We had our first large party at the new house on July 4th. It turned out great!
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It’s been a while since I last posted. I think it’s about time to put something fun up on the web site. Here it is! Easter this year brought the whole bunch, excluding JoDee and Dad. We did the usual Easter egg hunt, both inside and out. We ate some lunch, played some games. We had great weather! A good time all around.
We had Penny’s family over on Christmas eve this year. We ate Hog Wild BBQ and opened gifts. It went well. We all had a good time. Ping pong was a hit this year. It turns out we have some players in the family!
By now I guess you’ve figured out that we like the camping at Council Grove. This week was no exception. The bridge in the thumbnail picture is in the center of the northeast area of the lake. It must have been there a while, as there are no roads on either side of the lake.
We went back for another weekend in the sun, and wind. We had a great time again. This time we had Jerry, Jamie, their kids, as well as the Pontoon boat they brought. We spent some time cruising in the pontoon boat and hung out at a sandy beach on the other side of the lake.
This year we had Christmas at our house. Morning and Evening. We had the whole Kansas side of the family over for Christmas BBQ and gift exchange.
Clayton and Jeff and his friend Matt went to Beaver Lake for a 4th of July party at Judy Harvey’s house. Penny would join them Saturday night as she had to work on Friday. We had a great time at the lake.
Jeffrey, his friend Matt, and I all went for a weekend at the lake. Penny joined us Sunday afternoon.
We did lots of fishing, swimming and bike riding. We had a great time. Matt had the biggest fish. He caught 2(ea) 10lb catfish. Jeff and I also caught some, not quite that big.
We all got together for easter at Mom and Dad Van Campen’s house. What a great spring day it was.
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Here are several days worth of pictures. We had Christmas with Steven and Chandler on Wednesday, Penny, Clayton and Jeffrey on Christmas morning, Chris and Steven and Brandy, that afternoon. Then Christmas with the whole family at Grandma and Grandpa Van Campen’s house on Sunday.
Clayton and Penny went to our friends’ Daryl and Jen’s Halloween Party this year. We were glad to have been invited this year after hearing so much about it from Gayle and Darlene. We had a great time! Clayton went as Slash, and Penny was a zombie nurse!
We all got together again for the anual Easter holiday. This year was a lot of fun. Chandler got to hunt some eggs. We made some bubbles, ate a great dinner and enjoyed each others company. I made a video as well. Read the rest of the story to see the video.
It’s that time again! Christmas and the obligatory gift opening pictures. Here they are from Haysville and Wichita Kansas.
We took the camper to the Brown’s mom and stepdad’s house at Beaver Lake and set up in the neighbor’s driveway. We had a great time swimming, boating, tubeing and visiting. We went on a journey about 20 minutes in the boat to see some fireworks on the 4th. Shot some BBguns and spent some time relaxing. Of cource the kids set off some fireworks of their own and nobody got hurt. A complete success!
Easter at the Van Campen’s was fun for all. The family got together for egg hunting and food and good times.