Of course the "local Wray family" is not small a group -- 27 folks were here that night.
It was funny to see how the kids decided to eat in groups -- the big girls, the little girls, and the boys. (The 2 oldest teenagers were absent -- working and at a homecoming dance!)
Then it was dessert time...
To round off the night we had a big game of Capture the Flag -- with adults playing, too. Thankfully (and amazingly) no one ran into a tree or twisted an ankle, despite the many hazards we had out in the yard -- and the darkness!
We were grateful everyone made the trip to come spend the night with us! We had originally offered to make it a backyard campout and the kids were going to sleep in tents outside while the adults slept inside.... but various reasons got in the way, so we'll try again another time.