Monday, December 1, 2008

My tripod has a broken leg




Allison did not come home for Thanksgiving. She stayed in Austin to watch the Longhorns totally trounce those Aggies. She came home Friday, though and brought the boyfriend with her. He lives only a couple of miles from here but they did not meet until they both went to college. Funny how life works, huh? Anyway, the boy is an only child so his parents waited Thanksgiving dinner for him and invited Allison to join them. So, we had everyone over on Saturday night for dinner. Curtis fixed chicken and hot links on the grill, cooked a pot of his wonderful beans, made a macaroni salad that is to die for and I baked a cake. After all, my birthday was just a few days before and my new son in law, Joe, turned 30 on the 26th.

I told everyone to be here before the sun went down because I intended to take a family picture. When I started to set up my tripod, one of the legs broke. Joe tried to fix it but it was a goner. We used a flower pot outside to prop up the broken leg and took the picture anyway. I wasn't able to adjust the height of the camera very well, so our feet are all cut off but our faces are what is important, right? I made every one line up against the brick wall. They all griped because they had to stand in wet leaves. I told them to shut up and act happy cause I wanted a family portrait. LOL I lined them all up the way I wanted, set the timer on the camera and ran to join them. Got a few without me and a couple that looked like I ran to join them. haha. This one looks okay to me. Oh, and Ryan, Allison's boyfriend showed up after we were done.....

After dinner, I lit the candles for my own birthday cake and told everyone to sing to me. I blew them out, relit them and then told them to sing to Joe. It was a great evening. Ryan fit in well. We laughed and acted silly and looked at photo albums. Love my grown up kids....

3 comments:

Veronica said...

Detta, The family pic looks great and you DO NOT look like you "ran" to get into the picture! LOL

linda.b said...

Detta, I love this picture. You all look so happy! Happy birthday to you and Joe!

Allie said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Too funny. Love the reusable birthday cake - LOL.