Sunday: church & the annual family potluck

Sunday: church & the annual family potluck Cass Lake, MN

Cass Lake, MN

Sunday, 7/6/08 Sunday we headed off to church with the whole gang. We went back to the Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji that we tried by ourselves last year. Everyone seemed to enjoy the service and coffee afterwards. We didn't mind the later 11:00 start time. Our big family picnic started around 2:00 here at Birch Villa. Everyone from Horseshoe came over and joined us, and we had our traditional pork chop fry with Aunt Sone's parsley bread, my potato casserole, and lots of other delicious side dishes. This year we had 28 people! In looking at last year's blog and photos though, it's apparent that one important person is missing--Aunt Hank. We notice her absense this year, and hope she is getting along okay at home in Oak Grove.

After the picnic everyone just relaxed, went swimming, tubing or skiing (behind Bill's or Uncle Roy's boats), and just enjoyed a beautiful, sunny, Sunday afternoon. Some headed out early for some fishing. We enjoyed a late night movie night with the Terpstra family in our cabin as we watched "The Emporer's New Groove." Overall, it was a great, relaxing day!