Wednesday, July 30, 2008

food, fun, fellowship...

Well, it's been a busy few days around here...I know you're all probably thinking...What's new?!? :) Anyway, Sunday afternoon, my Great-Grandparents arrived for a short visit from Texas. They were only able to spend a few days with us, but now that we live so far, even a few days is wonderful. On Monday, most of us went to Barnes and Noble and spent a good part of the day there. Tuesday morning they had to head back to Indiana to catch a flight the next day.

Tuesday afternoon brought us some new company and new friends. Jordan and Melissa Niednagel were here for an overnight visit, but it was a lovely one all the same. The same evening we had the Riggenbach family and part of the Bandy family over for dinner as well. After a filling Lebanese feast, Tres Leches (sorry'll have to come over next. :)), Strawberry-Limeade, an emergency run for coffee, a little bit of brain-typing, and an evening of fun, our heads hit the pillows around midnight. Jordan and Melissa left yesterday morning to continue their trip back home and we're eagerly looking forward to our next opportunity to fellowship. With all that said, here are a few pictures for your enjoyment. The rest of them can be found here.

His theme song..."Make 'em Laugh" from Singin' in the Rain...I think he does a pretty good job at that.


"GO!!" (Nice black ;))

Grandpa and Grace.

I love the loving hands of Grandmothers.

Caleb was excited to find three hardback books for only $9.99!! What a deal!

Grandpa found himself a nice chair and spent most of our time at Barnes and Noble reading to the girls.

As you can see, the girls had a hard time deciding which books to get. :) It must run in the took us four hours to decide what to get! Wanna come next time? :)

Grandma and Grandpa with the Great-grandchildren.

Sad farewells.
We took a nice walk with Jordan and Melissa and stopped at our usual place for group shots. Here's one of the girls and sleepy William.

And Jordan and Caleb weren't going to get away without getting a picture! Caleb had a blast getting to know one of the actors from the Locksley & Redjack films. :)

On our way back home Jordan noticed some huge blackberries growing along the side of the road. So, we just had to stop and pick a few...only a few. :)

Melissa finding her treasures.

Caleb finding his.

When we made it back home from our walk, there was food to prepare for our feast that evening.

The wonderful night was complete with lots of chatting...

...tons of shutterbugging...

...a huge stack of deliciously hot fresh flat bread...

...card tricks...

"Come on, Jordan!! Teach me that trick...please!!!"

A round of Loaded Questions

More pictures...

The Loaded Question players...minus my sister Melissa...she was Lily's sidekick though. ;)

Be very afraid...he's conducting brain-typing interviews...

...and Jessica was one of the brave souls to appear on that screen.

As was Mrs. Riggenbach...actually, most of us did, these are just the only pictures I have of those who underwent the torture. :)

And I'll leave you with the remainder of the party that night. Don't you wish you were here? ;)


  1. Looks like y'all have been having a lot of fun!!! (And yes I do indeed wish I was there!!!!!) :D

  2. Wow! That's a lot of pictures. Looks like you had a good visit with your grandparents and friends.

    Miss you lots and lots!


  3. wow, only 2 comments. well, now 3

  4. Tiffany,
    Looks like you have been having a fun summer. It's been very busy for us as well. I though summertime was supposed to be relaxing, NOT.

    I'm glad it is so green for y'all there, we are very yellow in CA right now, with a drought and all.

    We, too, wish we were closer though.

    Love to your whole family.

    Blessings, Mrs.H

  5. Hi Tiffany,
    Looks like all y'all had some fun.:)


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