Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Bowling at Brunswick

Obviously it was great fun. :)

Steven played the part of wise teacher and coach, and helped Crystal and I (by far the two worst bowlers in the family) beat our scores from the first game.

Rejection. Disgrace.

Yay.

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Barro's Pizza and Water and Ice

I think Crys was attempting to turn this into a model shot. All she needs is some wind blowing her hair back...

It was soooo good. And yet Crystal looks pained...

Yum.

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Crystal Gets a Sunburn

Crystal and Stephanie went on the ward boating trip and both came back with awkward sunburns. Crystal was more vocal about the pain of hers and, therefore, it received more attention. I never said it was positive attention, though.

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A Leader is Born

Steph and Crys are great pals (as you can see), but Stephanie worked up the courage to slap Crystal's sunburned knee. As a result, she became "The Leader."

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Game Time

Saturday night we played a game Tiff found out about called "Wise and Otherwise." We have some great quotes. I'll list the few I have access to right now:

"Open lips, insert toes." --Dad

"Drink or shrivel up like a cold weinerschnidtzel and die!" --Mom

"He who goes to bed hungry ate a salad for dinner." --Mom

"Open lips make you sweat on one spot on your shoulder." --Mom

"Tiffani didn't have one." --Tiffani

"Young people and dogs take pees together." --Me

"If you stir up the bog, at least have the decency to come up with an old Danish saying that is worth caring about while you're doing it." --Steven

"The back and the belly are wonderful shields for the majestic panda." --Stephanie

"Do what you want to to get that stuff out." --Crystal

"The back and the belly hurt in flop-style." --Crystal

Oh man. Good times. I know you're all dying to play that game with us now. :)

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Mad Guitar Skills

I know this may be hard for you to believe, but Steven's guitar skills have increased a ton since I last saw him--which was only a couple of months ago! He has dozens of parts from different songs memorized, as well as dozens of full-length songs. Solos included! He's taken the next step and decided to try writing his own music, but it might be a while before anyone gets to hear any of it. :) My brother is amazing.

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Late Night Fun

So there the kids were-- sitting in the "hangout" (Tiff and Nik's room) staring at each other. Occasionally we would rotate who we were staring at, but ya know.

Then in pops Mom's head. She sensed there was some fun being had since Steph and Crys weren't upstairs in bed and she heard giggling.

And Mom's intuition was right. We talked and laughed and took many pictures of Stephanie that she willingly posed for (we needed a decent shot of The Leader for promotional purposes).

The Leader requested these pictures of her be put side by side for viewing pleasure, so I thought I'd share the joy with everyone. By the way, this is a Before Tiff and Nik Came Home and After Tiff and Nik Came Home shot-- we gorged a lot. :)

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All Good Things Come to An End

Not that braces are fun... just that their time comes to an end. As did the the time for this trip. As will the time for this post. Now.

1 comment:

Sultan Slayer said...

Crystal looks pained in that one picture of us eating Barros because "any man can eat until it hurts too much." Haha! Good documentation. I like the mailbox picture in the background.