Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

back to the old grind today....sometimes holiday weekends aren't all that they're cracked up to be....especially when said holiday weekend includes the almight butwin family reunion....yes..they're real name is butwin! LOL

formerly a three-day event, comprised of beer, the great race (which we thankfully do not participate in, as my father-in-law fell and broke his shoulder during one ill-fated fourth of july), a slide-show, and over-priced, IMAT (it'll make a turd) status food....don't forget more beer, they're slovakian, you know, this year it was mercifully condensed to a one-day event. the only thing that makes it more fun for me is to watch people with my kids and answering questions about my kids (yes, i've decided that there's not much more to my life than my kids right now...). OH, but don't forget the perpetual rain and great butwin family event would be without it!

can you tell i love this thing? LOL it's neat that they want to do this, but i would really love it if they condensed it further to perhaps a fun-filled evening of food and alcohol....just a suggestion....

that way, i probably would only have to deal with the lovely grumpy babies who are so off schedule and over-stimulated that they throw themselves down on the ground with a screaming fit every time we turn around. i really do love my kiddos, but every good mommy needs a break! LOL

anyway, yesterday was our true break...we went to cookie cutter's to get griffin's first hair cut....sniff, sniff...he's such a big boy! his little cheeks look a little bigger now that his face is framed with a bit of's very fun to watch them grow up, but it's kind of sad all the same...definitely more sweet in the bittersweet.

we also went to kohl's, where we got some things that we'd been needing...aaron got some shorts (he was down to two pair that he could wear in public!) and i got myself a new bathing suit...whew!! even tho my stomach isn't wash-board flat, i still don't feel as bad about walking around in this suit...

anyway, that's my holiday weekend in a nutshell! hope everyone else had a good one, too!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't like it, DON't GO

2:32 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow aren't you special! its too bad you can't appreciate how much work goes into planning a reunion, that you can't appreciate the unique differences of the family members that come together. Like the other commenter said, "don't like it, don't go" I'm sure they will continue to have fun without you.

3:32 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow what a mean spirted person! don't go!!!

11:48 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was 8 years ago and you had little kids--I am sure now you are more mature and have come to appreciate what the Butwin reunion really stands for--go have a good time--you belong to the Greatest Family in History!!!!!

8:31 PM


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