Monday, September 29, 2008

Family Visit

This weekend was spent with the Taylor Family. We were greeted with a bonfire on the deck and made s'mores. Saturday night we watched the Nebraska game together, and Sunday we went to church where my dad, my brother Tim, and I sang together for special music. We had never done that before and it was a lot of fun.

We spent a lot of time out on the deck.

This summer Dad, Pop-pop, and my brothers added on to the deck. I heard my Gram had a hand in it, too. It turned out to be very nice. This could definitely be considered my family's favorite "room" of the house. We ate every meal (including breakfast) out here.

And see that cute little dog on the deck? Holly has been a little on the naughty side as of late. A characteristic of Cocker Spaniels is their stubbornness and my parents have seen that side of her in full bloom. For instance, my parents left early on Saturday morning while the rest of the house slept in. Not 10 minutes after they left (appr. 6:50am), Holly begins to howl from their bedroom. Thinking it would soon stop, we try to ignore it. Ten minutes later the howling has been constant. I get up, intent on finding the shock collar to shut her up. Can't find it, so I put her outside and head back to bed. Five minutes later she is standing outside our window, howling. Giving up, I get up and watch TV. She didn't make another peep.

Eating on the deck.
Jake requested all of his favorite dishes for the weekend and boy did we eat all weekend! Everything was delicious, especially the pumpkin cake!

1 comment:

Melissa Marsh said...

Must have been the weekend for family time. :-) I spent a lot of time with mine back home in Western Nebraska - loved it!