This weekend was the annual Peltier Bros. company picnic in Welcome, Texas.  I have been going to the picnic for many, many years…and it is fun to see the next generation of children getting to enjoy the same fun I did growing up.  On Friday night, a bunch of the men go up to Welcome Hall so they can start cooking…but mainly for some poker playing.  Since Joseph wanted to take the boys…I got to tag along for the fun.  We took the Pfeiffer’s motor home for our “camping” adventure.  That night the boys ran around, got dirty, and wrestled with their buddies Ethan, Dylan, and Jackson.  There were a ton of dogs so Parker was super excited.  He loves them!  Joseph got to play some Texas Hold ‘Em, but he was knocked out fast…I am pretty sure that was his strategy so that he could get to bed at a decent time.  Friday nights are rough on my over-worked man!

On Saturday, all of the other families come out to Welcome Hall.  We spent the day soaking up the sun, digging in a money pit (hours of entertainment for my little guys), busting pinatas, blowing bubbles, flying kites, and catching up with friends and family.  And eating.  Delicious bbq and a table FULL of homemade desserts…including my favorite, Peanut Butter Cup cookies.  We were worn out by 5:30 and the boys were running on steam since they had been playing hard and we didn’t even attempt to pull them away from the fun for naps.   They were asleep 5 minutes into the car ride.


King of the Hill

The Face of Determination

Taking a break for some snuggles with Sossi!

Evan laughing it up!


As a bonus, we headed to my dad and Sandy’s for Saturday night.  It is a lot of work to get everything loaded and we were close by…so we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity for a night spent with them.  We put the boys to bed, and the adults got to play cards.  I LOVE games…and we always like playing Hand and Foot when we are together.  FYI:  Girls won.  By a lot.

We hung out for a bit on Sunday morning and then headed home to get everything unpacked and cleaned up.  A 3-4 hour task.  Worth it, though.  We really needed that relaxing time as a family to hang out.  Great weekend…building great memories.