Thursday, November 5, 2015

last weekend was our annual baldwin girls weekend in redwood falls.
my cousin sue has lived there and taught school there her
whole adult life! 

it just happened to be halloween weekend so we had to embrace our
(new word websters?)

nancy brought suzie this gorgeous fresh bouquet
made in a pumpkin, and witchy headbands for everyone.

anna is always willing to set my camera up for an automatic photos so 
we can all get in a frame.
there were about 24 to choose from. lol

our hostess always does a workout routine in the living room while the
rest of us sit around eating and watching her.

my sis knows how much i love sea glass and she brought me this!

maddie brought us all these. : D

so have you jumped on the coloring bandwagon yet?
if not get with it people!!
adult coloring books are everywhere and being on the cutting edge 
of all that kind of stuff, sat. afternoon we sat around snacking (again),
talking smack and coloring.

cousin barb even belongs to a coloring club!
that's a club that just about anyone qualifies for. i like that.
see sue over there in her kitchen? she just quietly cooks for
us about the whole time we are there.

saturday we went to the scary haunted house in town. most of us had never
been to one and were were nervous,
giddy and pretty sure we'd need depends underwear. 
the community did an amazing job making an old
hotel into a very dark and scary place. there were
some sore throats that night from all the screaming.

  sue and her
nieces started making dinner for all of us before we left,
they were making home made noodles here.

sue got interrupted by the doorbell many times and rushed to greet
her students and give them treats.
how cute are these two?
 believe it or not sue taught their momma too!

anna brought this fab bottle of wine for herself, but graciously shared it.

we always have a million good laughs when we're together, but this year there
was a particular favorite funny.
it's not about cruelty to animals, but suz had a gold fish that was nearing it's final
flip flop, and it was in this bowl in the kitchen.
we of course had to have some fun with that.
sunday was all saints day, and we knew the end was near, so we moved him to the
table and laid hands on and wished goldie well.
(we were ready to ring the bell.)
he was still alive when we left, but sadly enough,
sue reported on monday morning he/she was gone.
(i suggested that in the future, she shouldn't hug her fish so hard, he appeared to have
a broken back).

i got the giggles twice driving home alone and once
in the middle of the night when i was awake and i laughed OUT LOUD thinking about some of
the funniest parts of our weekend. (like hiding all 125 of sue's beanie babies around
the house while she ran to church...she's found about 1/2 of them.)
it's just so good for your heart to spend time with family and
just be yourselves. warts and all.

thanks susan for another hilariously fun weekend!

xo, beth

 out takes~


  1. This is just great. You are a wonderful story teller. I love you auntie!!


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