many of you are aware that i married into a circus sideshow, but for those of you who are hearing this for the first time, let me introduce you to the cast of characters... the following photos are from what should have been a simple lunch at amanda's (ben's sister) who was kind enough to allow us to take over her house.
here she is with hilina during the five minute break when it wasn't raining. we threw jackets on all the kids and ran for our lives - it's so much quieter when kids yell outside
this is amanda's husband matt - he loves cake and children
this is my mushy nephew aiden - like father, like son.
here's ms. ivy mae - she looks like she wants out!
here's ben, hiding outside with saida - she looks shocked that there are people louder than her...
here i am with ben's mom's girls lily and lucy. shortly after this photo was taken lily had the great idea of actually licking any missed icing off her plate. i'm not proud to say that my hormones got the best of me and i actually joined her.
here's mama d. with probably the only sane members of the sideshow - lucy and hilina.
and finally, this is the poor kitchen after our "let's-just-keep-it-simple-and-do-sandwiches" brainstorm.
i accept no responsibility for the plate of orange danishes.