The annual get together with Laura and friends continued this year. We met at Laura’s place downtown.
Laura hosting the party with Jermey
Danelle and Sonora hanging out.
Michael is fighting off Eva and Robert
I don’t think I’ve seen a photo of Laura where she wansn’t happy. Always fun to be around her!
Jeremy and I hanging out!
Jen and Danelle. AKA moms with oldish kids trying to stay awake!
Robert has energy for days!
Eva has that same energy.
Katie was able to make the party and joined us. I was surprised that she stayed as late as she did, cause she had patients to see in the morning.
Playing a family friendly group game together. Can’t remember what it was, but we were all laughing!
And it wouldn’t be a holiday without a game of “Cards Against Humanity”.
Laura, Danelle, and Sonora went to the Cardinals game. Sonora likes spending time with the girls.
We were going to the Cardinals game to see Sonora sing the national anthem with the Avery Spotlight Singers. Laura is now living downtown so we invited her to join us. We started by parking in her garage and checking out her new place.
Eventually, we went over to the stadium to see Sonora sing.
The kids sang great and I ignored the whole ball game to talk with friends, so it turned out to be a great outing!
The day finally arrived, The Amazon Event! We were here to see the film “Peeled Faces on the Amazon” by West Hansen. JoJo masterminded the event getting West Hansen and Jeff Wueste to come up from Texas to present their expedition.
My part of the story started earlier in the evening, picking up Laura to go with us to the event. She took us to her favorite fancy ice cream place on Grand.
And then we were off to JoJo’s Funky Warehouse to prepare for the movie. There was great concern about the turnout as there was an ice storm the day before. We put too much work into this event to re-schedule and the city did a fantastic job getting the streets safe. So our first impression was of the temporary door.
Once inside, we started setting up the event with the rest of the volunteers.
And of course, we had to get the custom beer set up and chilled!
Once the party started, about 120 people showed up for the event!
And of course, West presenting his masterpiece!
And we may have drank a few beers and played games!
It was a fantastic venue for a film and was enjoyed by all!
Our friend Laura gave Sonora a “spa day” for Christmas for her and a few friends. Today was the day all of them could come together at our house for their treat. Danelle and Laura set up the stations and prepared for the girls!
After delivering the pizza and getting this group shot, Corvin and I got out of there for our safety 🙂
I can’t even pretend to know all of the random things that were done to the girls, but there was lots of giggling!