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Saturday, February 12, 2011

We Were All Related in Some Way

We had a mini family reunion today at my mother’s cousins house. We couldn’t figure out which cousin, aunt, uncle was a twice removed or third cousin but we were all related in some way shape or form and that was good enough to have a bbq. The house we had it at was INCREDIBLE!!!! And yes that obnoxiously needed that many exclamation marks. Not only was the house fantastic they had an amazing backyard with a full sized pool, a putting green AND enough room to play a regulation size croquet game. Now this may not sound fantastic if you live outside of LALA land (Los Angeles) but for anyone that lives here this house was worth its weight and then some in gold. Backyards in the city like this just do not exist.

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THE POOL WAS BEATIFUL AND I WANT ONE IN MY BACKYARD

Although I brought my croquet set that I just purchased last week for Ms. Dancers shower we didn’t need it. The house has a permanent croquet set on the lawn. I haven’t played croquet since I was a small child but I adore shooting pool and croquet has many of the same concepts. The geometry, velocity, trajectories appeal to me and once I figured out the similarities I was ready to play.

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MR. ROGUE PLAYING CROQUET

We all putted along, going through the hoops in the yard with daddy, the only one playing who knew the rules, giving us pointers as we went. Everyone did pretty well although daddy was in the lead of course.

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DADDY ROCKED AT CROQUET

We were all nearing the end and I got there first. The person who gets through the two hoops at the end becomes what the game calls poison. You basically get to come out and try and hit the other opponents. Whoever you touch dies and I was ready to take them all down.

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I AM POISON

I was so excited that I overshot attempting to hit my dad’s ball. Because of that mistake he was able to pull off an amazing almost impossible shot, which made him poison as well.

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DADDY IS POISON TOO

It was a battle to who could kill who first. No surprise to me dad killed me right out of the game. I am an official angel now.

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I AM AN ANGEL

Dad went on to wipe out the rest of the people playing, which didn’t take him very long at all. The old man can still kick the kids butts.

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MS. SWEETIE ATTEMPTS IN VAIN TO SURVIVE

The sun was going down, the temperature was dropping, I was getting tired; it was time to go.

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I AM SLEEPY SO MR. ROGUE TOOK ME HOME

2 comments:

lilmansworld said...

fun family time!

Jess said...

I love that last picture of you with the sunset licking the ends of your hair aflame :)

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