03 September 2011

. . . this hardly ever happens . . .

. . . all of us . . .
{well ~ minus six grandkids}
. . . together . . .
. . . yay! for labor day
and drew and jessalyn
coming to town . . .
. . . laughing a lot . . .
. . . eating too much . . .

{counter-clockwise from on the floor: baby colby, tyler, amelia, amber, chris, brent,
drew, jessalyn, amanda, me and bill}


. . . did you catch that? . . .
. . . BILL WAS THERE! . . .
{you'll notice his credit card is out and he's ready to go,
but he was there! and that, my friends, is progress.}

. . . and general silliness ensued
between brothers-in-law . . .
{or is it brother-in-laws?}
. . . poor amelia ~
how'd she get dragged into this? . . .
{also the waiter in the background}

. . . it's a wonderful feeling
to have the whole family together . . .

. . . and to know that they like each other . . .
. . . i feel like the luckiest mom ever . . .
. . . can't wait for thanksgiving! . . .


5 comments:

Melis said...

Love your fam! And so glad to see Bill there, too! And at Grandparents Day lunches!
*The floating head in the last picture made me laugh!

Peg and Parker said...

I love that you were all there! Family.... it's all there is, right? Bill there= happy thought.

chris+amber said...

I loved this night! It was awesome. Here's to many more in the near future!

west coast girl said...

few things make me happier than this post here. love your huge family now! and bill too?! what joy.

oh, and i vote that its brothers-in-law, though i still think it sounds funny...

manders said...

sorry my husband is so gay. i really like him. and i really liked my dinner. i'd say my first cheesecake factory experience was probably not my last.

i love my family.