Here are the proud grandparents with their crew.
Then I thought, seize the moment and grab some family photos, no matter how rough we looked. So I did. Krissy yelled at me to go outside where it was prettier, but I retorted, it's a million degrees outside.
I'm a fan of candid pictures; the ones you don't see framed and hanging on the wall.
Ben and Krissy trying to get Sara to cooperate while Katherine sits complacently
Jade's always ready for her glamor shot so there's no "before" pictures for them. Jessica and Alcoe with Jade.
Sara wanted to play poker so they gave her some chips. It's around midnight, here.
All the kids sacked out in front of a movie while the adults played poker or Scrabble.
Mary Nell was very surprised and grateful for the never-ending birthday celebration (it's been going on for a few weeks now). Chuck prayed a blessing over the family and thanked God for the food, and we all dug in! Man what a meal.