Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hoe Down in the Desert.......eeeeeehaw!

Mike showing Lily where to ride.
 We like to go out to the desert in the winter to play on our riding toys.   Michael broke his scapula so he has been unable to ride his motorcycle and he is banned from riding it until we return from China! (just kidding, the Doctor told him no riding)  Every year Mike likes to plan a themed event.  We have done Italian themed, Jimmy Buffet, Disco, etc.  This years theme was "Hoe Down".  He made a Country Western music track and the Cowboy hats came out.

We round up all the RV's and Toy Haulers and get together for Dinner and Dancing under the stars.  We go out in the middle of nowhere and all set up camp.  On Friday Mike went out early to set up the Geo Cache game.  He hid containers with trivia questions.  Then on Sunday everyone gets the clues (the coordinates for the GPS) and we have a time limit.  The ones furthest away are worth more points and the ones close up less.  After the time limit the Judges (Mike with the help of my sister Debbie and her boyfriend Tom) total the scores.  First, Second and Third places are awarded.  The first place went to our good friends Marty and Debbie and the people they took in their buggy and second went to Me, Kami, Meilynn and Brooke (my niece).  The great thing about that is that I was the Driver and Kami was the navigator and we did it all by ourselves.

Every year we get a little bigger with more and more people participating.  We bring the main dish and set up the game, and decorations and then everyone else brings the sides etc.  I think that we had more than 70 people this year.  It is a great time where the RV's are circled, just like in the old days where they circle the wagons and they have the run of the camp!  The kids all play together and come up with their own ideas of what to do.

Lily loves riding the quad and is fearless, and Meilynn loves it too.  Emma rides a little but she much prefers playing.  We get really dirty and we have a great time.  Here are some moments from the weekend.

 Kami and Aunt Debbie in the back and Lily, Meilynn and Emma decorating for the party!
 Cousin Brookie getting into the spirt of things.  Then we all thought this was so funny we all had to do it.
 Kim being the funny guy!
 Emma, see all the motorhomes in the background?
 Meilynn being silly
 Emma already dressed, with her cousin Brookie.  Brookie is the same age as Lily
 Funny girls!  I am not quite sure what they are doing here.  Kami took the picture.
 Dressed for the party
 Kim and Kami chatting it up
 Kim and his son Brandon decorating for the party
 Emma so cute in her pink boots

 Sisters, just missing two...Meghan and Jilliana
 Our friends win best costume....Woody and Jessie
 Marty and Debbie
 Aunt Debbie and her boyfriend Tom
 Me with my girls
 Kim and Brandon making the eats
 Cowgirl Tiara
 Does it get any cuter?
 It's hard to get everyone looking great
 Daddy giving the instructions for the Geo Cache

 Our friend Marty loves our girls
 Caught in the act
 Me and Emma
 Daddy dancing with Lily

 Brookie and Meilynn
 Daddy and Emma

 Our friends, Debbie and Kim

 Meilynn in the dip
 Lily loves Debbie
 Ashley and Drew

I don't think those are cowboy boots!  Ummm....Ughs

We had a wonderful time with our friends.  Wish you all could have come!


Jennifer Taylor said...

Looks like so much fun! Love all of the pics!

Kym said...

It's 'YEE-HAW', city girl, lol! Looks like a blast, Debbie is a cute Jessie.