Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The beginning of this week was exciting.... I found a skink in my house.  I don't know why but it freaked me out.  At first, I thought I must be daydreaming. BUT,  later I saw "her" under the bedroom window.   Bob tried to make a box with gorilla tape to capture it but that did not work... Well to say the least, I DID NOT sleep in the bedroom that night.  We closed the door and stuffed newspaper under the crack of the door hoping that it would not venture out and roam.  I finally had to take an Ativan to be able to go to sleep.  I WAS freaked beyond belief, and of course my hubby was amused by my behavior.  So, we ended up getting a mouse glue trap and that was successful.  I am sorry that it had to die but I had no other choice.... Here is my "Lizzy" after capture
In mid July, Bob and I went to my family reunion.... The Burgess Family Reunion.... It has been a part of my life for the last... um...20+ years.  I am so proud to be a "Burgess".  My great grandma was a godly women.   She was able to do anything(from what I have been told)... She sewed quilts and sold them for $.25 to help build what is know called the family church.  She had 17 children in which my grandma was number 3.  I never new my Great grandma, she died in '65 and I didn't arrive on the scene until '71.  However, we I get to Heaven, I will meet her.  Here is a photo of the 5 remaining "sisters"

The Family reunion is a 3 day event.  Friday, we have a cook out with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, baked beans, cookies, etc.  Most of us are talking and chatting with those we haven't seen since the last reunion.  Some BINGO is played. Both Bob and I won a game.  While talking and catching up, some of the family sings some ole timey hymns. We have a strong Christian heritage.
Saturday, our dinner was catered.  YUM YUM!! Many played volleyball while some played horseshoes.  Then we all gathered at played "Minute to Win It"... Fun game.  Here is a pic of my cousin bobbing for apples.... Too cute....

Then on Sunday we go to the family church for service.  Usually, one of the cousins preach and sing.....It is am awesome weekend....

The reunion happens every 2 years.  Most of the time in VA.   I have loads of pics on my facebook account if you'd like to see all the happenings.

Until next time,