As an added bonus, our cousin Curt and two of his kids made the trek up from Gig Harbor to join us for the evening. Curt and my brother Troy are the same age and spent a lot of summers together down in Portland, where our grandmother lived.
We did takeout Chinese food for dinner (love our Snappy Dragon) and were louder than could possibly be imagined. At one point during the evening, I mentioned that I have some of our grandparents' hats. The cousins agreed it would be fun to see them, so we wound up with a little hat fashion show.
It was such fun to talk about the old days, common memories, and laugh about our whacky family ... all while dining on yummy food. It is embarrassing to realize how little time we have spent together over the years; something that definitely needs to be changed going forward.
|A family gathering in our house is never complete without some computer demos!|
|Troy and Curt|
|Troy (not doing his :Troy: face ... this pic needs to be framed!)|
|Nolan wearing his great grandfather's hat|
|Hannah wearing her great grandmother's hat|
|Tonya sporting one of our grandmother's hats|
|Curt modeling Grandpa's hat|
|Troy was fetching in Grandma's hat|
|Tonya is ready for a night out in Grandma's fancy black hat|
|The whole crew|