Sunday, June 29, 2008

Still more

The night of the big cookout we were still going at it pretty strong. Well, most of us that is. As you can see in this picture some of them were going down pretty quickly. I love sitting outside at night and this is what we were doing when the majority had went home. Ma and 2 of her buddies snuggled up with a blankie to watch all the rest of the gang.

Uncle Jr and A#3 playing a silly game.

These guys are still posing even after such a long day.

A#2 and her cousin/buddy, Big Boy M.

Can you see the yellow rope? That is the "homemade" volleyball net. There ended up being a pretty serious game going on until around 12:30 that night. However serious you can be with a rope tied to a light pole and a bucket that is. You have to understand that the Blaine family, ALL OF THEM, take volleyball pretty much as serious as can be. I have witnessed the wrath of Uncle Drew in a game ot two. Right Drew? :)

And so now it is being passed on to the next generation. That's A#2 being coached by her Daddy. I must say she has pretty good form.

And there is her Daddy teaching her and trying to win all in the same turn. See the chair leaning? That is there because the bucket kept moving. So what do you do? Put a chair in it!


Don't let this picture fool you. We look as if we are just innocent bystanders. NOT!! I know at least one of us that ended up in the game within just a matter of minutes. See the guy in the white shirt? Yep it was him!!!! He held off as long as he could. Uncle Jr.? Well he's just sitting there waiting to see who he could throw in next ;)

And then there's the jumping contest. This is Big Boy M. I can tell by the feet!!!

And Uncle R. NICE ONE!!!!

These next few show the fun that was had with the basketball goal. Who knew?

OH MY GA!!!! I knew my hubby had skills but I NEVER knew he could walk on water ;) Wow Honey, you should teach me how to do that. We might could win a prize or something.

Again with the b-ball goal.

What the? Uncle R. what ARE you doing?

And it continues. This time the FIL was in the pool and he had a blast!!!!! SO much so that the next week he had to go the Dr for an irregular heartbeat :0 He's fine thank goodness.

Looks like trouble if you ask me! I think Uncle Jr was trying to pull J over to the dark side ( you know the one where you throw anyone and everyone in the pool). Don't do it J! Do not go!!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Even More

I LOVE this picture!!! A#1's grad cookout included fried chicken and this seemed to make a few people very happy. Especially these two.
Silly kids! Posing is so much fun when you make funny faces.

This has got to be the best picture of the whole weekend. I told you I had a talented SIL and she proved it when she captured this moment. A#2 and our nephew F-man. Not sure why the face but who cares. I love it ;)

Hubby was making his speech and thanking everyone for coming and for supporting and loving A#1 the way they do.

Grandma and Grandaddy standing beside the big grad himself.

Our poor sweaty child. Anyone that knows A#3 knows that from day one she has been the most sweaty child you will ever meet in your life.

Our "pond" was broke at the time so the water was turning a little green within just a matter of 2 days. While these two were checking it out, hubby informed them that this is the kiddy pool :)
Needless to say when it was time to swim they both said they did not want to swim in the kiddy pool but instead the big pool. I don't blame them!

A#1 and his Uncle R.B. I do beleive Uncle was standing on something because the two of them are about the same size. Is that right Uncle?

A#1 and his Aunt D. I love the cheesy smile in this one.

Another set of proud grandparents with the grad. Their first grandchild to graduate. Don't worry, there are plenty more to go.

My talented SIL, Uncle Jr and the amigos again with the grad. Love you guys!!!!!

Our friend C.S. and his beautiful wife T.S.

Our youth leader and A#1's mentor, K.M. This young man is a walking testimony and lives for the Lord everyday. Someday I'll share his story but until then I will tell you that he has had a pacemaker since he was 17 years old.
Our Pastor , M.J. We love this man and his family dearly and would do anything for them. He has loved A#1 for several years now and has taken him on 2 mission trips. He is truly a man of GOD. The best thing about him is that he loves to laugh and have a good time. Can you tell?

Beautiful A#2

Posing again!
I think they like the camera.
Big fat me and our lifegaurd that came for the day. She was awesome and really helped all of the parents out by being here.

Blue iced cupcakes!!!

SIL and FIL joking around as usual.

I guess sometimes they really do like each other ;)

More blue iced cupcakes!!!! YUMMOOO!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lots O Pictures

Well by the time this is all over you will be sick and tired of seeing pictures of my family. My wonderful, talented, generous, sweet, did I say talented, sister in law gave me 2 cds full of pictures that she took of graduation weekend and I just have to share. Mainly for 2 reasons.
1. I am super busy and this is a way to blog that doesn't take too much time.
2. You have to see what great pictures she can take. Of course the fact that she has a SAWEEEET camera doesn't hurt.
A#1 leaves in one week for his trip to England, Ireland, Scottland and Wales so things are very busy around here. Enjoy these for the next few days.
The three amigos. A#1 is 18, Big Boy M is 17 and Miss C just turned 16. These 3 have seen their fair share of beating the crap out of each other. Of course that was before they grew up and got all mature on us ;)

So this is the real way they look. Yes Big Boy M really is that much taller than A#1.

Mr C-man. This is his natural pose for the camera. Seriously! He will strike this pose if he knows there is a camera on him. No that's not pasta in his ears. He's waiting patiently to get in the pool so he's sporting his ear plugs.

Uncle Jr and A#1 have a great admiration for one another and this is usually how it comes out. Somebody's going in the pool whether they like it or not.

And Dad pitched in and gave Uncle Jr a hand. Sure hope someone took the stuff out of his pockets. That would include the wallet, the cell phone, the I-pod, the palm pilot, the car keys and of course a pocket full of ORBIT. For real, right now that's probably what's in his pockets.

And there he goes!!!!! I LOVE this picture.

S P L A S H ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! I give it a 10 but I might be a little biased.

The after face.

Dad was happy with the end result.

This is our dear friend C.S. and his precious son M.S. Someday I will tell you all about C.S and his amazing story. He's very dear to us all.

That's using your noggin. My adorable nephew P. had the bright idea that if 2 arm floaties aren't enough, throw a few on your legs too.

Little Sweet E. She loves the pool as long as she's close to the steps and has on her favorite float. It's all about how cute you look ladies.

And then it's obvious that A#3 doesn't care if she looks cute or not. As long as it serves its purpose that's all that matters to her

Next on the list to be thrown in- Miss C. And did you notice that uncle Jr is in on this one too?

That's C-man's mommy getting ready to drop him in.

And there he goes. The men in this family must think it necessary to hold their noses while being thrown in.

Nephew S.B. I love this picture of him. He has such an imagination and such a personality. My heart broke when I realized that he will be going to middle school this year. Seriously, someone stop the clock.

Our other nephew Cam-rod! We have a family full of boys if you haven't noticed. This young man is as special as they come to Aunt Tinie.

The only niece we have. Miss C seems to have inherited the ability to strike a pose as well.

My girls think Miss C is DA BOMB! A#2 doesn't leave her side when they are together.
In the end, Big Boy M got thrown in too only he had all of his stuff in his pockets and his shoes on. Guess who did it? Yep his dad, Uncle Jr.


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