Monday, August 17, 2009

Gerber Gathering

About a month ago, I received an e-mail from my aunt Sheryl in Colorado saying that she, Lydia and Alex (Lydia's boyfriend) would be visiting our area in August they would love to see the family and they had never been to see Janelle, Audra or Julie's houses. Wouldn't a progressive dinner party be fun.

Well that got us all thinking--well it did sound like fun but how can we make that work. Cousin April is home also visiting from Tennessee so we start added and find out great we have almost perfect attendance 31 people. That is a lot of people for most houses. So we decided to stray from the progressive dinner party and do a house walk followed by a lovely dinner (?) at Julie's.
So we loaded up in the cars and hit the road. First stop Janelle and Tyler's.
OK--the little kids never did figure out why they would get to a house look at the toys and leave.
We saw a lot of the guys sitting on the couches. But the women really loved it.
OK back to the cars--heading to Audra's.
This is a picture of Audra's kitchen cabinets. I took this one for Uncle Tim, who miss the trip to IN this time. Audra's kitchen is exactly what Sheryl wants to do to her kitchen--maybe it was a good idea to stay home Tim.
Look they guys are off the sofa in the picture. I think they were getting hungry and realized they needed to keep us women moving or they would never get to my house for supper.
OK -- back to the Lehman's with 30 hungry people!!!!

All that touring made us very hungry!!!!

Not all of us were hungry--Blare and Janel's Reid slept while we ate!! (Hey Blare-- hope you are feeling better we sure missed you last night!!! Thanks for coming Janel and for what your brought.)

After supper we loaded up the golf car and gave rides. I think someone was on it for the rest of the evening.

These are my grandparents on the back of the golf car!!! When I told the ladies I was going to go get grandpa, so he could go for a ride--they laughed at me and told me it could not be done!!! HA

They played "Hillbilly Volleyball"!! Followed by a newly created game which we entitled "Hillbilly Tennis".

Yes 3 men per team is perfect when playing "Hillbilly Tennis"!!

We had an excellent time. Here are just the girl cousins--no boy cousin pictures Stacey wasn't able to join us and yes you heard Blare was sick. I guess we should have done with Jason too. It was a great visit. Lots more memories!! Thanks to all who joined us. Thanks to you readers--sorry about the long post.

Have a great week. School starts tomorrow!!!


Audra said...

Great pictures! We did have fun time! Thanks for all the work you did!!


steffenboysmom said...

Didn't know Janelle had another one! So cute! I work with Dan so I'm sure it was anything but boring!!!; )

That was a lot of people to feed!

Jamie R said...

I could get into those hillbilly games, sounds fun!

Pam said...

looks like so much fun! I have cousins that i wonder if i will ever see agains sometimes. its sad.