Saturday, August 23, 2008

Last Hurrah of Summer

We met up with all of Jon's mom's family (the Gretsinger clan) up near Cooley City, Washington last weekend. There were 45 of us and luckily it was on a lake because the temps were over 105! We swam at least two times everyday and in between that we all hid in our cabins near the A/C. Poor Brynne had a double eye infection and this was the relatives' first time seeing her--too bad they will always remember her as looking like a baby Rocky.
The kids had SOOO much fun playing with their second (or is it third?) cousins all day every day. Jonah especially had a great time playing with Sarah, who is ten next week.
After the reunion we ventured on to Spokane to visit Steve and Brooke and their kids Addisyn and Paige. That was a great time as well, seeing where they live and antique shopping with Brooke. I got inspired while there and once we got home I rushed to unpack so I could start painting my kitchen and the tile backsplash (I'll post some pictures soon of the before and after). Hopefully it turns out half as cute as Brooke's kitchen!

7 comments:

Mel Folkertsma (AKA Dad, Grampa) said...

So did you get the sweater done? Wow, it was hotter up there than down here.

The way Ava is looking in that horses mouth she might be a veterinarian some day.

Anonymous said...

Yeah,I am glad you all had a great time. Looking forward to coming up and tormenting the grandkids. Maye sometime we can do a Folkertsma reunion. Love to you all, gammie

mamma g said...

Yeah more pics! So two questions for you: How did you get the pics to do a slideshow on blogger? and do you happen to have Louise's brownie recipe??? ;) great to hang out with you guys, er

Tobi said...

I loved seeing you guys!! The pic of Brynne with the tea bags on her eyes is so funny!

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures... and I have the same question as Erin about the slide show. Please share how to do this. And I'm looking forward to seeing pics of the kitchen. I just love being inspired by others - that is how I am often motivated :)

la femme elisabeth said...

Oh yes, to post a slideshow (albeit a small one): you must load your pics into a web album (Picasa--one of Googles free products) then just click on the link on the sidebar to embed the slideshow of whichever album into a blog. that's it! :)

April said...

brynne is getting so big! she's changing in her looks so much...does she have strawberry hair? and still have blue eyes? i just can't believe how big she is...