Friday, May 16, 2008

BBQ fun!!!

We've been a part of a very special small group through church for approximately 5 years. Last summer, a few members had other obligations that they were going to be a part of at church that occurred on the same night that was the only night we all could meet, so 2 couples are no longer a part of our group. (We miss you guys!!) 3 families still remain & we have such a great time together. The dynamics of all of our personalities are such a blessing in our group. We all highly value honesty, trust, realness & FUN! It is such a blessing to watch our families grow & change & be a positive influence on each other's lives. (Love you guys!!!)

We decided to have a little BBQ fun last Saturday night & that it was! When we were on our way over to Dan & Karen's...I realized that we don't have many pictures from our times together...so I grabbed my camera just in case. It was a beautiful evening so the kids wanted to play outside some more after we all ate. Which was a delicious meal of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, salad, potato salad & of course some of my chocolate chip cookies & ice cream, too. With a few suprises from the guys...we relaxed & had a nice time. (Thanks, boys!!!) We also played a good game of loaded questions. Always fun! :-) I only took pics of the kids playing outside...so here are a few!!

Madden LOVED driving the John Deere tractor. A big hit. All the kids took turns...some of them safer drivers than others...haha.
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I think she is wondering where he is going & he is thinking...hold on baby...we're going for a ride!!!
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Ellie was totally off-roading it...or should I say...off curbing it onto the road! It was funny...
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Here's Tim giving her the "this way...up this way..." haha.
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Love this pic...
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Just playing around with some editing tools...
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I LOVE pictures of Daddy's throwing their kiddies into the air...:-)
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And Paigey wanted a turn, too...
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I don't think they were done with Mark...
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Ben called me a few times take some pictures of him in his baseball stance...he's too funny...
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Okay, here's some cute ones of the kids...some of them complete with ketchup from dinner still remaining on their faces...cute!
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Ellie & Paige are in Taira's sister's wedding this summer...so they were trying the dresses on for size. They're so pretty. So, Makenzie then put on a snow white dress & they danced to a few princess songs before bed! :-)
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Okay...maybe a little biased...but some of the CUTEST KIDS EVER!!!
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2 comments:

Jessica Jackson said...

Wow- that last picture is adorable- how did you get every kid to smile like that, and then capture it on camera? That's why you're so good at what you do!!

Staci Landis Photographic Art said...

:-) Um...Mark was behind me making the kids laugh...haha. But, it was cute they were all smiling. :-)