Sunday, September 22, 2013

30 rocks

our little girl turned 30 this week.

how does life fly by so quickly?
how do you have a baby and then in a couple blinks
of an eye she is 30?
every year (yep all 30 of them) i have stood these
two side by side and taken their picture together on her
to see the whole lineup is amazing.
it's a trip down memory lane- a trip that
includes shockingly short shorts (and i'm talking about dale's not adria's),
knee high socks &
fuzzy perms.

what it also documents is their sweet relationship.
they quietly and playfully adore each other
the guys spent a rainy day at the lodge finishing
the inside of the shop so we can heat it.

i rather like these exposed beams and have to say that i will miss them-




while they were all out in the shop working, i was inside whipping up
the birthday celebration.
we celebrated adria & chris's 30th birthdays (2 weeks apart)
and seth turning 14.
my brother in law david turned 60 last weekend too and
we wished we could have been two places at one time so
we wouldn't have had to miss his surprise party.
(love you uncle dave)!


the birthday girl requested lasagna for dinner and angel food cake.
this was my quick attempt to make them all feel equally celebrated.
(in case you don't speak hunter language- that's a deer silhouette
on the top.)  use your imagination- work with me here! lol

 things got a little out of hand at the table when seth wouldn't stop pestering his
dad and his dad wouldn't stop snapping him with a balloon to get him back.
adria kept telling them to cut it out and then her big brother turned and
snapped HER with the balloon.  she yelled "that HURT"- and 
then tried to stab him with her butter knife.
i had to holler "stop it---all of you!!! the nearest medical facility
is 40 minutes away"!!!!!!!!!

*quick smooch from my big sweetie as he cleared the table- we had
all been laughing hysterically after the afore mentioned commotion.

sunday morning the sky cleared and adria
and seth were practicing shooting their bows.
when i went out to take their picture and hang with them a
bit i got a lesson.

 can i just tell you how hard pulling back a bow is?
it took alllllllll the power i had in my arthritic old bod to do it~
and i have a bruise the size of an orange on my arm from the string.
people that don't hunt have no idea how much work and
dedication goes into the sport!

well that's a wrap of the family birthday weekend up north.
it got long--- so thanks for sticking with me!
xo, b


1 comment:

  1. fun! hope your bruise doesn't hurt too bad!


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