Tuesday, September 2, 2008

This Is Greer

Well it isn't Greer, it is a cabin in Greer. And every year, from the beginning of our marriage until we moved away from Arizona, Mike's family would rent a giant cabin in Greer and we would all spend Labor day weekend there. I think this picture was the last year we were there.

I miss that tradition. We always ate way too much, played lots of games, slept, laughed, and just hung out. It was fun.

So every year when Labor Day comes around Mike and I both kind of feel like we are missing something.

I think that is why Labor Day is such an important day for me to try and fill.

Yesterday we planned a cookout with Paula and the boys, Ms. Terri, Allison, and Ms. Paula's good friend from Kansas, Ms. Rachel. We made a ton of food, Mike grilled (great job honey!) and we all ate and hung out.

The kids played and played and played. And yesterday was hot (yea!) so we turned on the sprinklers which lasted about 10 minutes. Then the kids found the berry bushes. They discovered that when you rub those smashed berries on your legs, arms, face, chest, they look just like war wounds. Yeah, I think you can see where this is going.

It is a shame that I had the camera, but didn't take pictures of the kids and their mess.

Sorry about the front porch Paula :)

It was great being with friends, and just hanging out, but still miss Greer.

***Also I would like to apologize to my beautiful sister-in-law Stacey. I am sorry but this is the only Greer picture I could find that I had digitally. Sorry about the old girlfriend in there. I thought about photo shopping you in :)***

Kristen

4 comments:

KeithJonesBlog said...

Wow, that's funny. That's an old picture. The look on Mike's face cracks me up, it's okay Mike you can stop sucking in the gut now!

Dude, I had HAIR! Wow!

Man, those were great times. Not good times, great times. Sure do miss that.

Rice Krispy treats, cookies, fajitas, Frito pie and a bag of Jelly Bellies the size of my head!

I especially remember the first year we went. I woke up the first morning to the sounds of "foxy lady" and you laughing. Definitely don't want to know what was going on in that room!

kristen said...

Mike and I were laughing at his expression too. At first I thought he was sucking it in, but then I think we came up with the fact that he had to set up the camera and run to beat the timmer so he could be in the picture....remember? I think he is trying not to pant!

Funny that my kids still insist on jelly bellies if we go camping, and half of them never went to Greer!

And yes, I remember that first morning in Greer and no you don't want to know what was going on in that room ;)

K.

KeithJonesBlog said...

I was trying to remember how we took the picture that year.

I still think he was sucking it in.

mom said...

Oh man! Dad and I talk about how much we miss Greer all the time. It doesn't metter about the location, but we really have to have the family experience again-Oklahoma? All the grandbabies have to have those memories, too-something they will always remember. Yeah, the "foxy lady" was pretty funny-Dad and I still laugh about that-great times!!