Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Tuesday, July 12 - Marsha had her 5th Annual Wine Tasting Party Saturday, July 2. It was another smashing success. Carrie was in town from Houston for the 4th of July weekend. We sure enjoyed having her here for the wine party. We had many returning judges from previous years.

We started with a few games to work up a thirst and an appetite. We enjoyed several hours of cornhole, bocce ball, and the annual running race while the judges arrived. This year we divided into two groups…those 50 and under and the geriatric group. The younger group ran around the entire house… Jake was the big winner. The geriatric group ran in a straight line about 60 feet…lol Marsha’s brother, Rod, won, but Marsha wants everyone to know she came in second. What a speed demon.

The young ones getting ready for the race.running race

Marsha’s hair is flying, she is going to fast.
running race

Paul was a far third.
running race

Of course, what's a party without food. Everyone enjoyed tons of food prepared by Marsha, Kelly, and Carrie. Many of the tasters brought their favorite dishes to add to a overflowing food table. No one was going home hungry!

food table

Once everyone was fed, it was time to get down to business. Dave, our son-in-law, again filled the role of wine guy announcer, sommelier,  and did a spectacular job.



We had 5 white wines and 6 red wines to judge. We chose the winner of the “white division” and one for the “red division.” We then had a final taste off. The 2014 Nouveau, a red, by August Hill Winery won the show. We notice many of the tasters are beginning to prefer the dryer wines. Does this mean their pallets are becoming more refined?

August Hill Winery

After the tasting, we enjoyed many more hours of visiting with friends and playing games. It was another great party, Marsha!  Now to begin searching for the next winner during our winter RV travels.

While Carrie was in town, and the weather was super, we took some new family photos. The last time we had a professional. This time we thought we would take our own photos. Nearly all the photos came out great. These are our favorites. What do you think?

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family photos

Regular readers of our blog may remember that Paul had knee surgery in Houston this past February. Well the surgery did not solve the knee problem. Paul consulted the doctor that replaced his hip once we arrived in Canton, Dr. Lykins reported that Paul’s knee is one of the worst he has ever seen. So, Tuesday, July 19, Paul will have total knee replacement. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day.


  1. What timing! As we were driving home today from the Badlands, I was thinking about our travel plans which include trying to see you two. And I was going to write because I remembered Paul was having surgery in the middle of the month and wanted to wish him well. Lo and behold there was a blog with the date.

    Oh, boy, I love all the photos but I think #2 is my favorite:) What an adorable family:)

    Another very successful wine tasting:) I know everyone had a wonderful time with you as the host:)

  2. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

    I'm kind of surprised the orthopedic surgeon did that last surgery on Paul's knee given that he really needed a replacement. I wonder what your insurance company will have to say about that. I sure hope they don't give you any hassles.

    You guys throw great parties. Why don't I remember playing any of those games at the SKP Class gatherings? :)

  3. The Weavers definitely throw great parties and know how to get great family pictures! A professional photographer has nothing on you. Sure bet it was nice to have all the family together again...it's been a while. Praying all goes well for you next Tuesday, Paul.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful party, Good food, good wine, good friends and family, dpoes not get much better.
    Good luck with Paul's surgery.

  5. Marsha is the party queen. Hope the surgery goes well.

  6. Love the family pictures.

    Maybe you can host the wine party we are thinking of doing at the reunion.

  7. Glad to see your Annual Wine Tasting went off smoothly and your family photos all turned our great.
    The scoping they did to Paul's knee was not meant to be a fix to all his problems. In some cases it can surprisingly help avoid the inevitable for quite a few years but if he is still suffering the discomfort he should have it tended to. (Some doctors do push surgery even when it is not necessary. We'll be keeping you in our prayers hoping for a speedy recovery.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  8. Prayers and Thoughts for Paul's Knee replacement! Were in Show Low getting much needed rest each day gets better! Beat of Luck Paul!Check my Face Book.

  9. Can't believe that it has been a year since the last one.

  10. What a great time you guys have with your annual wine tasting party, it looks like you had a blast. I love that picture with Marsha running and her hair flying in the air.

    Those are some wonderful family shots, way better than any professional ones, in my opinion. You all look so relaxed and just enjoying the moment.

    So sorry to hear that Paul has to go back for surgery again. We will be thinking of him. Hope it all goes well and that he has a speedy recovery.


  11. Your wine party always looks like fun!
    I like all of your family photos.
    Hope Paul's surgery goes well.

  12. Looks like a great party. You have a beautiful family. Hope Paul's surgery works out well.

  13. Sounds like a magnificent gathering, Good nourishment, great wine, great loved ones..
    Good fortunes with Paul's surgery...


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