Monday, February 27, 2012

A Visit From the Vellingas!

We love the Vellingas and their spontaneity! Sumer called me on Friday and said they wanted to fly in for a day and a half and play with us. We were so excited! It had been 2.5 years since we had seen them last and we always have some good belly laughs and conversation when we are with them. This visit didn't disappoint. =) They arrived on Saturday night and we spent a couple hours catching up and then on Sunday we hung out in the morning, went to church, and then ate, watched the Super Bowl and played games that night. Since it was with the Vellingas that the annual IBC root bear tradition started, I tried to hunt some down but it was completely sold out! Bummer! We settled for A&W. 

Yes, that is a HUGE pile of dishes in the background! 
These are the ONLY 2 pictures I got of the kids on Sunday and they aren't even looking at the camera and one is blurry. Nice.

 The night got a little crazy once the kids were in bed. Quelf is SO. MUCH. FUN.

Haha! Poor Richard - he seemed to get all the hard (but hilarious!) cards.
Pretty sure this one made him sing a song with an accent or do the splits.
He had to put the box up his shirt for most of the game. 

He had to make a hat or something out of TP.
And he had to dance with Nathan! Haha! You have to watch the video.

The rest of us had to do some weird things too.

We played 2 games of Quelf and then we made a marvelous discovery. Using the camera timer to take pictures is super fun. Especially when you're tired and feeling goofy. You'll probably think this is a lot of pictures but really it's just a smattering compared to the amount we actually took! 


 I like Nathan's face in this one - 'My wife is a weirdo'.

Yes - we are dorks but I am laughing just looking at these pictures! What a hilarious night!

We grabbed one of all the kids (minus Soybean) before the girl's left for school the next morning. 
Then, Sumer and I loaded up and took the kids to the Fort Worth cattle drive.

It was a fast but fabulous visit. We love you Vellingas! Thanks for spending part of your vacation with us!


Sumer said...

Thanks for a fantastic time. You are a great hostess escpecially with it being last minute. Thanks for posting the picturesI started laughing all over again. We love you guys! Hope to see you soon.

Natalie said...

you luckies! How fun!