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20th Annual Father's Day Croquet

Another Father's Day . . . Another Croquet Tournament!

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By my calculations, this was our 20th Annual Father's Day Croquet Game!  (Brian was 3 the first time we played . . . and he is now 23.)  We very much missed Erin and Keith this year, but we were oh-so-happy to introduce Lauren to her first (ever) croquet experience!

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And . . . let me tell you . . . she caught on like a champ!

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And it looked like she might even BE this year's champion . . . until Brian took her out in the end!  (Look at him trying to justify his actions. . . )

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This year's tourney featured all the usual antics . . . 

Strategy.

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Determination.

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Concentration.

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Trash talk.

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And (maybe) a little finesse.

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 As always, the officials were ever vigilant!

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But.  In the end, there can only be one winner.  (And who cares if he has to knock out his fiancé OR his good old Poppy to do it. . . )

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Congratulations . . . Brian!

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Bonny

Brian carries off his innocent, irreproachable look so well in the first photo with Lauren before he takes out his Poppy and fiancé!

margene

Brian will do whatever it takes to make it happen! In fact, you're all a little ruthless when it comes to crochet!

Patty

What a blast, and Lauren I know it's all you next year!

Carole

I've been looking forward to this post all week! Glad you had such a beautiful day for your croquet tournament!

Jo

What's finesse got to do with it...do with it? What a fun way to spend Father's Day.

Mary

Looks like a lot of fun! and the grass looks amazing. rain and not so hot is the perfect combination, I guess. (tell Lauren I'm rooting for her for next year ;-)

Vicki

So much fun -- looks like it was a beautiful day all around! ;)

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