May was one of those months that had so many events in it, I decided the only way to get through it was to do only what was necessary. Take one week at a time, and prepare for the event that was going on during that week. I barely had time to breathe, let alone blog.
I blogged Mom's 80th birthday celebration, which was the beginning of the month, and I blogged the end of the month, with the passing of my Mother in Law. But there was a whole lotta in between stuff that happened. Sometimes when I would wake up in the middle of the night, I would get out my phone and read some of your blogs. Today, I had some time....and I decided to blog, but I didn't know where to start. I had a couple of other posts ready, but didn't like them much.
So I got out my calendar and decided to start at the beginning of the month, and work my way through to the end. June is here....and it's going to get busy too, but hopefully, a lot happier.
Starting with Friday, May 1st, which happens to be" First Friday" in downtown Kokomo, and the last Friday ever that Beth's studio would be open. We spent a lot of time in her studio over the last year, and I went almost every "First Friday" and hung out there.
During May's first Friday, my friend Debbie and I went.
(this is Debbie at my house. She came over to learn how to make a flower, and sew a lining in a bag she made for her Granddaughter.)
We decided to go shopping for a little bit at this new store downtown called "The Jitterbug" and they sell fun, funky, vintage kind of houseware type stuff.
A very bittersweet evening, since we knew it would be the last time in Beth's studio, but fun times downtown.
The next day our family went to Ty's first Birthday party.
Ty is my Great Nephew.
He was a little fussy.
My sis in law and I decided to have a brewski.
Andrew (my nephew) and Duke (my brother/Andrew's Dad)
The birthday boy with is ma and pa. My niece and her husband.
A selfie with my sister and niece.
Mom with her Granddaughter and Great - Grandson!
Dylan, the birthday boy's sister! (my great niece)
It just happened to be the day of the Kentucky Derby so we had a little bit of betting going on.
And our family won! American Pharoah!!!
IF ONLY WE KNEW THEN WHAT WE KNOW NOW!
The Winner Circle!
(Cindy, Taylor, Theresa, Lorri, Tom - Taylor put her name down after I snapped the chart. Bets were only $1.00 and we had to split it, so I think we all got 6 or 7 dollars.)
Monday of that week some of us met at Red Lobster for my cousin Vickie's birthday,
which I already posted about. Just click on
Mom's 80th birthday celebration (two lines up) if you want to read about it!
And of course, the next day was Mother's Day.
But we had a lot of partying that week, especially the night before, so I just had Mom over for simple sandwiches, fruit, veggies, and dessert.
Strawberry shortcake! Tis the season.
The bag came from The Jitterbug store.
That ended that week, except I want to show you....I did take time to smell the lilacs!
No, we don't have money growing on trees. We gave Mom a money, lilac bouquet for her birthday!
a bridal shower, AND
a bachelorette party!
PS - Click here to see our finished breezeway!