Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's Been a Kilt Lifter!

Wow! The party's over and it's been a blast for sure. The house was ringing with laughter and the bathrooms, laundry and kitchen really got a workout. Now it all seems strangely silent and I'm a little hung over from all the company (not from the ale, although that was pretty good too).

Our oldest son and his family left on Tuesday the 7th and the first Uncle rolled in on the 8th leaving me just enough time to clean the bathroom and change the sheets on the guest room bed. The other three uncles and their wives soon followed for a really full house. My husband so enjoys hosting his brothers and this was the first year that the wives decided to come along so I had some female company as well.

The boys played with power tools while the girls chatted and kept the first aide kit close by. We all went to lake to mess around with water craft and there was a lot of lounging on the deck with a cold beer or iced sweet tea. After all it was HOT! Over 100* every day. My ice maker could not keep up and just gave a big sigh and quit. We ate some mighty fine food - grilled salmon, tri-tip, ribs and sausages and all the fixin's and celebrated our son Zack's  42nd birthday. 

Happy Birthday Zack!

Homemade buttermilk pie and pineapple upside down cake, yummy!

L-R brother Steve & wife Roberta; brother Larry & wife Shirley; brother Mike; Chris & me; brother Tim & fiance Ellen

 The house is too quiet now that everyone has left and I need a nap.

Until next time,


  1. Looks like the family had a blast! I love the photo behind the wood pile!

    1. Oh my, the 'boys' were so proud of that wood pile! City folk love to play with chain saws when they come to visit. LOL

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time! How fun!

    1. This yearly brother get together is the highlight of the summer! Now back to regular life.


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