Friday, August 28, 2009

More Hemmerfest

Okay so since I have a day of vacation and it’s raining outside let’s load up some more Hemmerfest pictures for you to see.

I think this is where we left off….. Hummmm I’m not sure why this happened but I got the pictures.  From left to right is Michelle, Shawna, Grandma Hemmer, and David. 


Here is poor Grandma getting her hair done by the others…. don’t tell anyone but Shawna is a licensed hairstylist!!





There now she looks Purdy!!  Anyone want a appointment with Shawna?

Ohhhh one tidbit of information so it doesn’t look like all the kids’s fault….. Grandma had a very large Old Fashion and then everytime I got near her she would drink out of my glass….. not a sip either like gulping half my glass.  She loves Paul’s Old Fashions!!

The little kids were feeling left out, they wanted to know why wrapping yourself in toilet paper was so fun.   : )


Megan is showing Grandma her lovely pictures…. Shawna looks like she may be in trouble…… hint – look in Grandma’s hand

Here is what Grandma thinks of all of us picking on her…  I think she belongs on the front of a Hallmark Card!!


All kidding aside they really are the reason we have Hemmerfest for a number of reasons

1) They had 5 wonderful sons who married awesome girls who had beautiful children who now are marrying great people and together they are having beautiful children….. Circle of Life

2) They gave this land to their sons when they sold the farm and it has been the family gathering place for everyone.

3)  They taught their sons to enjoy the outdoors and ride around the woods…. summer or cold winter it’s always good weather for a picnic.


Monday, August 17, 2009


During our Hemmerfest weekend we took hayrides around the block.  We borrowed the hayrack from Bill and Gayle and Bill made sure he put the slow moving vehicle sign on the back of the rack…. ahhh oooopps I think I covered that up with the Hemmerfest 09 sign.


On our hayride we stopped at the old Hemmer farm and had the sons that were on the ride stand in front of the house for a picture.  It’s sad to see the house but it still holds lots of memories for them.


I can take you for a ride on my big green tractor,
We can go slow or make it go faster,
Down through the woods and out to the pasture,
Long as I'm with you it really don't matter,
climb up in my lap and drive if you want to,
Girl you know you got me to hold on to,
We can go to town but baby if you'd rather,
I'll take you for a ride on my big green tractor.


Next ride was for the kids so all grandchildren and great grandchildren stand on the steps and stop acting goofy…. yeah right.  Gilbert and Fran sold the farm when I was 8 months pregnant with Adam.  Adam is the last grandchild of 12 and now there are 9 great grandchildren.


Josh, Jake and Jett


Mallory and Lynn enjoying their ride


Here is Garrett finally smiling, he was cutting all 4 teeth on the top this weekend and ohhhh was he crabby.  Poor baby


We went back to the farm one more time to get a picture of all the grandchildren that were at Hemmerfest.  These kids were so darn funny and having such a good time together.  I never laughed so hard for so long, they all have different memories of the house Grandma and Grandpa lived in, well expect for Adam he doesn’t remember a thing!! 

They are from the top left Adam, David, Jody, Shawna, Shannon, Megan, Sarah and Lynn. 


Here’s the girls without those dumb boys…. Poor Adam and David were out numbered.   Don’t you just love those Hemmerfest shirts?


yeap we had no fun on this trip to the farm.


And here was Grandpa and Grandma’s ride from Adam.  They got to ride around the woods.  They love to be able to get out and see what is happening, right now it’s lots of mud so Grandma screamed at Adam most of the trip…. did he slow down or go around the mud….. I’m thinking not, he loves to mess with his Grandma.


This is enough for tonight but I have plenty more.