Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Pretty Pumpkins!

Are you growing pumpkins in your backyard?

Does it look like my punkies are growing words on them??

My cousin told me that if you scrape words or designs on a pumpkin while it is still growing, the scraped parts will "heal" over and looked etched in!
Isn't that COOL?


Here's our last name etched in a pumpkin that hasn't turned orange yet.

My daughter plucked this beauty from the garden 2 weeks ago 'cause she was so excited to have a pumpkin. Hopefully he'll last 'til Halloween!

It may be only August...
but never too early to get excited about PUMPKINS!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Reunion Time

I spent all of last weekend celebrating at my
Annual Family Reunion {my father's family} and
at my 25th High School Reunion!

If there's two things that Chinese people know how to do...
it's EAT and PLAY GAMES.

The reunion was at my parent's home. All day long relatives were
dropping in with boxes and platters of food. Yummy!

My Aunt Michelle got a good game of Mah Jong going

The teenage boys hung out at the computer, of course. {Zach & Jarod}

The teenage girls hung out in the pool. {Devynn & Summer}

Young adult girl cousins {Tara, Amanda & Sharlene}.

Me and Brian

Every year we all go out to dinner at our Uncle's Dave's restaurant
for a gourmet Chinese feast.
Here's the lobster...mmmm so good!

More girl cousins.

Cousins Carson and Jake.
Jake came all the way from Germany to visit us!

More game playing...Texas Hold'em.

The little cousins crash in the living room for the night.

Yummy breakfast served in the morning by Grandma Louie!

Now, on to my 25th high school reunion...
I can't believe I'm THAT old!!!!

It was such a blast to see old friends!

I've known some these people since junior high!

What a fun night!