Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
my aunts liz and kathy helps my grandma get all the food cooked, prepared, chopped, shopped, loaded, transported, unloaded, displayed and even served!
liz, kathy and grandma serving up the food!
aunt kathy drove all the way from clinton to celebrate with us! it was so fun seeing her!
leslie, mom, and dad!
joni handing out napkins! thanks for all your hard work, joni!
todd, far left, farms this area and graciously let us use the family barn. he had at least 5 farm hands out here a couple days before getting everything in tip top shape. they moved hay bales, helped sweep, and were so great to us! todd's wife is leslie, and his parents are butch and saundra. little emily is todd's daughter. she is so cute! we are so thankful for their help and glad they came out to celebrate with us!
virgil, the great, pictured with nick. i am so thankful for both of them. virgil brought up a cargo van packed full of western themed decorations! whiskey barrels, arrangements in boots, split rail fencing, marlboro man cut outs, grasses in pots, ropes, crates, string lights, everything! it was so fun! my mom loved all the little details. she said they made the party, so thank you so much joni and virgil! ya'll are the best!
thanks nick for the lighting and manual labor you put in. sorry for the congestion you got from blowing out the barn and all the hay! you're a trooper and i love you!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
riley came all the way from Weatherford.
she is my second cousin, and one of the sweetest girls in the world!
look at her awesome, thick, red hair! love it!
great grandma nita, 93 years young, hanging out with marty, my grandma pat's cousin's son-in-law. even with extended family, we are tightly knit!
the head chef: granny pat!
she makes brisket that falls apart before you can get it to your mouth! it is sooo good! i'm so spoiled by her culinary skills that i never order brisket in restaurants anymore. too many let downs! she cooked for 2 solid days. i don't know when she had time to do the grocery shopping!
legendary potato salad (mom's fave, 40 lbs of potatoes)
a couple of sheet cake pans of brownies
2 kinds of queso
AND she had it all in warmers/roasters/ packed up and ready to go!
She also picked up all the chips and rolls and fried chicken. i'm convinced she is superwoman.
the most beautiful girls in the world:
morgan and mckenzie
what are the odds of being twins AND supermodels?
AND crazy hardcore soccer players?!
i love them so much.
chloe, front and center!
she is the greatest 4th grader. she could run the farm! chloe had a softball game during the party so she showed up early to help set up! what a great kid, right? talk about a sense of humor. this picture sums her up. that fake mustache is perfect! she keeps us all laughing, all the time!