At least once a month both of our families gather to celebrate and last Sunday was no exception. We celebrate holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, achievements and so on whenever we get a chance. It is one of our favorite times of the month. Don's Mom, Diane, her friend Sonny, Scott, Brenda, Mackenzie, Mikayla, Seth, my Mom and Dad, and the five of us gathered at my Mom's house for the day. We had such a nice day together that I didn't want it to end. In fact, I think we subconsciously stretched it out as long as we could. We didn't leave until close to 9. Yes, it was a great day! Here are some pictures I thought I'd share with you. Note that Don and my Dad both wore appropriate shirts for the day. :)
Here's Don and Laura figuring out things in the yard. The boys spent much of their day having squirt gun/hose fights with one of the standard rules being 'No pointing at adults.' And it worked! No wet adults at the end of the day. :)
Here's the kitchen gang. Talking and eating. Two of our favorite things to do when we get together!
Diane brought a new friend for us to meet. Sonny was quiet but helpful, and very attentive to Diane.
Don and I enjoyed talking with the family instead of spending time cleaning up in the kitchen.
Laura is becoming quite the camera aficionado. She poses and smiles right on cue.
And finally, the two cakes. The first was a triple layer homemade chocolate requested by Diane, who celebrated her birthday a week early with us. The second tried to cover more bases by adding Father's Day in to the mix.