Time is precious. We knew we wanted to spend a bit of extra time with our out of town retirement guests: Sathers and Simmons.....and we wanted our family to meet our adopted Spurgeon family....and we wanted to have Daniel and Cynthia over at least one more time before we moved....so we invited them all over Friday Night. Judging by the look below - I wonder if it were all a ploy to get to hold Eliana for the first time. LOL
We laughed when the kids kicked Arielle off the kids' table, but allowed Bre to sit with them even though, "You've been to college and all."
|Joy, Stacia, Nolan, Daniel, Bre, Nathan, Seth, Zach|
Some of the "adults" present
|Krista, Gma, Cynthia, Arielle, Alex, Larissa, Jared, Dakota, Jamin|
This may be one of my favorite photos
|John and Nadine|
Nolan - the human jungle gym
|Seth, Nolan, Zach|
|Nathan - just because I won't be able to take pictures of him in a bit|
Seth is SO photogenic - but he seems to have reached the age where he'd rather not have lots of photos taken....look at that sparkle in his left eye. LOL
|Nolan and Seth|
It was a DELIGHT to connect with Annette in person!
Matt and Rachel - truly a blessing to our family
When I was cleaning out a closet I found a bunch of poppers - we saved them for after dinner on retirement night.....
Michael loves fireworks and this is as close as we can get in CA...."someone" seems to have armed the kids and a few adults with cans of silly string....what could their even intentions be? Nothing says congrats like silly string.
I think this was the point when he realized he was in for it!
Happy Retirement, hon. It's been a joy to work and minister beside you. I look forward to playing a bit more....and watching to see the next step unfold.
|BreAnne - our oldest|
It was fun to reconnect and relax with family and friends. I loved hearing the chaplains share their stories....