I had a refreshingly silly weekend with my family! Grandma, Mom, my two Aunts, cousin Kandi and I left our families, and met at a local hotel for two nights, to kick back and have some girl time.
Our craft project this year involved decorating coolies. You know, those things you stick pop cans in to keep them cold. Mine is the red one with the mushrooms. It’s a masterpiece, I know.
Friday night we ordered pizza and had our time of emotional cleansing. We visited for several hours while watching Aunt Marilyn admire her new boots. I’ve never seen someone wiggle their feet that much. The funniest part was watching Kandi re-enact what Aunt Marilyn looked like while boot shopping! Have fun trying them out on the dance floor, Punky!!!
Some little girls asked us to play with them in the pool Friday. We learned the game Marco Polo. I need to play childish games more often. The hot tub felt really good, too.
Saturday after breakfast, we went and shopped at the City Market. There was a cool coffeehouse there. Yummy! One of the ladies behind the counter took this blurry picture for us.
Coffee was a highlight for Kandi and I. We snuck off upstairs to visit.
While we were gone, James had yellow roses sent to our room for us. He scored big points with the fam with that one. The note said, “Not just family, but friends.”. How true… They were beautiful on the coffee table where we sat and visited. Thanks hon, you’re the best!
This year we had visitors! Mary and Tori stopped by for a spell!
Sunday we did some more shopping before it was time to go home.
Now I have to wait a whole year to do it all over again. I am already looking forward to it. The best part, I think, is having the freedom to act as dorky as I want to! Now that is fun! I am proud to be a part of such a fun family.
Aaaaawwwwwww…….Oh, and the baby is cute, too!!!
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” Richard Bach