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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Alchemy gets a View of the Orchard and Visits Packerland!

  I can’t even believe how busy Alchemy has been keeping us the last few days.  I have so many pictures and stories to tell you all.  108  When we got home from the Easter Egg Hunt Alchemy really wanted to get a better view of the orchard so the girls, Alchemy and I hiked up to the “lookout deck” we have on our land and took a peak at the view.  It’s a bit dreary since it’s still early spring in Wisconsin but apple blossom season will be here before you know it! 111Alchemy took a quick little break in one of our trees and was happy to see that the buds are looking good.    After our walk to take a look around the orchard it was time to pack up truck – we were on our way up to Packerland (aka Green Bay, WI).  My Grandma Landwehr turned 90 today so we went to stay with my parents the night before the party. 114 My parents gave Alchemy a good Wisconsin welcome – my mom with some wine…115 my dad, a sip of beer…116 I also shared my beer with Alchemy.  At this point he’s feeling pretty good.117   My parents were happy to spend some one on one time with our girls while Jared, Alchemy and I snuck out to the DePere theatre to see The Blind Side, enjoy popcorn and yup, you guessed it – more beer.  I was able to take a quick snapshot of Alchemy eyeing up the popcorn just before the movie started.  120 Cedi and Capri were in bed by the time we got back to my parents house so we decided it was time to show Alchemy how to play Dominoes.  121       128   Here she is, helping me give my Dad the evil eye – he’s quite the competitor and it was nice to have a friendly smile on my side.  131 My brother, Brian, showed up later that night and watched along while we finished up our game.  132       In the last round, it was anyone’s game and I made one wrong move in the end and lost by just a few points to my hubby, Jared.   I was happy to walk away from that table with second place and I think Alchemy had a good time.  139 We stopped to say Hi to my Grandma Van before heading to my other grandma’s birthday celebration.  Alchemy was so happy that she was able to meet so many of my family members.  140   And here is the birthday girl – my grams, Grace Landwher – 90 years old!  141It was wonderful that so many of her relatives were able to make it.  Alchemy was  a bit overwhelmed when she realized that there were seven women there that all looked alike.  Over 90 people showed up to celebrate this day with my grandma – a well deserved crowd considering she had 13 children (7 girls, 6 boys)!   (above is just a quick snap shot of one potion of the room of people that came)143     Alchemy patiently waited for her turn to hit the buffet.  The food was delicious, the company better, and the occasion joyous!148 We couldn’t have gone all the way up to Green Bay and not at least driven by the legendary Lambeau Field.  So we took a minor detour on our journey home showed Alchemy the home of the Green Bay Packers.149As you can see – she was in awe!

I have my girls tomorrow, but I still should be able to get Alchemy to help me create a few things.  We are all done with major trips/events for a few days and it’s time to have her help me get down to business.  I wonder how she’ll do with the sewing machine?  It looked like she was pretty good at basket making so I’m sure she’ll be fine… 


Heather Leavers said...

What a fun party! Alchemy must feel right at home in your orchard. Where she comes from, Kent UK, is known as the Garden of England and used to be full of apple orchards. Many of the orchards are gone now due to mass produced imports but apple blossom time is still wonderful here. I hope Alchemy is helpful tomorrow.

Jane Carlstrom said...

Oh my, a whirlwind of activity, so many lovely new acquaintences, so much fun. Wonderful times in Wisconsin.

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