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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

When Brandon and I married, we set some ground rules for our life together.  Birthdays are important.  He mows the lawn.  We eat meals together at the table.  And holidays are not allowed to be used for anything but holiday-making.  So in that spirit, we headed down to Maryland to my aunt and uncle's house last weekend.

In the TV series Wooster and Jeeves, Jeeves is always going to someone's large house out in the country for a weekend house party.  That is what Brandon and I did.  My aunt and uncle live in beautiful spacious house on a hill overlooking Breton Bay in southern Maryland.  They own a sailboat, a motorboat, have a verandah overlooking the water, and a long, straight driveway that leads to their brick house surrounded by large lawns and gracious trees.

We arrived Friday night and caught up with my parents and brother Mike.  Then we said hello to the cousins-in-residence J.J., Julia, Robbie, and Greg.  After that I admired my cousin, Linsday's, soon-to-arrive baby, said hello to her husband Colin, and met a friend of the family's wife who he brought up for the fun.  

The next morning all of the males in the household + the young men from my uncle's ward + the young men from another ward had a 4-hour paintball war.  The girls went on a walk.  In the afternoon we all went sailing, and that evening the all but the parents went to Lindsay and Colin's summer residence (Colin's parents' house) and watched a movie with their projector.

Sunday we went to church, took long naps, and talked much too long into the night.  Monday was more boating, more friends, and more food before straggling home and trying to stay awake on the drive.  After so much fun, Brandon and I put the girls to bed shortly followed by ourselves promptly at 8:00.  We're still recovering.


PaulaJean said...

And a fun time was had by all!

Nisa said...

Ooh! Sounds like a lot of fun to me! We actually went into DC and took the kids to the zoo. I called to invite you all, but no one was there. I think you were having much more fun elsewhere. lol

Lindsay Edward said...

It was so good to see you! My cheeks are still recovering from the constant smiling and laughing due to how ridiculously cute Kathleen is! Hopefully we'll get a chance to see you guys again before you head to Cairo! You know you're allowed to invite yourself to the Henderson ranch any time you want.