Monday, July 25, 2011

Nebraska - Sunday night at Aunt Chris' house

Picture of all of the Anderson's for the last Memorial day rally. Very bittersweet.

From left to right - My cousin Jeff, Aunt Janet, Jeff's wife Vicki, Cousin Julie, my Uncle Ron, Aunt Janet, her husband Dave, Aunt Shirley, Uncle Kent

After leaving Gothenburg we traveled to Lincoln to my Aunt Chris' house. She's the lucky one that is married to Uncle Ron (see previous post). We had such a great time. The guys/boys played wiffle-ball/baseball for an hour or so. I'm pretty sure that Mike and Kyle were about to die. But they had fun. Aunt Chris has the most beautiful backyard - it is huge!!! She's a busy lady and I have no idea how she keeps it up.

Aunt Chris spinning Avery. She's got 3 boys so she loved doting on the girls!

Avery getting a little one-on-one baseball time of her own with my cousin Julie.
The Game

Oh yeah...outta the park

My cousins Jake and Danny. These boys. Gentlemen, sweet, kind, courteous. Their momma and daddy are doing something right. I guess that's the thing about family. It doesn't matter that we don't see each other every weekend...there is just that bond - the immediate connection. The fun (and chaos) just starts immediately!

Avery spraying me with water "ssssssssssptttttttthhhhhhhh"

Avery parked it on Aunt Chris' lap as much as possible. Again - the doting. Luckily we didn't stay there too long or I would've quickly been replaced as Avery's favorite.

Nebraska - Bonfire!

Yep, still posting on Nebraska!

This is my Uncle Ron. This picture should be by itself - it deserves to be by itself... alas, I'll add more pictures of the rest of the bonfire. The Anderson group does this at least once a year. We burn any old stuff in that is trash or around the farm, old desks, newspapers... newspapers.... newspapers. Unlike Texas, Nebraska had gotten a lot of rain recently so all of the wood was really wet so we weren't able to get a good blaze going, but when we did get it going we snapped a few pictures.

My Uncle Dave and cousin Julie

My cousin Jeff and his sister (my cousin Julie)

Us! a new favorite picture

The girls on the farm porch. It'd been a long day - you can tell from their crazy hair.

Sparklers that may have expired 50 years ago. They were found in the basement. We let Uncle Ron (see first picture) test one before giving them to the precious children.