We decided to gather our kiddos together this weekend to celebrate Easter again..with the Ashland group.. Since we had Easter with Craig in Oregon, Portland, we wanted to see the others and enjoy some family time. We certainly had the perfect weather. Sun, warmish, and about as perfect a Spring weekend as anyone could have ordered. Very similar to last weekend! Except last Sunday I came down with a nasty virus that reared it's ugly head Easter afternoon. Headache, fever, chills, coughing...I never (or hardly every) get sick. I'm blaming the flying petri dish....the airplane ride...for this weird phenom. It even invaded my work week. I went to work on Wednesday thinking I was getting better, only to have a relapse in the afternoon. Thursday I got up and tried to get ready for work, but finally gave in and called in sick. I haven't done that in years...I mean atleast 4 or more anyway. Jack's fighting the coughing and tired part but he did much better than me...showoff! Anyway, I'm so much better and really enjoyed having everyone over for food, laughter, and a mean game of Candy Land with Cameron! Here's the weekend in a pic flash:
The bell goes off and everyone bellies up to the bar for some grub:
The weather was nice enough to gather on the deck...Summer and Cameron chowing down!
Big Sis Driana enjoying the sun on her face.
Their Dad, Jack the 3rd....I still call him "Jackie"..sorry!
Jordan and Phil.
After dinner it was time for the annual Easter egg hunt. These little lumps on logs were just waiting while the older generation went out front to hide them.
Then the hunt was on with skirts flying in the breeze....Lexi and Addy in hot pursuit!
Cameron spying one up a bush.
Maybe a little help from their Mom (Amanda) would be appreciated!
The hunt ended with one missing egg that I'm sure I'll find after the first time I mow! We always have that one egg that seems to go missing every year. Next on the agenda? The guys thought it would be fun to hit some golf balls. Brett, Summer's boyfriend was the only one who really could hit them far. It's been a bit since my boys golfed. Of course Jack couldn't resist asking our son Jackie to explain to his teenagers how he drove a golf cart into the creek at Brookside golf course when he was a teen. He was soooo thankful for being reminded of that!
Anthony usually saves his sportsmanship for football and basketball but tried his hand with the clubs too.
The ball girls....those little white balls need to be retrieved so YaYa doesn't send them flying with the mower in a few weeks. They were good at their job! The funny part will be finding all the ones in the Creepy Woods. I've found tons while looking for mushrooms....more golf balls are found than mushrooms! It's surprising how far they sail through the trees! That's OK, I don't ever find shrooms anyway!
To end the day everyone took rides over the Pines.....
So long Easter 2013....It was fun celebrating 2 weeks in a row and seeing all the kids and Grandkids just enjoying time together. Mother Nature was having a good day too!
Spring might have sprung after all...Hello Daffodils! I missed you!
Welcome to the Pines! I'm a wife of many, many years with my Chiropractor hubbie, the Mom to 4 all grown up boys/now men...and Grandmother to 9 super Grandkiddos. I work in surgery and my simple adventures are here for your amusement..can you take it?