Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Great Family Day


Saturday was a beautiful day and we started the day off early watching Dathon, Ms Pat's Great Grandson, play baseball. He looks like he will be a Major Leaguer for sure. He is at the ball field with his Sister Kylie and Mom Megan. They won the game just for us!! Good job Buddy!

Both Ms Pat and I love boiled peanuts and down South is the only place we see them.  So on the way to the family outing, the first "Boiled Peanut" stand we saw, we stopped and picked up a BIG bag.  Man were they ever delicious.  We'll be back for a couple more bags before we leave.



Soon we were about 12 miles South of Tallahassee at Ms Pat's daughter Lisa and Randy's place out in the woods where the rest of the family had began to gather...


Randy had some fresh Gulf Oysters on ice and soon began shucking them. Oysters on the half shell are another one of Ms Pat and my favorites. They were delisious!! when I moved down here in 1977 I had never tasted one, but I sure took to them fast and I've loved them every since... I must have ate at least 4-5 dozen...  These are local Oysters and these folks been shucking and eating them all their life..  I always said when in Rome do as the Roman's do!! I loved all the Southern food I ran into when I came here...

Here is a 4 generation picture.(right to left) Ms Pat, Grandson Billy, Great Granddaughter Eavan, Daughter Lisa, and Grand daughter-in-law Sarah.  They were headed off to an ourdoor Wedding.

Randy is a big hunter and he had some Vinison "back strap" in his freezer.  He wrapped small pieces in bacon and put them on the grill.  Here they are before they were grilled.  We'll show you later what they looked like when they came off the grill.

The Grandsons are setting up the horseshoe stakes getting ready for their game.

                                                           Grandson Marc starts it off.
                     
                                       Grandsons Josh and James watching their competitors.

                                               Grandson Gabe taking his turn.

Grandson Josh and James taking their turn. These folks are also superb Horseshoe pitchers. I always thought I was pretty good. Well let me tell you, it didn't take me long to bow out many years ago. I soon found out I was way out classed.......

                                                  Daughter Terri watching the game.

                       Randy and Lisa, our host and hostess, are busy eating oysters.

                                           This is the Vinison all grilled and ready to eat.

                                      Grandson Josh getting a belated Christmas present.


                                                                   Great granddaughter Kylie

                             Great Granddaughter Belle and Great Grandson Sage

         Now my belly is to full and it's time for a little football and "quite time" :-)  Zzzzzzzzzz

Son Scott, Daughter-in-law Shelly and Granddaughter Brittany arrived late and we forgot to take pictures.  It was getting close to our bedtime and we weren't thinking too clearly.  Needless to say, we had a wonderful time with the kids, grandkids and great grandkids.  The weather was FANTASTIC!!!

Today Elise, one of my former employees, has gotten together a bunch of the old group that is still around and organized a get together. I am so excited and looking forward to seeing them all.... There will be over 15 attending... many I haven't seen since I retired way back in 1992. Thats wonderful and I am so looking forward to it..... I will tell you about it next time...

That's about it for now, I'm sure you can tell we are sure having fun enjoying our Family..... We are ever so Thankful to our Father above for all he does and provides for us......

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!

God Bless you all..

Mike

This Blog is published every Sunday and Wednesday..

Thought for the day:
"I think Congressmen should wear uniforms,
you know, like NASCAR drivers, so we could
identify their corporate sponsors."

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10 comments:

where's weaver said...

What a super post. Your surroundings are beautiful and so is the family! What fun you all had. You made me think about our reunions and what memories I have! Everyone looks so relaxed! I must say though...I DO NOT like boiled peanuts. My sister-in-law tried to get us to like them but neither Paul nor I can eat them. But we are glad you found a great place to buy them. Thanks for sharing your special day.

Jerry and Suzy said...

Man, you are even a bunch older than I thought you were, with that many great grandchildren. We've only got one so far! But what a fine time with family! Nuthin' better.

Loved your thought for today!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

What a great family day, all the Grands and great Grands, don't they have television to keep them busy down there.You guys are lucky to have so many family members in one place like that.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna....

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

GREAT family day post! Love the vennie backstraps.. yummm melt in your mouth! Never did try the oysters though, might have to after seeing your pics.

Steveio loves pitching shoes too, so sometime down the road he will have to meet up and toss a game with you guys!

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Jim and Sandie said...

I can't believe you love, let alone like, boiled peanuts. We tried them and I don't think I've had anything that was so nasty. But I know lots of people must like them because they sell them everywhere. Wonderful time you're having. Nothing like family. And I loved your thought for the day and so agree with it.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Wow what a day you had and the fooood!!! looks outstanding,I would need two naps..

The Schell's Travels said...

Nothing better than family time! Enjoy it while you can before you head west. Loved your thought for the day!!

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Sounds like you are having a fantastic time with family (and eating really good too!!). Hope the weather stays nice and that you continue to have fun.

I also love your thought of the day!!

Donna K said...

Sure enjoyed your family day post. That's a great four-generation picture. Nothing like a little family time.

Debbie Goode said...

What wonderful times you are all having...I'm a bit jealous..LOL! Let the good times roll!!