Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fall Retreat

We were supposed to go to my parents' house for Thanksgiving, but my Mom has got pneumonia, so that was cancelled. Luckily, I had taken the boys by the previous week to see "Grammy & Poppa". I think Dyl is going to be a car guy. He's pretty obsessed with cars, and loves just hangin' out and being a gearhead with Poppa. This is the inside of my Dad's garage. I always loved hanging out in the garage. When I was a wee tike, probably around Dylan's age, I busied myself by slapping stickers onto this side of the racecar. I totally screwed up the gold leafing on the car. Dad has incredible tolerance, I'm really surprised the man ever spoke to me again...
Here's my Dad talking cars and stuffed animals with Dylan.
So on Thanksgiving we ended up going to Michael's parents' house. It was cool, until Dylan had a meltdown and got so worked up that he threw up into the hands of Mike's Mother at the dinner-table. Way to kill the mood, Dyl. Saturday night Dylan spent the night with his Nana & Pops, and Michael and I went up to Camp Wrightwood for "Fall Retreat '07". Sloan & Joseph, who run the camp, invited a little group of friends up for the night. This is going to be an annual thing that just started last year. Here's the lodge, where we spent most of the evening.

Here's me and Bodie, happy campers.

Sloan, Joseph and Bodie Bear.

Sloan made one helluva meal. The Prime Rib Roast weighed in at a whopping 14.5 lbs. The fixin's were spectacular, sweet potatoes with a lemon-ginger sauce, green beans with sauteed pearl onions, and mashed potatoes. Here's Sloan with the Roast Beast.

Sloan took this picture of Michael, Me & Bodie. Bodie looks so much like Michael,... I pretty much look like I'm babysitting when I'm holding him.
Joseph kept a raging fire brewing in the fireplace!

Little Britches got tuckered out and had to take a nap before dinner...

Honey took this picture before we all obliterated the meal. L to R : Me & Bodie, Joseph & Sloan, Jami & Mike, and Matt & Krista.
And what could possibly cap off this beautiful meal?!... Smore's. That's what!

Thanks so much Sloan & Joseph for the good times this weekend! Can't wait 'til next year!


MattStein said...

That looks like an absolute blast! The meal looks awesome, it's hard to believe that it was Sloan that cooked it :)!

shaunna said...

Hey Matt! It WAS a blast! Too bad you live on the other side of the country... it's a shame you, me & Sloan can't hang out like the good ol' days! Hope you had a great Holiday!

sloan said...

We had super fun too. gettin better every year. i'm going to have to remember to look in the mirror sometimes before the camera comes out. damn mountain woman hair!