Friday, May 29, 2009

Memorial Day weekend

I am officially about 1 week behind on my blogging. We have the great weekends where we are having fun and doing lots of family stuff. By the end of the weekend I am so busy and then it is a week of work. By the beginning of the next weekend I am finally blogging about the previous weekend. So in true Niki style I am blogging about last weekend Memorial Day weekend.

As I have said before we love our family and we love our friends like they were family. We were able to spend some wonderful time with them all.

Let me start with the fact that we have been having great weather here and so almost everything we is outside. Ben works a schedule where he has every other Friday off and on the Fridays he works they are a shortened day. This Friday he had to work, but was off by 1:30 in the afternoon. When he came home he set up our pool in the backyard and then set up our tent in the backyard for some backyard camping. when I came home from work they were having a fire in the backyard around the fire pit. It was wonderful.

On Saturday we went to one of my oldest and dearest friends, Amy's sons first birthday party. I forgot my camera so I don't have picture to show you. It was adorable. He had the best time and wasn't quite sure what to do with the cake.

We then went to our friends Shannon's and Justin's for another party. (I know) My niece was having her baptism at the same time so I let Ben and the kids stay at the party while I went to Payton's baptism. she was gorgeous and so well behaved. There were a lot of other children getting baptized at the same time. The church was pretty loud. Fortunatly I remembered my camera, so I can show you a picture of my brother holding my niece. She is such a good baby that she fell asleep while all of the other kids were screaming and crying.

After the baptism I headed back over to Shannon's and we hung out for a good portion of the night.

On Sunday my Aunt Linda and her husband Rex were in town from California. I haven't seen them in years.

My parents had a BBQ at their house. My brother and his family were there.

My sister and her family were there.

My baby sister and her family were there.

We had a great time and we were able to catch up on things going on in all of our lives. I was able to hold and love on my two newest nieces (who I adore). The kids had a great time.

That night we had our friends Kim and Dave over for a fire with their kids. We made smore's and had a great time just hanging out.

On Monday we took the day off and just cleaned up after the weekend. We needed a little down time as well.

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