Monday, August 10, 2009

The Family Dinner

I took today off work to help get everything ready for the big day tomorrow. The house was mostly clean so it didn't take too long to make it look presentable and then I made a trip to the airport to pick up Grandma Shaw. I then loaded all of the stuff into the van that needed to go to the officers club at the MCRD. The reception is to be held on a military base. MCRD stands for Marine Corps Recruiting Depot. On the base they have an officers club which you can book for various functions as long as a member of the military signs for you. My boss is a Navy Captain so that was good enough. On my way down to the base I stopped and put gas in Bens motorbike which ran out of gas and was parked just a block from his work.

Monday night was the family dinner. We had suggested to the Crowley's that it might be less expensive, more intimate and more casual if we just had the dinner at the church and had it catered. We recommended Oscars because they have good food, they're economical and also Alycia used to work there. Too bad she couldn't still get her employee discount.

The dinner was a blast. We ate and then as everyone was finishing up we decided to tell Alycia and Trevor stories. It was really funny how it turned out. All of Alycia's stories were how her brothers tortured and tormented her and all the Trevor stories were about how he terrorized other people. After several stories had been told Lisle (Trevor's Dad) commented on how a theme was developing. Trevor loved to torment others and Alycia loved to be tormented.

Not long after dinner got started Greg, Gaylia, Damon, Jackie, Christin and Christin's two girls arrived. It has been a long time since I've seen them and I was so glad that they were able to come.

A panty line

That is delicious cake


Lisa L said...

It was a great time!!

Peter and Mandy said...

Looks like fun...I'm curious about the panty line though.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

sooo fun!!! (She spells her name Kristin)

Lynn said...

I'm with Peter and Mandy.....

Please fill us in!