Butch has been holding family barbecues since 1988. This year -- 2008 -- I made a video and put it on YouTube. The video is 3.22 minutes long. It has many of the photos from past years and some "action" from this summer. Click on the screen below to see the video. There may be a "content warning" at the top of the page, put up by your browser, but the video is safe to watch.
In 1999, Butch and Virginia welcomed us to their new home in Nevada City for our annual extended family gathering. In 2000, we were all invited back again to enjoy the beauty of their lovely place.
Hannah Grace joined the fun this year. She even learned how to operate a squirt gun, but she didn't get as soaking wet at the other girls. Virginia said, "Girls will be girls."
It was good to see everyone.
All these new cousins!
We all enjoyed the the deck which overlooks gardens and a pond.
All the children came prepared with water pistols and super soakers.
Even little Michael wanted to get in on the water fun, but.......
Virginia said, "Maybe next year, Michael."
There was guy talk...
and gal talk (with Victor listening in).
The kids had the woods to explore.
We look forward to catching up with everyone's news.
Butch fired up the barbecues for his traditional chicken and tri-tip.
Victor and Robert cooked the corn. Everyone brought something delicious to share.
The "barmaids" didn't pull in a lot of tips. One customer named Jack didn't tip them at all.
The children found many ways to use a hammock and...
so did one grownup.
Sally and Sylvia displayed the dress and cape they had made for Sally's American Girl doll. Gillian was so tired after a long day chasing off dogs ten times her size she fell asleep right on the table.
This page was designed by Christine Thresh
Go back to my
or send e-mail
Created: 7/18/99 Updated: 8/6/2008