Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What a weekend!

I know I have posted in about a week. I meant to yesterday but we were busy cleaning up and unpacking/washing from the weekend. Plus we all slept late! Beware this post is long and has lots of pictures!

On Friday night we went to see a Lake Erie Crushers game. They are an independant team (not affiliated with any ML team). I had picked up Rich's nieces earlier and his brother and his brothers girlfriend also went. We had a fun time at the game. There were no bad seats, the stadium only holds about 5000 so its pretty small. We had 4 & 5th row seats on the third base line.

Eat more fowl!

Then Saturday we got up and headed south. We thought it was going to be a bad day when it rained the whole way down, but it cleared up and warmed up! It was so much fun! We got to see Rich's cousins that the kids and I have never met, and some new cousins that joined the family and some aunts that live in WV that we don't get to see often!

Rich, Keith, and beautiful KayMarie

Tom, Payton and Trevor

All the Great-Grandchildren of Lynn and Ruby Metheney

We spent a lot of the day eating and talking and having fun. The kids wanted to of course go tubing and boating. We had a fishing competition and I went with my FIL and took the kids tubing. There were over 20 kids (including myself) that went tubing. We rotated them on and off the pontoon boat in to dad's boat to tube. I was in charge of pulling them in and getting them on the tube and off the tube. My arms are so soar, we took them out twice!




Then we went back to dad's and all crashed! On Sunday morning, those that came from New Mexico and Arkansas came over and the wives and kids spent the day at Dad's while the guys and the oldest two boys went golfing. We had a scavenger hunt, played about 15 games of hide-n-seek, took the 4-wheeler out twice, and played croquet. We actually also got to meet and play with my in=laws amish neighbors. The kids wanted to ask them if their kids could play hide-n-seek, so we let them and they all came over! The little girls played and the parents talked with our adults that were not playing.

They even invited our kids over to see them milk their cow! It was great! most of the kids were from the city and had never seen a cow be milked and were completely amazed! The amish were so nice and were more than happy to answer all our questions. They get about 6 gallons of milk a day from one cow. They have a spring that runs in their root cellar to help keep it cold and they make cheese, butter and cottage cheese just to name a few from that milk. They speak Dutch until they go to school where they learn English. So sometimes it seems like they are "slow" but they are translating in their heads! It was great and I am so glad they got to experience it! Emily, our niece, is the same age as Amanda, the amish girl, and they quickly got over the language barrier and had a wonderful time together!

We had such a fun time and can't wait to see everyone again! Lisa and I are constantly texting each other and already planning another visit! Probably not for a few years, but sometime sooner than 8 years! And seeing Keith with his new family and baby girl was wonderful! A great time was had by all and we can't wait to see each other again!

KayMarie and I

Sean (my shadow) & I (Love you seany!)

Lisa & I

I did actually get some sewing done last week, but not much! Here is a sneak peek, its a surprise!

This week, sewing, reading, baseball, a horse show, and whatever else!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Sorry this is so LONG!


Terry said...

Looks like you had a great trip! And that picture of you with the baby is sure a lot better than the last one you posted of yourself!! Love your sneak peek too! Pretty fabrics! :0)

andsewon said...

What fun!!!
Nice when family can be together doing fun stuff!!!
More important than blogging!!;-)
Loved all the pics!!

Zonnah said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I would love to meet someone that is Amish. They are such interesting people.

Mary Q said...

You guys really packed a lot into that trip! Between your descriptions and photos, I feel like I went along on it WITH you! You left no doubt about how much you enjoyed it. You're such an energetic and grateful person, and I really love that about you!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all are busy too!

Kaaren said...

Thanks for sharing, Sara. I LOVE stories with happy endings. This was just like watching a family-rated 'chick flick'.

Marilyn R said...

Spending time with friends and family is always enjoyable. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Your sneek peak looks interesting - can't wait to see it!

Karen said...

Sounds like you had fun, and oooh it looks like you're working on something for fall!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

... and you had a fantastic time. Have a super weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

I miss the Lakes there. Maybe next Summer I'll make it back.

Mrs Quilty said...

Sounds like a very busy time and lots of fun stuff! Adorable little baby! I love babies! I have one grandson, just turned 2 and one on the way! I am retired, and love quilting and blogging, and I am very new to blogging! Come visit sometime! Enjoy your blog!