Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Blue Collar Labor Day Weekend with "Classy" People!

The best way to start a Labor Day weekend is with a Nebraska Cornhusker Football game! My brother in law Oudious took my 17 yr. old son Zach and their son Malcolm, 10. Oudious played for Nebraska in the 70's. Malcolm is wearing the actual jersey that Oudious wore in the day. Don't they look thrilled!? I asked O about the shirt color and he said something about, "I HAD to wear red, now, this is what I'm wearing". Sheesh. Be a sport.

They had a great time! Apparently with Oudious' former player status and the U's desire to suck up to alumni, they had PRIMO seats! Below is Malcolm wearing his new Husker gear that they got at the game. Oh yeah, Malcolm is pretending to pick his nose, typical 10 yr. old boy! By the way, Oudious is 6'2" and Zach is 6'....Malcolm is only 10 and look how tall he is!

There were many redneck aspects to our weekend. First of all, we camped in our own back yard. My sister (Oudious' wife) and their kids slept in the tent on the left. O slept in his "perfectly good bed" at their home. So, guess our "classy" college professor bro in law still had his standards. Our tent was the one on the right.
Nate kept our firepit going. We spent many hours around it.

We grilled out for every meal. There was lots of play with the dogs....as usual.

Zoe slept in our tent...of course...

My sister's family dog whined til he could come in too. His Name is Bo and he's a beagle/basset mix.

My poor husband, squinting at the really bright red eye reduction light.
Oudious came later on Sunday night, eating his hamburger with an audience.
Isn't that a pretty picture....warmed by the fire? Wait until you see the next post regarding the MOST redneck thing that we did.


  1. Looks like a fun relaxing time.
    Have a great week. TTFN ~Marydon

  2. I'm not a big football fan, but I remember that name! I think I just dated myself. It looks fun, but I would have been in my own bed too. I'm all for camping food...just not camping sleep.

  3. The Big "O" doesn't look all that HAPPY to be going to a Cornhusker game!

    Looks like a fun weekend.

  4. I dont understand your version of football at all, sorry, but it looks like you had a good time. Camping in your own back yard looks fun. I tried that once but ended up back in my own bed by midnight!

  5. It looks like fun. And you must not have many biting insects this time of year.

  6. Cindy....
    I understand College Football Fever, but a Corn Ear Hat?
    C'Mon Girl...
    Did you guys pee in your back yard too?
    Camping is camping...hehehehe

  7. only the boys pee in the back yard.

  8. This looked like so much fun! Brought back a lot of memories! :)


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