This weekend, while we were busy hammertiming partying, Steve & Mary’s son and his fiancé were in town for their engagement photos and bachelor/bachelorette parties. Chris and his posse headed out to a resort in Central Oregon for a weekend of golfing and rafting. I was asked to bake cookies for this party… so I was pretty-much sure it wasn’t going to be filmed for a Las Vegas-style bachelor party.
This evening the young lovers were reunited for dinner at Mary & Steve’s house for pizza.
Chris & Laura: they had not seen each other for three days
But last week, these two adorable kids were guests at a wedding on the same beach where Lisa, Lenny & Leo were vacationing. One night only together… but since Lisa and Chris were basically raised together… of course, they all met up.
Lenny, Leo, Lisa, Chris & Laura
How much fun is this?
Our families have a long inter-mingled history. Their dads were on the University of Oregon track team together. Their parents have been friends since they were teens. Our kids are forever stuck together.
Steve & Mary’s garden
My brother, Rick, gave Mary this redwood (center, circa 1988) as a 6-inch seedling. Next year, Mary is planning to charge her neighbors $10 to drive through the tree.
Another long-time family staple? Round Table Pizza. We had it nearly every Sunday while our kids were little.
Chris & Laura
Until my next update, I remain, your nostalgic correspondent.