Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

House for Sale

On Labor Day, we went to Lyons, Ks to spend the evening with Al's family.

 His brother has recently gotten a job in Hutch so they have put their home on the market so they can move closer to where he works.  It is a gorgeous house!
 Look at the detail of the woodwork!  I stand amazed at the craftsmanship of the workers of times past!

There is a pool out back.

Reuben grilled burgers.

Seems like many times we end up bringing the same dish.  This year, the "same thing" we all brought was macaroni salad.  One time we all brought green bean cassserole.  Sometimes we let eachother know what we plan to bring, but often we bring whatever.  We can count on Julie to bring her cheesy potatoes, but this time she made twice-baked potatoes and put them in the crock pot.  Delicious!!

Reuben and Brenda are empty nesters now.  Brenda took us upstairs to one of the girls' closets and showed us all the beautiful gowns (prom or other special occasions) that are still hanging in the closet.  She told our nieces that they could try them on if they would come downstairs to model them.

     This girl is a foreign exchange student, living with Al's sister.  Her mother,Sandra Myers, is an Olympian who grew up in Little River, Ks but ended up moving to Spain.  Got her citizenship there and married a Spanish guy.  She ran for Spain in the Olympics at Seoul in 1988 and in Atlanta in 1996.

We played a great game called "Telestrations".  You can buy the game, but we do a version of it that doesn't cost.  We had 12 players so we gave each person a stack of 12 1/2 sheets of paper.  Each person thinks of a phrase or a word; like "Hurricane Issac" or "Jared washes his truck."  You write that phrase down.

Then the entire stack is passed on to the person at your right.  They look at the phrase you have written down, puts that sheet to the back, then draws the picture of your phrase on the top sheet.  We set a timer for 1 minute for each transaction.  When the timer went off, again, everyone's stack is passed on. 
 Each person looks at the illustration, again puts that to the back of their pile, and then writes in words what they think the picture is on the top sheet.
 It is hilarious!!
 Hurricane Issac ended up to be "a snake crosses a river". 
"Jared washing his truck" ended up to become "a woman leaving her baby in the street."  What???
We laughed and laughed and laughed.  You can just see Reuben trying to keep from crying from laughing so hard.

Hopefully for Reuben's, they will sell their home quickly so they can move to Hutch!  But we will miss the fun times we have had here with the family!


Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Bet it will be hard to leave such a gorgeous home! Family memories go far beyond the ones living there. Our extended family experienced that when we moved here. It's amazing what kids remember, especially.

The Sieberts said...

oh i wish that house was in Newton!

Anonymous said...

I miss the Graber get-togethers. Great memories!!!!!!!! Pat

Telestrations said...

Looks like a great time. Glad you were able to have so much fun playing Telestrations. Keep sharing that laughter :)