18 April 2008

Dinner with my Family


Clockwise- Nellie, Timmy, Scott, Jen, Jared, Jenni, Ryan, Alisa, Dude, Mom, Kim, Kerry

My mom and dad are the greatest parents ever! They decided it would be fun to take just us "big kids" out for a nice dinner. The Dude (that's my dad) made it very clear that NO grandchildren were invited, especially the babies. Not that he doesn't love them but I think he just wanted to be able to enjoy our company w/out all the chaos for one night. We went to Ruby River for some delicious steak and ribs. It was actually quite nice not having any kids around. Usually I'm so caught up keeping Sonrisa happy or making sure Ivy and Kaitlee are eating and not making ginormous messes that I have no idea what is going on around me. So thanks Mom and Dad for making this an unforgettable evening with you and all my brothers and sisters. My dad may be a crazy old kook but I love him more than anything and I can't help but love the sweetest mom in the world. I am so blessed to have such great parents, and in-laws for that matter. Beav and Lynn were sweet enough to drive all the way out here to watch our kids while we were gone. My girls love to have grandma and grandpa over for treats and a movie. And Sonrisa was actually healthy and happy for them this time. Yay!!!

9 comments:

Bonita said...

Dad and I had a great time too!! We have the 10 BEST kids ever!
....Mom

Brianne said...

Looks like a lot of fun...and good food too. I love Ruby River. Only been there once, but it was yummy!!

Ashley Clark said...

That is so nice and refreshing. What nice parents!!! You have cute family!!

Scott & Lynn Maxfield said...

Dad and I had a really fun evening with the girls...I took them on a bike ride...I know that I haven't been on a bike for many years...Kaitlee is so smooth on hers and Ivy, Sonrisa were so happy in the bike trailer or whatever that thing is called. Thanks for asking, Love all of you!

Kim said...

I bet it was great to have an actual conversation at dinner! LOVE the new blog design--it's so cute!

Bry and Meliss said...

I love it when the "big kids" get together too! It's nice to talk grown up talk and not worry about little ears :) Looks like you have an awesome family! And I LOVE Ruby River...mmmm!

Joey & nettifer said...

Oh I so heart your family! What a good time. Your parents are just so stinking cute. I miss your sweet mama!

Kim & Kerry said...

Wow, what a good looking family! :) It was a fun night, we should try and do it once a year!

Kevin, Wendy & Ambria said...

aww the buckingham bunch! ;) I forgot how many sibling you have! Looks like a lot of fun :) its always nice when you can get together with just the adults.