Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Birthday/Memorial Day Weekend

Not only was this Memorial Day weekend, but it was also my birthday weekend.  Actually this was Rick’s and my birthday weekend combined.  His birthday was back in the middle of the month, but I’m a kind wife, so I share my birthday weekend with him.

I have to show you the card my mother got me this year.  How she ever found it, I don’t know, but it’s perfect!  (except for the 200,000 part.  Mine is more like 20)


We spent Saturday at my sister’s place in the country.  They have a little pond that the boys enjoyed paddling a rowboat in.  This was Jack’s first time in a boat.  He didn’t want to get out!


It was a lot of fun for Jack to find snakes, turtles, catfish, geese, ducks, and bullfrogs.  I was a little worried for this one’s safety.


My sister and brother-in-law are great hosts.  We had such a good time relaxing and playing at their home.  We hope to spend a lot more time up there this summer.



The big hit of the afternoon was the badminton game.   Jack loved playing with the ‘fish’ (shuttlecock) and ‘net’ (racquet).  He was running all around the court trying to steal the ‘fish’ from our game.  Everyone kept saying “he’s going to sleep well tonight!”  (he did) But I think Jenn was the one who was really going to sleep well that night! She was often left playing by herself against the other team because Jack had stolen my racquet.   


Of course my mom came up for the day too.  Jack loves seeing his Gramma Donna.  I think the feeling is mutual.


I loved my brother-in-law’s glasses, because they had a mirror reflection.  I made him sit really still while I took this picture.  Sitting still and not talking is next to impossible for this man, so it’s good that I have documentation that it can be done.

A self portrait.  You can see everyone looking.  Love it.

A little self-portrait love.  Here are the birthday kids! Not so much Kids really as Old People.  One is 39 and one is 34, but I’m not going to tell you which is which.


Thanks for the wonderful weekend, Jenn and Rod!  We had such a great time with you guys.  And thanks to all the men and women who gave their lives to make this weekend celebration possible.  Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day, Family!


  1. Happy Birthday!!! And I love that card your mom got...so perfect

  2. I love the picture of you in the sunglasses - that was awesome. What a cool idea. Is that your sister's house? It looks amazing. I want to visit :)

  3. glad you had fun!

  4. Looks like a great time was had by all. I love their house. The porches/balconies are fabulous.
    That shot of the bullfrog is superb. The self portrait is so funny (the story behind it, not that actual picture of you).

  5. 1. I love that card
    2. That Bullfrog is so cool! I've never seen one, but I'd love to
    3. American houses are amazing! So beautiful


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