We were so excited to host our dear friends, McKenzie and Brian for a long weekend this summer. McKenzie is my KKG Big Sis and I think we have managed to get together at least once a year over the past six years - except one. Pretty good, so far! Chad and Brian get along great and Brian loves to fly fish, so convincing him to make the drive over to Eastern Oregon isn't too difficult if he knows he's going to get to fish on the Owyhee River most of the time :)
Our guests arrived Thursday evening and we took it easy and just caught up on life for a couple hours before hitting the hay in preparation for a fun-filled weekend. Friday, the boys went fishing bright and early while McKenzie and I ran a few errands in Ontario before making our way out to Jamieson. Alisha had agreed to help McKenzie make a rag quilt while she was in town - similar to the moose quilt we made earlier this year. You see, McKenzie helped throw a baby shower for a friend and their theme was kind of shabby chic and she had quite a bit of fabric leftover. The plan was to use the leftover fabric (and some we picked up at JoAnn's) and make her dear friend a rag quilt. We were able to get the entire quilt cut and the individual squares sewn and snipped in the time we had - which was really great. All McKenzie had to do when she returned home was piece it together and snip the rest of the edges! We aren't used to making baby girl quilts so all that pink was quite a treat!
McKenzie has more photos on her blog). The boys (Chad and Brian) wanted to go rabbit hunting after the rodeo, but McKenzie and I vetoed that plan!
BABY}) so we kept it mostly low-key. Saturday night, Mom and Dan were having a little cocktail party and the four of us joined in the fun. It was nice to enjoy the back patio with the newly finished pergola and yummy eats and drinks - Mom and Dan have really created an incredible ambiance back there!
Did I mention the Van Hoy's brought along their furry child, Dale? Even our pups got along - and why wouldn't they? Poor Roscoe had hot spots this summer from a food allergy and was recovering from that, so when it was really hot during the middle of the day, we'd put them in their crates in the cool basement. Roscoe and Dale loved playing in the sprinklers when we'd let them though! Maybe one of these days they'll get to be hunting buddies!