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Spring break started off with a bang at our sleepover last night. Pizza, chips, cookies, and of course lots of laughs. We always have a blast on sleepover nights, and – as usual – Deniece and Lexi were up to their shenanigans. I don’t know how we got any sleep at all with those two cut-ups on the job! We usually enjoy a couple of these each year, and they’re a blast. We don’t get a lot of actual sleeping done, but no one seems to mind. Most importantly, we get to have some great times with our extended family.

Hayride and Harvest Party 2010

We’ve just wrapped up this year’s hayride and harvest party, and what a time we had! This was one of the biggest turnouts we’ve had in several years, and it was great seeing so many folks enjoying the evening.

We always have a lot of fun at our activities, but the hayride is very special to me for several reasons.  First, it’s simple fun. It’s not a a complicated video game or an elaborate Hollywood blockbuster. It’s just a simple evening under the stars like people have enjoyed for generations, and it makes me think of simpler times. And about those stars . . . we had a beautiful night for our hayride. The sky was clear, the weather was mild, and the view was spectacular. I also really enjoy the fact that it’s something the whole family can enjoy together, and it’s a very special thing to see several generations out together.

Of course this takes a lot work and planning, and there were a lot of people who volunteered their time and services to make it such a great evening. Special thanks to all those who worked and helped: you made this a wonderful event!