Month: May 2009

Ready for Reunions!

Ready for Reunions!

A new whole-house fan, and three (!!) rooms ready for guests.

May update videos

May update videos

2009-05 Walkthrough from John Jameson on Vimeo. 2009-05 walkabout from John Jameson on Vimeo.

Hosting Frenzy!

Hosting Frenzy!

Our moms made so much extra food for the crew on Saturday that we decided we needed some help finishing it.  Besides, our table was already expanded.  After church, we invited a bunch of people over, and got Devin, Rebecca, Nathaniel, Rachel, Matthew, Gloria and Max the dog.   (6 out of 7 ain’t bad.  We missed you, Bethany!).  Danny and Anna came too, plus Bill and Janet and our new friend Trevor.  They admired my family’s handiwork (and Rebecca’s–she was one of the many from our Bible study who painted the living room, dining room, kitchen, and hallway).  We ate great food.  And then there was silliness.

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John and Trevor talked blueberries in the comfy chairs:

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Rachel did Gloria’s hair:

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Matthew and Nathaniel had fun with magnetic poetry (the high school version):

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Danny got swept away by the Mother’s Day carnation…

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…which I then stole it to give to Anna, who had spent 2 hours taking care of 2-year-olds in the nursery and was therefore honorary Mom for the day.  The stem snapped.  Anna lost it.img_1292rot

Rebecca, a *real* Mom, felt loved.  Mission accomplished.

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Whirlwind of family help!

Whirlwind of family help!

My sister flew in from Madison.  My aunts and uncles came from Maryland.  My parents and John’s mom came over and catered (and worked on the house too!).  Wow. This was no ordinary family gathering.  This was a work party of epic proportions.  The ten […]

Tuesdays with Shauna

Tuesdays with Shauna

We made cookies!!! Shauna likes chocolate too.  Can you tell we’re sisters? The watching.  The waiting. Done! The love.

New gutters at last!

New gutters at last!

New gutters
Installed in the pouring rain, of course.