A while back Rose came up with the idea to have a potluck picnic for the field. Though Jennifer's 40th birthday isn't until September 1, this would be our last chance to celebrate it together. Since Jennifer was in Michigan until the day before the picnic, it wasn't too hard to keep the birthday part a secret. Due to a very high heat index, we moved to an indoor location - two homes kindly provided. It was a lovely day. Here are a few pictures.
Looking at pictures taken by Scott and Kendra Whittington on their recent trip to Ecuador
The food (some of it anyway)
I was so glad Mom and Dad could come.
Then Karmen appeared as well! Yeah for nice surprises!
Hope your 4th of July was happy. Rose and I spent Sunday night with Rob and Andrea Vail and their four children. I must say, it was a very blog-worthy stay. Lots of activity! I'll let the pictures do the talking.
The place to be!
"Hey! Be careful, guys!"
Paige being a wonderful big sister
Someone must have commandeered my camera!
Oops! Somebody got conked in the head!
Good job, Kenrick!
All set to go watch the fireworks
Getting ready for 4th of July company
All tuckered out
You can tell that "Mouse" comes from a line of "convention cats."
Anya and Gwendolyn checking out the beverage selection