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Friday, June 15, 2018

Jimmy Buffet Concert

 May 24, 2018 
I was ready to go see Jimmy Buffet in concert... 

 First stop was my sisters house.  And we were celebrating my birthday (and Chris' birthday) and look what my sister, who claims to not be crafty, made me!  A picture frame.  It is SO CUTE!

 Chris and I with our Happy Birthday sashes on.  You can't see them because of all of the tropical paraphernalia that needs to be worn to Jimmy Buffet concerts.
If you've never been to a Jimmy Buffet concert, you would be surprised at the amount of tailgating that goes on.  I took a few pics.

This was our little spread.  My sister, again, made all of this!
I offered to help but she said no she'd do it.
The others had to work, and drive the farthest, so they wouldn't have had time to do much except change and head my way!
So we only had a little bit of time to tailgate.

 But check out some of the creative tailgaters!  A bar made out of pallets.

 Games and music...
 and another bar.
 It was amazing.  Now....let me just say it was so stinkin' hot that day.  It was in the 90's and we had to wait in an unbelievable line while they scanned every single person and looked in their purses and had us shake our blankets (for sitting on) out.

We even had to take off our hats and leis and such....

So this guy holding up a surfboard made me so happy because he was blocking the sun from baking us!
 We had to take a few group photos because I need a good one for my new frame!  So, there's Chris, then Vickie (cousin) then me, then Vickie's daughter (Adult Ashley - second cousin - something like that) and sister Theresa.
 These people parasailed in to the concert!
 Jimmy was only a couple of inches tall but he had great stage back drops!
We were so glad when the sun set because it cooled us off.  Hey we weren't complaining though because it didn't rain!  And what a gorgeous sunset!
 Drinks were an absolute ridiculous amount of money.  Thanks Vickie and Ashley. They bought a big glass of wine that we split five ways and two big glasses of water that we split.  Smart thinkin!  I got ticked off because they wanted $7 for a bottle of water!
We all had a great time!  And LET ME JUST SAY it is NOT my birthday yet.   So don't wish me Happy Birthday YET!   If you remember I said I was celebrating all year.  I'll be 60 in just two short weeks!    And I'm celebrating!


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Summer Fun Pond Party

 I've decided I'm going to post randomly, pictures off of my phone, of stuff that I've been doing the last month or two.  It's been busy, but fun!

Like Memorial Day, Monday.
I had mentioned last year that I'd like to have pond parties, but we were still building and it just didn't happen.  This year, things are going to be different!  (the house is finished for the most part...check it out here)
And my sister decided it was going to happen!
So my Shug and I blew up all of these rafts and toys....

and drink holders...

 with an air compressor!!  (haha)
 Our pond is a good size, with a creek that runs through it, so it keeps the water moving.

 And the temps were in the high 90's so it was plenty HOT!

I didn't get any pics of the Bahama Mamas I made or the Orange Julius drinks for the kids. 
 When we were finished floating we all came in for hot dogs in sauce, chips, watermelon, and ice cream cones!

It was a fun day!

Public Service Announcement
A couple of weeks ago I had a biopsy taken off of my nose.  It looked like a small pimple, but it kept coming back.  Turns out it is basal cell carcinoma.
I've had it before.  But this time I have to go to Indy for surgery. 
People that know me, know I don't lay out in the sun and I wear sunscreen all the time.
(but I did in the 1970's)
It still can happen from previous sun tans/burns.

When is the last time you've been to a dermatologist and been checked?
I go every year.
This is me, no make-up, right after biopsy. 
Not fun and not pretty.

You might have noticed in the pics above we wore hats (except for one of us)
and we all wore sunscreen. 
Lots of it.  
Peeps, wear sunscreen. 
Skip the tans. 
They don't last.
They make your skin leathery and old. 
And it increases your risk of skin cancer. 
And if you have blue eyes, you are already at risk.
Just sayin....

How are you planning on having summer fun days?


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Family Pictures on Easter Celebration Day

Hi Everyone.
Yes I'm still here...for now.  We'll see how things go.
And since I had this post almost ready to go, I thought I'd go ahead and post it.

This is right before we were getting ready to celebrate Easter dinner.
We always say a prayer. 

Then after we ate, and hunted eggs,
I wanted everyone to take a picture.
I told them no dessert until I get one!
It was the first time this year that ALL
of our immediate family was together.
So, I asked my cousin Gloria to take pictures for me, and this is what was on my phone.


First of all, we don't stop talking long enough to smile

Second of all, kids need to stop making crazy faces.

 Third of all, we don't stop talking long enough to take a picture!

 Fourth of all, these are the pictures I'm going to frame.  
They are the real us.
And after the immediate family picture fail....
I wanted to get pics of the entire group. selfie stick kept falling down.

Ralph had the right idea!


***pond party tomorrow***