Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Breakfast Outdoors

Family Traditions? We kind of like them around here. This one began when I was a child. On the morning  of July 4th, besides playing Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” full blast on the stereo, we would pack up breakfast and take it down to the Twin Falls Canyon. Electricity was generated by the water fall there, so each cement table was equipped with an electrical outlet. We made pancakes and eggs fried or scrambled.
We haven’t yet found such a place here, so we have adapted with breakfast in our own backyard. This year, my sister, Linda, was in town, so I invited each of my siblings and their families too. I made french toast from a batch of homemade sourdough bread and had everyone bring something to enjoy with it.

It was the first time MY family members have been together for quite some time. Why I didn’t get a picture of all of us together with Dad? I just wasn’t thinking! 

My dad - "Papa"
With my sister, Linda.
My brother, David
and Mark
Grandson, Ethan
Son, Michael
David's wife, Connie
Nieces, Savanna and Melissa
Melissa's daughter, River

Of course swimming was included! Those who didn’t bring swimming suits wish they had... and a few of THEM decided to just jump in clothes and all. 

Granddaughter, Evylee
Audrey and Matthew
Linda's husband, Bob, with grand baby, Jordanne
Melissa's son, Isaac
Niece, Sierra, with son, Porter
Mark's wife, Alice -- a kid magnet!
Niece, Mikayla

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