Sunday, August 12, 2018

No Dogs on the Beach

Strange things were happening when we arrived at Jeff's this morning.

I arrived early to help Ben get ready for church, who spent two fun-filled nights with the cousins.  While looking for him, I found Julia and Casper.

To my surprise, I ended up accompanying Jeff, Ella and Kate, who sang in church today.  Jeff said he'd asked me several weeks ago.  Maybe.  Maybe I'm getting old.   Anyway, they sounded wonderful, especially the third verse where I didn't play a note.

Lunch was set for 2:45.  It was 12:30.  Melanie and I finished her puzzle.

Then we played Blink!  To my surprise, and also Melanie's, I won the first round.  Melanie won the next three.

Matt joined us.  He lost, too

However, he beat us both at Go Fish!  

I have played countless games and put together many puzzles with these two over the years.  I love that we can still have fun.

Papa Ben learned a new joke in PH this morning, and he chose to share it with us.  "Why did the Mormon rooster cross the street?  None of us could guess.  "To help those on the other side."
Everyone groaned but me.

Still waiting for lunch, Melanie and I decided to go on a walk.  Lots of people wanted to come with us, but in the end, only Papa and Hank followed through.

We've had such a fun weekend.  Jeff and Jill are not only wonderful hosts, but Jill's family is tremendous.  All these cousins get along so well.  And we knew that by the time we got home from our walk, the Brown's would be there.

Kids lined up pretty quickly for this lunch.  Jeff made six or seven dozen homemade biscuits.

I didn't take a picture of the pot of sausage gravy, but I wondered if Jeff thought we were all starving monsters.
Maybe that's exactly what he thought.
Dave sat across from me with his plate full of food.

The kids scarfed it all up.

Matt went back for thirds, or maybe it was fourths, and he used a rubber spatula to get the last of the gravy from the pot.

And then it was time to say good-bye.

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