Sunday, August 10, 2014


We LOVE DeGooyer Day!  And this year was no different.
DeGooyer Day has been a tradition for 10 years now.  There are only two rules for celebrating DeGooyer Day:  1.  The day is entirely about being a DeGooyer and being part of our family. and 2.  We wear matching shirts.  The rest of the day is entirely up to our imaginations.  Over the years, some of the things we have enjoyed together on our holiday have been: sight seeing, hiking, going to the movies, bowling, miniature golfing, etc.
Since money was tight this year, we decided to do something different...  We had a Lord of the Rings movie-a-thon.  We watched all three extended versions, complete with lots of snacks and treats.
Scott designed our shirts, as usual.
This is the back of the shirt.
This is the front corner of the shirt.
Key Lime Pie made lembus bread (which is the bread of the elves.)  It was really yummy!  And we made it with honey from our own hive!
Kotten Kandy made orc brownies.  Don't let the name fool you.  Orcs are evil, but these are DELICIOUS and extremely rich.
We felt like the hobbits as we had breakfast, 2nd breakfast, elevensies, lunch, tea, etc. etc. etc.
The J.R.R. Tolkein story is truly a classic.  We all loved it and loved finding parallels between it and the gospel.  Everyone also enjoyed making fun of their mother/wife as she sobbed during most of the movie.  She cried when it was sad.  She cried when it was happy.  She cried when someone was heroic.


  1. I remember coming home from school one afternoon and hearing strange sounds coming from our basement. It was just my daughter crying for a movie. I love that girl!

  2. I love your tradition! Scott, the shirts are fabulous - like always =) Kiara and Katia, the food looked sinful but so yummy ;0) and Sister, tears - really!? Why am I not surprised :) ha ha ha Love you all!

  3. Happy (belated ) DeGooyer Day! Looks like it was most happy - if belated. :)
    Looking towards Sunday and Ed Week!!! Love ya, Mom/Mil