cast of characters

you will hear me refer to my family quite often, so if you aren't familiar with them, which actually you should be if your here, but anyway I will introduce you to them.. there is pete our fearless leader who sometimes (well always) says things that make me laugh till I cry.. jake.. who is 22.. he is a full time college student and full time employee at a local golf course living with his girl friend sam + 2 granddoggies.... then there is shell or as i like to call her shellbellpunkinpie.. my beautiful daughter who will be 17 . gawd help me.. ackk.. there are my parents bob and poppi (yeah we call my mom bob.. ha) my grandparents, grandmommy and pop (my grandparents recently poassed :( ) and my brother curtis and his wife janet and my nephew ollie.. he is quite possibly the most amazing kid ever unless of course you count his little sister amelia..we <3 these kids.. there are pete's parents, granny and papa and his 4 brothers and sisters.. barb who is married to gent + kids and grandkids.. pati who is married to jim + kids and wife ..jim who is thankfully not married anymore + kids, son in law and baby on the way (and he is also our neighbor) and paul who married my best friend from high school carey + kids and they live in pheonix.. is that everyone? ohh and tina and lo + kids (not family but as close as it gets) tina is an amazing cook and i steal recipes from her all the time (which you will soon see but i always give her credit).. and they are our friday night dinner buddies, lake comrades and sand dune/camping partners.. so i think that's it.. oops we can't forget junior my dog, monroe shell's dog and blue the fish...