And afterWe got some new barn doors, and yes, they also got painted. Are you getting the picture? I planted a vegetable garden. And a sunflower garden. And an herb garden. And lots of flowers. The reunion went off without a hitch. It was somewhat surreal to see so many of my family members in my kitchen, sitting on my front deck and hanging out at our place. We had a weekend filled with laughs and love and I'm not even making that up to sound good for this post. It really was everything I hoped it would be, and more.
My giant/little brother knocked the Y on the sign with his head. I think that makes this photo perfect.
Lots of Minute to Win It Games = intense competition + fun
Anthony created a big paint by number painting that all the kids painted together, with his direction, of course.
My brother and sister-in-law watching the cows
Everyone looked adorable in their Fourth of July gearAnthony was complimenting me one day shortly after the reunion - telling one of his friends that I did such a great job and that I could write a book. I was feeling pretty good about myself at that point, until I heard him say that the book could be titled "How to make your husband do a ton of work in a short period of time." So much for my moment of glory. We were also able to fit some fun time in here and there. Anthony and my godson Owen caught a Cubs game. My cousin Lindsey and I visited Chicago for her first time. The best part of all of this is that we still have one more month of summer to go! I'm thinking the devil on my shoulder is going to win out and I'm going to do my best to enjoy the rest of our summer, doing as few projects as possible.