October 11, 2017

bluewater days 2017

I really dropped the ball with picture taking at Bluewater Days this year, but it was still a great time! We drove again this year and David and I have vowed - NEVER again... but we said that the last time too. It's a 3,000 mile trip with three little kids and it was rough, but once we got there we had a great time! This gorgeous view greeted us!
On our way to New Mexico, we drove through Utah and stopped to see my college roommate and BFF, Michelle. It was so great to see how our kids have grown, and to eat and chat with them for a few hours. It had been a couple years since our last meeting, and was a true test of friendship that we can pick up right where we left off. She and her husband, Steve, are good people with so much creativity and talent.  We love the Hunts!
We got to the ranch early Monday morning and enjoyed a little quiet time to recoup before everyone arrived that afternoon. Louisa made the ranch cat, Cougar, her little bestie and mostly followed him around the yard. When she wasn't doing that, she was jumping on the trampoline, begging for horse and quad rides and generally just loving cousin time.
I'm so glad I got a photo with Louisa and my mom. I've been meaning to get a "three generation" picture of all the Ada's and I'm so glad we finally did it. Wish my Grandma Ada was still around so she could have been in the picture. She was a remarkable lady. This picture is pretty special to me.
Meanwhile, Fritz and Will lived their own lives for most of the week. We rarely saw them since they were always playing with cousins. We took lots of quad rides in cloudy weather, napped with the windows open, played games, watch the storm clouds on the porch swings and ate yummy food.
On our last night, we had a delicious meal of grilled tri tip, Mexican street corn, scalloped potatoes and roasted vegetables. NOM. Then we all trekked down the barn and had our annual ranch dance, which I somehow always get to DJ. Lots of George Strait, Josh Turner and Alan Jackson and some excellent line dancing skills.
This year my nephew, Simon, delighted everyone will a complete dance performance that made all of us DIE at the cuteness. After his display, Louisa decided she needed to show her moves and danced her face off.
Thanks Mom and Dad for another great Bluewater Days! We had a great time!

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