Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Holiday Weekend

We had an awesome holiday weekend.  My brother Sheldon is doing AIT and was able to get a four-day pass.  My parents picked him up and drove here to Virginia to visit us.  Daniel and Amy and Lois and Jeff and families also joined the festivities. 

About a month ago Sam and Shawna had their first baby...born on Friday the 13th!  He is such a cutie.  I can't wait to meet him in person!
Jan 25 2012 Mom William Bartholomew

Jan 25 2012 Dad William Bartholomew

The fun weekend started Friday night.  Shortly after Sheldon and my parents arrived we walked to Elkton Eyecare.  While Lee gave my parents eye exams the rest of us went to the playground with Sheldon.  He's quite the popular uncle! We had dinner and watched a movie and waited for people to come in.  Saturday morning everyone was here.  Lee left for work and all the moms came with me to a Relief Society activity that I was somewhat in charge of. After the activity we went to Sharp Shopper!  We had a great time shopping! We were not disappointed--there were some great deals!

Feb 18 2012 Lizzy

Feb 18 2012 Anthon

Feb 18 2012 Ila

Feb 18 2012 Reed, Cal, Haley, Clark Anthon Rachel

Later that afternoon we took a walk and I showed everyone my "dream" home just around the corner.  Okay, it's more like a "realistic" house that I want to buy someday.  I go back and forth between buying a starter home, buying a big house or building a house. 
Feb 18 2012 Ruth Elden Amy Ila Lois

This is the house that I like.  Right now it is for rent.  Lee and I went and saw it a few weeks ago.  There were 17 of in the yard.  I am sure the neighbor was wondering what was going on when he pulled up.  At least we were leaving when get got home.
Feb 18 2012

We did an impromptu photo shoot.

Feb 18 2012 Elden Dad MOm Reed

Feb 18 2012 Ruth Shanna Lizzy Daniel

Feb 18 2012 Elden Ruth Shanna Rachel Lizzy Daniel Ila

Feb 18 2012 Ruth Elden Reed Dad Shanna LIzzy Sheldon Lois Daniel Amy Ila

Daniel and Amy went on a bike ride.  I am showing Amy a little about my bike. I didn't even realize that Haley had taken this picture.
Feb 18 2012 Ruth

Feb 18 2012 Mom Rachel

Probably texting Sarah.
Feb 18 2012 Sheldon

Feb 18 2012 Cal Lizzy

Feb 18 2012 Lizzy (2)

Feb 18 2012 Rachel

Sheldon's birthday was on the 7th so we had a delayed birthday party.  Happy Birthday Sheldon!
Feb 18 2012 Sheldon (2)

Feb 18 2012 Sheldon (3)

Feb 18 2012 Elden

Feb 18 2012 Blake

Feb 18 2012 Haley

Cal playing Angry Birds with Dad.  Sheldon told me that Cal is actually really good at it, ha ha.
Feb 18 2012 Cal Dad

Probably more Angry Birds!
Feb 18 2012 Anthon Cal Clark Sheldon Haley

Daniel brought his new game Bang!.  It was very fun.  I am excited to play it again.  Thanks Daniel!
Feb 18 2012 Daniel Mom Dad

My dad was the Sheriff.
Feb 18 2012 Mom Dad

After Bang! we went to Elkton Eyecare and Lois and I helped my mom pick out some glasses.  She got some really cute Guess rimless glasses. It was so fun going there together.  We had some good laughs as well.

Sunday morning my Mom snapped a few pictures of the kids.
Feb 19 2012 Haley

Feb 19 2012 Shanna Haley Reed Clark

Feb 19 2012 Haley Shanna Clark Reed Cal

Feb 19 2012 Shanna Haley Reed Clark Cal

After church we ate and later went on google+ with some of my other family.  Lois brought some oh-so-divine truffles and shared them.  YUM!  Thanks for making them Lois!  It's always great being together with family.  Thank you everyone for coming!

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