often, and make wonderful memories. I believe in relationships you have to determine to work at them no matter what may occur. We have to look beyond what we feel may be other's faults and work on that relationship. I have numerous faults and habits others may not like but I'm very thankful to my family for working at a relationship with me. Each person is very special to me.
James, my cousin I've blogged about before, and Whitney and Katie were at our house on Friday. James was up from Texas and we wanted to celebrate his 30th birthday early. Bryan grilled steaks. And we had baked potatoes and mixed veggies out on our deck. It was a little humid but we enjoyed the evening despite the temperature. Bryan and I and Whitney, Eric, and Katie bought James a Fossil watch for his birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES!!!!
I hope Katie had a wonderful party. Bryan and I counted on the way to church and we had 29 people at our house!! I used 8 pounds of hamburger meat and made about 29 patties and Whitney brought several packages of hot dogs. We all ate outside and then squeezed in the living room and dining area for Katie to open presents. To say it was hot outside is an understatement!!!! Bryan made the comment today that we should have planned on more shade. We should have rented a canopy or something. Several people sat under a large tree in our yard and that helped.
The Grill Master
Here are some additional snapshots of the party. I didn't get a lot of pictures. I was a little distracted. I had a great time and I was glad we could have people over for Katie. r
My younger cousin, Shane on the left. My niece, Kayla on the lounge, and my younger cousin Trent.
They were all very thankful for the large bradford pear tree in our yard.
My cousin, Alyssa with Kayla. They even stayed at the house later that night and babysat some of the younger kiddos so we could go eat our. Thanks girls!!!!