It's still September, nevermind what the post date says. I'm working like a dilligent half-assed archaeologist, digging through resized photos (mantra: if it was important enough to resize, I must have intended to blog it) in a near-futile effort to reconstruct something resembling a storyline from 4 months ago. I would say my memory's not what it used to be, except that it's exactly what it used to be, and therein lies the problem.
I've always been a person who forgets things until the photos are developed, and then goes, "oh, yeah, Dan's parents visited us in April. Or at least the historical record indicates as much." Because really, while I know they visited us, I'd be hard-pressed to pin a month on it in my memory. Don't judge.
The historical record also seems to indicate that we dined together at Cracker Barrel, where Griffin and Rodger worked intently together on a logic puzzle, the identity of which lies beyond the grasp of the family's best historians.
The record indicates that this was the day of the legendary roast Baa III: the wrath of lamb. Ok, there was no wrath. There was, however, rack of lamb. As well as the rest of it. And again, my memory being what it is, I knew that the Hardys had attended with us but could not recall the month. This is the beauty of EXIF data. So long as you can hover a mouse, your memories will never be lost to you.
Doesn't that lamb look tasty? It was. I'm much better at remembering flavors and textures than names and dates.
Other highlights included:
More children than you can shake a stick at. (I'll wait while you get a stick and try. Can't do it, can you?)
Luke bonking his head. Ok, more like a lowlight. But I liked the parental consolation in the photo and I'm pretty sure Luke has recovered from this trauma enough for me to make light of it. (Adam? Sarah? Too early?)
(Whoa, I hadn't seen Adam without a full beard in a while.)
There were beautiful and gracious hosts:
And guests did lots of schmoozing:
(Note to Rodger: Dan Daglish.)
And everybody ate lots and lots of desserts.
As Dan would say: Good times. Neat people.
Who's ready for Baa IV??