Monday, September 7, 2015


Back in August we enjoyed our annual book club retreat.  One of the evenings was an adult dinner downtown and checking out Andrea's (middle) new downtown condo that is under construction.  THAT is her view from her living room, if you can imagine!
Dinner at Buca Di Beppo was delicioso!  
A picture of a selfie.  Christine is my most fabulous, fashionable friend!  Love her!
Back at Andrea's current abode, there was lots of fun at the pool to be had.  Abe played a game with the other kids with "Pete-O, the Shark".
As the kids attempt to cross the pool, "Pete-O, the Shark" would land on one of their heads and they were out.  Abe is the best when it comes to making up games and entertaining groups of children.  
The boys holed up in the game room for about three days and played games.  Happy campers.
A highlight of the retreat is the talent show.  Steve, McKinley and Anders did a moving performance to the music from 2001:Space Odessey and bananas.  It was hysterical!
Cannon performed a joke about a religious and a non-religious guy that was made famous in the Fox family by his Uncle Stuart years ago.
The ladies favored us with several musical numbers.
Our family performed an ear-washing routine that we copied from Abe's cousin's family a couple of years back.
And as per tradition, the boys' reprisal of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" was spectacular.
This is the door to the wine cellar, where absolutely no wine is stored.
 But here we find Peter passed out in the wine cellar.  
Cannon jumped in the pool with his pants on, just because he could and it sounded fun to him.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.  It was a very enjoyable few days and we are so grateful for such inspiring, wonderful friendships. 
This picture isn't from our retreat in August, rather it was taken at Jennilyn's (in pink) oldest daughter's wedding reception last week.  It feels so strange to have friends whose children are at or nearing marrying age.  My goodness, there is no stopping time.
Dave, the father-of-the-bride, is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.  And he's just cool.  His rock band played at the reception and he wrote a song for his daughter that the band performed.  It was so great and I got a little misty-eyed, both for Dave's sake and Abe's future.

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