Sunday, February 28, 2010

Time to Celebrate

Since John did such a phenomenal job power-washing the patio last weekend, we thought we better take advantage of the wonderful sunshine and host a gathering at our house to honor Mikaya's baptism. In an effort to "mix up" our food offerings, we opted for some store-bought fried chicken. It was delicious. So were the beans, the chips, the jo-jo's, the fruit salad, the cookies, and the peach kuchen. My belly is full, and I really ought to spend the rest of the afternoon on the elliptical and not on this bean bag watching the Olympics.

Here's some pre-eating shots of Mikayla's fan club (that's our church in the background):


And, Mikayla with Erica - who was also baptized today......

Some of our attendees......we had so much food, and had no idea how many were coming over, I'm pleased that all of these awesome friends did show up (not pictured was John's mom, not so sure how she craftily avoided the cameras!).....




A sample of the food spread.......


We had a fair share of kiddos in attendance too - there were the "big boys"......

And the "little boys"........

And the girls.........

The trampoline was a big draw today. Will, Julie, myself, John, Sheldon, Dennis, Mark and Christy all partook in the fun today - due in large part to the girls' relentless begging.......note the look on Christina's face pleading for her dad to come on and jump with them, as well as the hovering around Julie and Will in these first three pictures.....




Can you believe tomorrow is March 1st? I'm so thankful to be edging closer to spring....these days of sunshine have been so marvelous!

3 comments:

sara said...

first...what a great thing to celebrate!!!

second...your food looks amazing and I wish I lived closer because ya'll looked like you were having a blast!

and last....are you really wearing flip flops in February?!! so not fair.

StephieAnne said...

The food was great, although it was to the credit of the grocery store for the fried chicken and jo-jo's. I think we hit about 60 degrees today, really not my normal flip flop weather quite yet, but I got a cute pedicure yesterday, so I couldn't resist! It was really a GREAT day!

kelmaks said...

thanks for having us over to celebrate! it was a great time as always :)

i'm so happy i was there for mikayla's baptism today, it was awesome to see her take that step in her faith! i can't even imagine what it felt like as parents!