Hope everyone had a wonderful, long weekend. We were busy, but it was all fun. My brother Phil was at the house by the time I got home from work on Friday. He and Lynnette (his wife) had been up all night due to a flight delay, but they managed to sneak in a nap at my nephew’s that morning. Lynnette stayed at the farm to help with party prep and Phil came up to hang with us. Fletch grilled burgers and it was nice enough that we ate outside and then had a fire in the pit. Colin & Mailing joined us.
On Saturday, Phil left mid-morning to go down to the farm to help with prep. Fletch and I were lazy and just hung around the house. Col and Mailing showed up around 2 and we drove to the party (a little over an hour away). It was a little damp/wet, but everyone was outside having fun when we got there. About 175 people had been invited…not sure how many showed up, but people were coming and going all the time. Plenty of little kids and fun things for them to do…like running after the goats that Ed and Deanna (my nephew and his wife) have.
Lots of food…all day long – burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, veggie options, salads, cheeses, baguettes, beer, wine, champagne and cocktails. The purpose of the party was to celebrate Ed and Lars (a colleague of Ed’s) making/getting tenure at the University of Delaware. Ed’s field is physics; I’m not sure what field Lars is in – either physics or chemistry I think. Here are the two celebrities – Ed is on the left and Lars on the right.
There were plenty of places to rest/eat/chat – bales of hay, tables outside and also inside the barn. Here I am (terrible picture of moi) with Linda (in the purple sweatshirt - my brother Ray’s wife) and Lynnette. (That's Fletch to the left in the brown shirt and no head - lol)
And here are Colin & Mailing (Ray is to the right)
We stayed about 4-5 hours and then headed home. Phil & Lynnette were staying at the farm for the night. They showed up at our place Sunday afternoon and we ended up going out to dinner that night. Everyone was exhausted, so it was an early night for all of us. Monday we slept in and then Phil & Lynnette headed to the airport by 2 p.m.
I did manage to knit a little and read a little…but not very much. I’m looking forward to next weekend when we have absolutely nothing planned!! Meanwhile, I need to get through this week which is still busy with FY 2018 budget stuff. Luckily it is only a 4 day work week.