Monday, July 18, 2016

Another wonderful Fourth of July

Group shot without Heather (who took the picture)

Group shot without Jenny

Russ begins the Fourth celebrations by arriving on Friday!
This was the only rain (and it was brief).
He had just had hip replacement surgery 5 days before.
It was another fantastic Fourth of July weekend. The largest attendance, 26 at top, for a very long time. The Garren Shay Pavlovic DeKrey (Heather, Scott, James, Morgen, Sean & Will), Wolf (Russ, Marty, Jenny, Julie & Molly), Bond D'Arpa (Debra & Dick), Silverstein (David, Leslie, Scott), Barns (Larry, Luke and Christine) families and David Wood were mostly all there. We all missed the Youmans as they were unable to attend due to Susan's illness. Leslie Smith & Rob Nichols joined us again. And Sean & Will had 6 friends come as well (Jesse, Sarah, Josh, Asaf, Sarah and Pepijn). Russ was a trooper, arriving only days after his surgery.
We had great food as always, water skiing, swimming, running, hiking and games. And wonderful times just sitting and talking - solving the problems of the world - or not! Until next year...
Rob, Leslie, James and Morgen 
Rob, Leslie, Larry and Christine on the deck

David, Leslie, Scott and Dick pitch right in with desert. 

Along with Christine (and Larry way back)

Morgen helps herself to brown sugar cake (Marty's)

Relaxing in the living room on Saturday.
Scott G., Christine, James, Dick and Scott S.

Leslie & Deb cuddle up.

Molly, Sarah, Jesse, Asaf, Leslie and Julie

Close up of Leslie & Julie

And Morgen with Molly

Games were played of all kinds.

With some observing - here Jesse with a lot of beach towels.
We swam every day at the lake.

Josh and Morgen watch the show
James & Morgen, Asaf, Will and Pepijn

Sean & Sarah

Kibbitzing on the deck: Dick, Scott, Leslie, Russ and Deb


Will & Sean work on the BBQ ribs

Jenny appreciates the dinner.

But it obviously doesn't affect her figure!

Luke and Scott

tent village at the old wedding site

David Wood leads the way on the hike.

Crossing the stream with the Davids

Scott, Deb and Heather

Christine & Larry

Leslie brings out her famous flag cake with Jesse's help.

Cleaning up was a constant job

Leslie and David Wood

Will and James partner up.

Asaf, Will, Josh, James, Jesse and Sean - the board games
came out in the evening.

Scott made blueberry pancakes - a lot of them!

James made the whole dinner one night: Steak tacos with
slaw and an amazing corn salad.

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