The Oyster Open is an annual golf tournament that Hal White created many years ago. This tournament was established to create a scholarship fund to award a deserving individual to pursue a culinary degree while working up at the restaurant. This tournament and it's purpose was very near & dear to Hal White's heart. While my Dad has played every year but one, I had never been a part of it. This year, I was so excited to be able to help in any way that I could. I know that Hal's absence was sincerely felt by everyone there, but his spirit certainly lives on through the stories, laughter and memories.
Brandi, Malcolm and my Mom at the sign in table
Bernard and Tom taking a break and cooling off
We love us some Anne Friday!
Relaxing before the game begins!
This year's hat
Bernard hard at work shucking oysters
Theresa & Rivers coloring some fairies
Brad & my Dad- Brad and Teresa (AKA Team Madras) actually won 3rd place!
Always handy to have bartenders around...
The rules are- there are no rules!
On another note, Hutch is now in a booster seat! He LOVES it- I would assume he would as it looks much more comfortable than the car seat he was in previously. He was so excited for this change, and it was certainly bittersweet as it was just another reminder of how quickly he is growing. Also, did you notice my new ride? The 'ole Saturn was having some probs, so we got them fixed, and sold her the next weekend. We got a "new to me" Tahoe & I kinda love it. As in, I had no idea how comfortable an SUV could be. Can't wait to take her on a roadtrip!
I can't close this post without saying our hearts are broken over the damage and aftermath of the tornado that struck Moore, OK. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected. God bless teachers, first responders, volunteers, and the kindness of all those who left their remaining shambles of a home to help search for people in need of help. I am always amazed at the outpouring of love during the toughest of times.
Happy Friday Eve, people!!!