The Driedgers got together for two meals during our Arizona reunion once at our condo here in Gold Canyon and once at Paul and Shirley’s condo in Scottsdale. The party at our house was on the day it snowed and as you can see in this photo it was chilly and people had donned the Arizona sweatshirts they were forced to buy here because of the unseasonably cold February temperatures. Isabella and her Mom Stephanie braved the cold to go on a photography walk in the neighborhood with Hannah and me. The three sisters-in-law worked in the kitchen to get supper ready. Uncle Dave manned the barbecue. “Hands up” if you want a chili dog. Aunt Linda’s homemade salsa is delicious!Dave played a little online scrabble with Bill in Leamington. Since Bill was the only Driedger brother absent Dave wanted him to feel a part of the action too. Grace is checking out Isabella’s fashionable western wear purchased on an Arizona shopping trip. We celebrated John’s birthday. He sang along and directed the Driedger choir’s rendition of Happy Birthday, while his daughter Hannah served the cake and his daughter Grace took photos. There is no need to guess which Driedger brother won and which one lost this round of euchre. Chloe let us know when the party was over and it was time for bed.As you can see from this photo the weather was considerably different for our second Driedger party in Scottsdale. Isabella is singing along to the Abba tunes playing on her grandma’s I-pad speaker by the pool. Check out Uncle John’s colorful bathing attire. Shirley and Dave were having a discussion about movies and novels in the hot tub. Shirley had made delicious guacamole and salsa dips but Chloe preferred her tortilla chips plain.Mike was the chef for this meal and he made fabulous appetizers- melon stuffed with herbed goat cheese, wrapped in prosciutto and grilled on cedar planks. The main course was different kinds of burgers with barbecued brussel sprouts which were absolutely heavenly. I had one of the vegetarian burgers Mike’s wife Stephanie had made and it was great! For dessert there was barbecued pineapple brushed with a sweet glaze and served with ice-cream. Not sure what Stephanie and Hannah are so outraged about but it must be something one of their uncles said. Euchre seemed to be the ‘game of the hour’ for this reunion week. Here cousins Mike and Hannah play with the uncles while listening to one of their cousin Bucky’s popular songs and donning shades for an added ‘coolness’ factor. Not that the Driedgers need any additional ‘coolness’. They are a pretty awesome family already.
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