On the eve my departure for North Dakota, the community threw Kirk and I a rousing Barnyard Bash, in honor of my rural future. Organized by Lynn, Susan and Tracy, the evening was definitely one of the highlights in my life - the gesture of the community, the farm-themed decor, the delicious food, everyone in costume - I can't believe I didn't cry all the way through it.
|Diana, Brett and Isabella - in full overall glory!|
- Hearthstone Kids
- Mexican Food
|I'm totally ready to cry here.|
|Annika and Thea|
"I'll be you can't climb as high as we can!"
And I volleyed back with something like, "Oh yeah, I'll bet I can!"
And Kathryn responded matter-of-factly from her porch, shaking her head, "You're gonna miss all that crap."
Damned if she wasn't dead on. Sniff, sniff.....WAH!
ANYWAY, I've finally gotten around to posting the photos from the evening on Flickr (NOT a fan of the new upload format, btw) and with the help of David Nichol, got lots of nice shots. And I especially love how a bunch of otherwise 'normal' guys....
|Jim, Joe and Craig|
|JimBob, JoeBob and Lonnie|
|Waiting for a special day....|
|Kellie and Tracy - ain't they purty?|
|Gah, I miss this guy too!|