I've only had a few minutes here and there to get through photos and rehash the last weekend.
One of our favorite parts of the weekend? Having the Wesas (one of my husband's sister's family) here. Between our summer adventures and this weekend, the cousins have really gotten to know each other over the past few months.
I had originally planned to pick up a Costco cake and sing to Wendy Saturday evening when the WHOLE famdamily was here, but I guess I should have talked to her first about that thought. When I mentioned it, her eyes got big and ugh. TOO many people, and too overwhelming. A quick run to DQ, and we adjusted to Friday night between a quick dinner and before the guys left for their night out.
This worked out to be just the right size.
We were so excited to have Lydia and her dad come for the wedding and for them to stay with us. Lydia had never been to our part of Michigan before. Her and Wendy spend a lot of time together when Wendy heads that way.
Lydia's dad, and a lifelong friend of my husband's. Ken stood in our wedding 22 years ago.
The wedding was at four and the Helminen haunted house was at 8. I had told Wendy that if the wedding event was winding down, I'd bring them. We tried to get a van full, but that didn't quite work out - so just four of us went. It was worth it. The girls had a ball and even I got talked into going through. We were back home just after 9.
The stairs were filled with kids reading comics or playing with their dsi's. I can really see the similarities between Brian and Jon (both in the back) in this photo.
Ken wound down with a little maze play.
....and things got wound up again.
We did another corn maze. The stalks were shorter on this one so it was easy to get a bead on where we were by watching the tree line, and there was the challenge of finding all twenty questions within the maze.
Some of the questions were phrases from scary movies, so you had to answer which one. We'd have been toast it if wasn't for Johnie and Kathy. We didn't even get the Scooby Doo answer right, but mostly because none of us even realized Scooby is a great dane.
It was a great weekend.
This week has been about trying to catch back up and keeping the head above water. Greg is back on seven days a week after begging a few days off last week, and we still have activities four nights a week until the end of November.
It's all good.