The Rice family has a reunion every year on the 4th. This year we celebrated on the 2nd though. It might have been my favorite reunion yet. Mimi and Papa are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this year so the reunion was a little bigger deal than usual. We had a private camp area and it was all Rices all the time. anyway, I actually took my camera to take pictures ... but the battery died so I only have a couple.
One of the traditional pastimes is for all of Mimi and Papa's kids to sing to them. (Okay, not all ... just those that want to). I did get a picture of that.
Isn't he cute in his little swimming suit and farmer's tan?
I really should have taken a picture of my cousin, Trish, and I ... Oh well. But ... we went to an Alison Krauss and Union Station concert on Friday night. It was REALLY awesome. I'm really glad I got to go with Trish and have a bit of a girls evening. It was really refreshing to me. It was at the Idaho Botanical Garden. You bring picnic blankets and low chairs, a picnic dinner and enjoy the show. The back of the venue is the old penitentiary wall. My fav venue thus far in my life. I highly recommend it. Plus, it was just chill, awesome music. I loved it. I wanted to brag a little. Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski and band are awesome.
Also, my best friend from Moscow sent me a birthday card a couple days before the show that contained money to buy a T-shirt at the concert. It was probably the most heart-felt and heart-received birthday cash ever. So, here are crappy pictures to show off my new shirt. Thanks Jillaine! I purposely did a side shot so everyone can see that my belly has already begun to 'pop'. (15 weeks and counting)