Saturday, August 14, 2010

4th of July Family Gathering

Last month two of my dad's brothers and their families came into town for a wonderful visit, we spent our time at the beach, eating flavorices, playing games, eating flavorices and laughing. 
Here are all of us together after church. 

Miranda in the early morning light

A key to B. family get togethers are flavor-ices. You're allowed to have as many as you want (we started with 600 and ended up with less than 40) and you can have them at any time (including before breakfast lol)

And Papa baptized adorable baby Ella. 

We all fell in love with her. :)


The crowd...

...witnessing the cutting of Graham's hair, into a mohawk. 

On the 4th some of us headed to beach to watch all the fireworks people were setting off. 

Then we did what you have to do with people from land-locked places, go to the beach. 

As usual a crowd around Ella. 

Then we all had a delicious dinner at Nana and Papa's complete with "Aussie burgers"; made of the hamburger, a fried egg, beets, and a slice of pineapple. Though it sounded disgusting to me at first, it really isn't that bad. 

And we had corn, daddy likes corn just a little too much sometimes. 

I think Uncle Peter's birthday cake went to his head...

This struck me as a very Bartonian scene:   everybody talking (or yelling) and looking different places.

Unless there's a game going on, then everybody is completely concentrated. 

Their last morning here the Barton boys and men went deep sea fishing. 

Not too bad for a day out on the high seas!

The patriarch of the family. 

Lovely Meredith. 

 And I'll close with Ella, since I can't think of anything better to end with. 

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