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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nigel's Going Away Party:

On Monday afternoon, Cary and I drove over to Eugene to Mom's house for my baby boy's going away into the Navy party. Nigel's best friends came, along with his sturdy, there-for-you, no-matter-what family. We ate pizza, salad, ice cream and punch. It was 86 when we left home, and 2 hours later in Eugene it was 103. Hot and miserable, with a few flies thrown in, but we had a nice time regardless.

Nigel drove with his recruiter to Portland yesterday and stayed overnight ... flying out to Chicago and boot camp this morning. Whoa! Please keep him in your prayers. We won't hear from him for several weeks. He is signed up for communications.



Casey and Me
(Finally, a good picture of me!)


Max, Kari, Jesse, Kristin, Casey, Ethan,
Kathy, Nigel and Derrick


Max, Kari, Jesse, Kristin, Casey, Ethan,
Kathy, Nigel and Derrick


Kari, Kristin, Casey, Kathy and Nigel


Cary giving Nigel the four things you need
to know about boot camp speech.


Grandma Jody eating her ice cream.


Mom and Cary, sweltering in the living room.


La Braun trying to keep cool.


Nigel


Jessie, Max, Nigel, Derrick, Kristin and Ethan,
with Kristin's dog Cody


Max


Jessie, Max, Nigel and Ethan


Angie


Ethan and Derrick


Nigel, Ethan and Derrick


Kari and Casey


Nigel, Kari, Ethan, and Derrick


Jesse and Max


Mom's table set for dinner.

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