Those of you who know me even just a little, know that having my family altogether in one spot is the most important thing in my life...all 20 of us.
Super Bowl Sunday is one of those times. Something that happened 44 years ago started this being a family day.
The night before Super Bowl II, I found out just how important Super Bowl Sunday is.
Mr. SS and I were just newly engaged and I had planned a picnic and activities at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, for his birthday, with some good friends of our Bill and Patty.
As I was leaving Mr. SS's family home and telling him goodbye, leaning back against my 1966 VW Bug, getting my goodnight kiss...
(You can imagine what an impact this was on my life by how I remember every little detail.)
Mr. SS told me there would be no picnic the next day, because it was Super Bowl Sunday.
I had no idea what that was and proceeded to tell him about the planning and cooking etc., that had gone into this picnic. Well, I just wasn't getting it. He wasn't budging and I can be very "hard headed" too.
I was twisting my precious little diamond ring and very nearly took it off, saying that football could not be more important than me.
Could I possibly have been that immature...well I came to my senses and realized how much this precious man meant to me and how good he was to me in so many ways...and since that second Super Bowl have made that day special to him and eventually to our boys too. Now the DIL's and grand kids are included and it is such a fun family time.
It helps that it always falls near Mr. SS's birthday and we have that to celebrate too.
The day started out by our sons taking Mr. SS golfing for his birthday along with Kyle who is on his HS golf team.
Can you imagine the pressure of having your Papaw and three uncles critiquing your swing?
Us girls were home preparing lots of snacks for when they got home.
My son's garage/kids playroom was turned into a "mancave" for the day.
The big girls got the cozy warm living room to sit, talk and play with baby Emmy.
Sorry no picture here.
It was warm, sunny and in the 70's today and the kids played out side all day.
Some were eating (well, we all were eating).
Some rode around in Papaw's golf cart.
While some put on a rollerblading show.
And some road tricycles and scooters.
It was the most fun day even though we all ate too much. I asked several what there favorite snack was and most said the Fudge (see previous post for recipe).
My favorite part came at the end of the day. I got to bathe, feed and cuddle baby Emmy to sleep.
She's our last baby and those moments are very precious to me.
God is so Good!
Life is so Good!