One of my favorite events of the summer has got to be the Darley Farms picnic! Maria's mom works for Darley and every year they host a picnic for all of their employees. It is over the top! Full of food, drinks, a rock wall, inflatables, music, etc... So much fun!
This year Mark (Maria's husband) had to work so he couldn't make it and of course Emily is in Colorado growing a baby so she was also absent. I got to be Maria's date for the evening :)
These two lovely people are Maria's parents, Laurette and Doug. I adore them! I mentioned it a few weeks ago in another post, but Doug recently has a nasty battle with pneumonia and we are so thankful that he is feeling back to normal! He was even recently released to go back to work. Such an answered prayer! They are both so special to me and I am so blessed to have them in my life.
The ever lovely Maria and me enjoying dinner. I think this is probably the only picture that you can see the beautiful lake that the picnic is next to. It is on a beautiful horse farm in Versailles.
This was the view from our seats. We arrived a little late, so by the time we sat down to dinner (and I took this picture) the majority of the people were done eating and up doing all of the activities. That explains all of those vacant seats.
It is no secret that our friend Emily (the one growing a baby in Colorado) LOVES snow cones. I mean, the girl really really loves a grape snow cone. In fact, at the Darley picnic a few summers ago, I lost track of how many she ate. It was so funny. She even thought about having a snow cone machine at her wedding! So these next two pictures are in honor of Emily, who we both miss so stinking bad!
Maria getting the snow cone!
Doug enjoying his snow cone. He really got into it! ;)
The "family" all together.
This is a great time to also mention something else...Maria's brother, Daniel, is getting ready to go on a mission trip for 11 months all around the world. He leaves for his trip on Saturday. We are all going to miss him so much, but I know God is going to do incredible things through this year. I can't wait to hear the stories! If you would like to read more about his trip and get updates throughout the next year, be sure to check out his blog here.
*On a completely vain and random note: yes, I am wearing the same dress I had on at the fathers day dinner. Ha! I guess thats a bloggy faux pas. I just didn't even think about it. So pardon the repetition. You can now go back to your regularly scheduled blogging.