Wednesday, September 9, 2009
wonder engineer powers, activate!
we are home from a super weekend with friends.
somehow the weekend gets better each year.
starting with graduation, every year mm and his engineering buds get together over labor day. we used to meet in morgantown and go to mountaineer field. when babies started arriving on the scene, we would meet in morgantown, the guys would go to the game, the gals would watch on tv. nowadays, kids overflow, we meet near dc and order the game on pay-per-view.
sidenote, it is ever-so-funny to me that our kids think the house we stay in is in fact - dc.
there have been other subtle changes too, let's call them the fab 5.
then - standard bbq
now - smoked chicken, ribs, baked potato bar, pasta salads, pepperoni rolls, sushi? our host got up early saturday morning and shot a deer, that's some serious hospitality!
then - um, beer
now - an abundance of "better" beer, smirnoff ice, twisted tea, lots o' wine, buttery nipples (so not kidding)
then - the men play a basketball tournament. all the ladies watch attentively.
now - the old men creak and groan and play a half basketball tournament on a half court. all the ladies watch semi-attentively.
then - no kids! can you even imagine?!?
now - i counted ten kids at one point, but they were moving fast. they are all amazingly beautiful. and they entertained each other - all we had to do was keep them hydrated.
this part has not really changed. talking. laughing. poker playing, drinkin', shopping, trampoline jumping, water battles, bike riding, swinging, basketball, legos, eating, movies, s'mores, bonfires, etc. it really doesn't matter, it's all so good.
my mother always told me to marry an engineer.
i'm so glad i listened.
p.s. v totally got carded TWICE! craziness. so. jealous.
*pj mom fluids - coffee, coca-cola, coffee, smirnoff, repeat daily. heaven.