Friday, June 6, 2008

Family events

My side of the family always seems to have big events and lots of things to work out. Last weekend was one of those weekends. Of course with people living out of the country that always puts a twist on things.

So last weekend we all traveled out to Boston. My brother was graduating from a highschool out there. So we had his party to plan and attend his graduation. And May was the month of my parent's 25th anniversary. So with my aunts and sisters, we planned a party for them. Of course none of us planning any of this actually live in Boston. But we do have great family friends that live there and helped out so much.

So my whole family, even Juli and Scott this time, were together. It had been a year since we had all gotten together. Someone from the church there let us all stay at their house so we could all be together. That had to have been the best part of the whole weekend.

So Friday night we had a party for my parents. Not as many people as we were planning for came, but it was still nice and I think my parents still enjoyed it. Of course we had tons of food left over too.

Then Sat, was Jeff's graduation party. And once again, we ad so much food left over. WE were eating party food the rest of the weekend. (Richard was really sick of little sandwhiches, and we even had to bring some home. :-)) He got a lot of good gifts.

Sunday was his actual graduation at night. There were 11 in his class. Its so fun that he has graduated. Good Job, Jeff!

And of course we had to take pictures of the family, and the new baby. I bet there won't be this many pics of any of the other grandchildren. Besides the fact that he is perfect, and now all of our kids will always been compared to him, "Daniel never cried like that, Daniel always smiled at me, Daniel never cried when I held him, Why can't he be more like Daniel was. " I can just hear all the comments now. :-) But we love him to death!!!

Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial Day weekend was so much fun. I was looking forward to it so much. My parents flew to the states on that Friday night. The Kurty Family (a.k.a. the baby family) was coming up too. So Jerelyn and her family got here about 10 P.M. that Friday night. My parents were supposed to fly into Newark NJ (about 2 hours from us) at midnight but their flight got delayed until 2A.M!!! So Richard and I hopped in the car at midnight and drove to Newark to pick them up. All their luggage came which was so nice. By the time we picked them up and drove home, it was 5 A.M. the sun was rising!!! (by the way, here in NEPA the sun starts rising at 4:30 A.M. ) So we kinda missed that night. But the clincher to this whole story is that my dad didn't know that the Kurtys were going to be here. So he was so surprised and happy that he was going to get to see his first grandson a whole week earlier than he thought. We kept it a secret too. So of course we got home really early in the morning, but when the baby got up at 7, we all had to too, because we love that baby so much and had to see my dad's reaction to seeing him. It was so nice to surprise him.

I had meals planned for that weekend and it was so much fun planning and cooking. Richard helped me a ton. I made one of our favorite meals (Cajun chicken pasta), Roasted chicken, and a french toast cassarole. . . Oh man, it was so much fun finding all these recipes and planning for a group of people.

There were a couple people that live close that knew my parents, but hadn't seen them in a long time that wanted to visit with them. So we had even more people in our tiny apartment. But it worked. Its a good thing my family isn't picky.

Sunday night we all went and played mini golf, which was really fun. But I must say the highlight of the whole weekend was being with the baby of the family. He is so cute. A perfect baby, happy, easy to put to sleep, easy to feed, always content no matter what. When babies are like that, it makes it so fun to be with them. It was very stressless with the baby here.

Monday we had a cook out for Memorial Day. Richard made hamburgers, I made a very good macaroni and cheese. It was just very fun.

I love entertaining and cooking, so that was just a very enjoyable weekend for me. Besides the fact that we had a day off of work, and we were with family. (minus Juli and Scott :-( )
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