(We have a brand, new croquet set this year -- a gift from Keith's parents. Our games were much improved with this new, deluxe equipment.)
As usual, we all enjoyed an afternoon of strategy . . .
trash talk . . .
concentration . . .
amazing shots . . .
dog-dodging . . .
and visits from the "croquet fairy" (Mulligan, anyone???).
In the end, this year
we had a tie!
(Mostly because we were all really hungry and ready for dinner. Erin and I were the last ones still in the game - and both poison - so we decided to call it a tie.)
Speaking of Erin . . . it's great to have her home for a few days . . .
and especially on her birthday! (This year, it fell on Father's Day.)
Happy birthday, Miss Erin! So nice that you could win the Croquet Tournament on your special day!