The 4 of us were on the pickleball courts by 8:30 and there were 12 of us ready to play. So, we had to take turns. It worked out well, for we needed some breaks for relieve from the heat and humidity.
We were back to Waldo by 10:20, took showers and loaded the CRV to go the Hosler family picnic at the Ephrata Church of the Brethren pavilion. Amazing that Ken's entire immediate family was there except for Bryant and Bridget, his younger brother Phil's son and his wife. It was fun to watch all the little cousins playing together. It was extremely hot, so we didn't play any outdoor games. Instead we sat in the pavilion chatting with everyone. We had lots of delicious food and great fellowship. We were so thankful that Chuck and Melissa were willing to go with us and meet Ken's family. What good "sports"!
|The church pavilion was a great place for the Hosler picnic but|
it was extremely hot!
|Lots of good food, conversation and "catching up" throughout|
|Ken's brother, Phil, and his wife Sherry, have 2 Rita's Italian Ice|
places and they provided some welcome ices and custard
for the hot day!
|So many cute "little ones" at the picnic!|
|Samantha found a way to cool down.....|
|Katelyn thought it was a good idea....|
|and Cali thought so too!|
The picnic ended 1 hour before we were supposed to be at another picnic in Ephrata with our small group from Church. So the 4 of us went to Dane and Jamie's house and sat in their backyard and spent that hour talking with them and watching Bria and Cali kayak and play in the creek that borders the back of their property.
|These girls loved showing us their kayak ability!|
|They do a great job paddling their kayaks!|
|Maybe this could be a new Olympic Event - synchronized kayaking!|
|Their feet were quite muddy when they got out of the creek!|
Then from 5:30 to 9 we were with our small life group from church (10 of us including Chuck and Melissa). Again, lots of good food and plenty of laughter and conversation.
We are so happy that Chuck and Melissa spent this day with us and got to meet our family members and special friends. We loved being able to introduce them to all of these folks. After all, Chuck and Melissa are important people to us who have enhanced and enriched our lives in so many ways.