Mecca

Made another pilgrimage to Deary last weekend.  Because I like packing for 7 people.  More like seven and a half because my husband can almost pack for himself.  Unless I want him to bring something other than a change of underwear, then I have to pack him too.

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Then we stuff it, and everyone, in the van for a six hour ride.  A six hour ride that inevitably begins to smell a lot like vomit.  No, it’s vomit.

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Keep it together people!

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Daddy Boy took some time off work for hunting season and we used it as an excuse to visit Grandad.  (Cuz we like him.)

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Grandma took the children apple picking.

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Then she made me make apple pie.  Literally forced me.  “Get off the couch Miranda and get in the kitchen.  I want you to make me a pie.  NOW.”  Dang-it.

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At least Grandma did the dirty work.

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Did I clean up my mess?  No.

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Saturday we went into town for another Planned Parenthood protest with friends.  And then had a children’s tea party afterwards.  Actually, it started as a tea party and ended as a sacking.

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I think it was the eight boys.  One really shouldn’t invite boys to tea parties.

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Judith is my best protester.  She stands right on the edge of the sidewalk and waves at each car.

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This turned out to be quite a large protest.  However, I don’t think anyone was very happy to see us.  Pullman Washington is going to make Jesus’ short list.  I can’t remember who made the hell joke, but apparently Judith heard it.  She came out of the bedroom at Grandma’s house in her wicked witch halloween dress-up.  Grandad asked, “Where are you going?”  She replied, “I’m going to hell.”  Not you Judith, Pullman!  Shake off your shoes sister.

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Grandma Jean and baby Eve.  Grandma is the certified baby holder.

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Daddy Boy and his new purple shells.  When you can’t decide which ammo to buy, go by color.

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Boy was up early every morning, bouncing along on the back of Reuben’s motorcycle, through the woods in the dark.  He said he almost fell off the back six times.  I can’t blame him if he didn’t want to hold on too tight.

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Sister Natalie.  It’s her turn next.

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Oh, look at that.  It’s a deer.  Last possible moment on the last day, of course.

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All that was left was to figure out how to fit it in the van.  ???

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2 thoughts on “Mecca

  1. They breed them a bit different in Idaho dont they? And that is a nice UTV that uncle has. I really need to come up and visit before first snow.

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