We drove into town (Ashtabula, Ohio) on a Thursday night. We were greeted by cousins also visiting, and the first party began family reunion style.
The neighborhood annual summer party was themed pirates this year and just so happened to occur shortly after our arrival. Though the kids didn't have to dress up to fit the part, we crafted a costume out of some dollar store finds. Argh!!
Amidst all the excitement, Pip sprained her knee and had to take a time out from guard dog duties. She had a resting party.
We picked Gunar up near Niagra Falls and brought him home. We celebrated with a hooray our family is complete and back together party.
And then we honored our Dayma with a very special birthday party.
Tonight, we attended a Finnish heritage party complete with a Fish Fry put on by one of Gunar's first employers.
These days, life goes from one party to the next. We shall never look back and say we did not live while we could...