Sunday, June 28, 2009


I know it's been quite a while since I posted last, but its taken some time to get all the pictures together. June 18th I took a little trip to Wisconsin for our annual summer family picnic. Unfortunately, Brett couldn't make it because of work but I wasn't going to miss it for the world. I was so scared of the plane rides but it turned out to be not as bad as I expected. My cousin Jamie was there at the airport waiting for me. It was so nice to see him since the last time was almost a year ago to the day for my wedding. We spent a few hours driving around and showing me the area. Its amazing since I haven't been there in almost 4 years but I remember so much. Feels like home to me. My parents of course had issues with their plane so it took them a little longer to get there but I got to spend some amazing quality time with my family.

Friday, while my dad spent the day golfing, my mom and I went to my grandma's house and spent pretty much all afternoon there with her and my aunts and cousins. Everyone played cards and we really had a nice time.

(favorite picture)

Friday night, my Mom, me, my Dad, my Aunt Judi, and my Uncle Rich all went to watch the local armature baseball team, the La Crosse Loggers. We had such a great time and it was really nice to see Aunt Linda (who works there). I even got my picture taken with the mascots (thanks mom) We had a blast and they beat the Green Bay Frogs!

Saturday was our Burch summer BBQ. So many people showed up and although not many recognized me, once they knew who I was, we had such a great time. It was great meeting all my cousins kids whom I have never met before as well.

(cutest picture EVER)

(they never smile)

After our picnic, we went the the bar/bowling alley near my grandma's house. My aunt owed me a shot so we all got together and had a few! It was so much fun having everyone there. Remembering the old days when my mom used to take us there when we were Wisconsin law states a minor can drink when a parent is present. See what she started! And she doesn't even drink!

(my beer looked like a bowling pin??? or.....)

(the retired shirt)

(Sam get your hand off her butt)

(first shot of the night)

(Second shot - BS and Gummy Bears! all night baby)

(third shot, or was this the fourth?)

(oldest and youngest grandchild-not telling age difference)

(should we do another shot?)

(stop playing with my beer bottle, Kelly!)

Sunday, was a relaxing day after our long evening. Even Grandma slept in till about 10. Monday, my mom and I decided to drive around and take some pictures of the area we love. We had such a good time just the two of us.

(largest six pack in the WORLD)

(the king paying tribute to the six pack)

(no need for explanation...)

And finally the tearful goodbyes. I miss her so much, words cannot express how much I love this woman. She's my hero!