Saturday, October 22, 2016

Autumn fun

We planned a small family gathering a few months ago. Selecting a free date for everyone is a challenge, but this date was good for most of the players so we wrote it in ink and put it in our iPhones.

The one thing for which we failed to account was college football. Alabama and Texas A&M who are both undefeated were scheduled to play. Not to worry.

My niece Samantha is a whiz where her phone and her brother James brought his smart TV and within a few minutes, the game was on the big screen on the back porch.

The backyard was a madhouse with kids chasing chickens, and dogs chasing kids. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries or mishaps. The kids ran till their legs were rubbery, and the adults got to watch Alabama spank A&M.

We ate till we almost spewed. I'm glad the kids went with their parents because they were cranked up on homemade lemonade, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, and Halloween candy. I'm sure they'll be ricocheting off the walls until well into the morning hours.

Both Jilda and I look like street people tonight, but we had a great time.


  1. Your post made me smirk a bit, laugh under my breath and then have a giant smile. Takes me back about 50 years. Thanks for this.

  2. You had a full house but it seems you have a full heart if not a tired one. Glad you all have fun.

  3. Anonymous11:51 PM

    Life is wonderful (but exhausting) with thew little ones around!!

  4. Football, food and family...sounds like Thanksgiving.

  5. What a great time you all had. I love get togethers like that and the kids always have a lot of fun. At this point in my life I'm glad they go home with their parents too.

  6. I love the description of the children and animals playing. That is the way it should be. What a great day.

  7. Sounds like a fun event.

  8. I have said it before, YOu guys know how to live life, and that is wonderful. Good entry! (Yep, scheduling is tough.


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