Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Wild and Crazy Weekend!

I've missed my blogsites and I worry about what I haven't recorded in my blog/journal and that I will forget some important (to me) details.

Friday, in the early afternoon, my two brothers came over and we spent a good deal of time going through the picture albums that I have created for them and that they didn't even know about. When I take or receive through email or find in old albums, pictures of people, I try to file them in an album for each person in chronological order. If the picture has two or more people in it, I copy it with the names of each person at the beginning of the label. For example a picture that I took on August 7th at 6:23 p.m. with my brother Steve, me and my brother Andy in it would be labeled like so: Steve 20090807 1823 Nikon 2101 Steve Mary Andy. And there would be one for each of us with the prefix changing by first name.

But I digress. This weekend the reason my baby brother Andy was in town was because his only child, Andrew, got married. I only wish my sister would have been able to make it over for this picture. It's a rare day when we get a picture of the four of us together.

Saturday, my oldest daughter Lori and her family came to town, we went to the wedding, and the reception in the evening.

We stopped at the casino for an hour after the reception so that our son-in-law could parlay his $50 birthday gift into $200 (how awesome) and we all got to bed late.

Sunday we went to lunch at a local restaurant to celebrate our son-in-law's birthday and spend some time with the kids before they headed out of town.

After they left, Mr. Right and I packed up and headed to Michigan to have dinner with our second daughter at what she calls (and I tend to agree) the Best Mexican Restaurant in the world.

We actually got to eat in one of the "rooms of our own" at the top of the stairs.

We spent the night in Michigan, then headed to the lakeside campsite where our daughter and son-in-law were staying. It was too windy to go fishing early so we went to the county fair where I collected some action shots for Beth's You Capture this week.

Since the wind had quieted in the evening, we fished until after nine o'clock where everybody caught a fish except me (but I really caught them all with my Nikon D40X lol)

My daughter and son-in-law caught lots of fish but Mr. Right only caught one so I hate that I only got blurry pictures of his. I wasn't jealous. HONEST!!!

Anyway, Mr. Right and I headed for home at almost 9:30 p.m. It was a solid two hour drive and we finally got home (after picking up Taco Bell for dinner) at 11:30. Whew!

Today, I'm going to try to get back on track with posting, walking, and daily routines that I'm trying to establish for my retirement.

I LOVE my life!!!!


  1. There is nothing better than loving your life. I'm so glad you had a good weekend and got to see some of your kids. And oh my gosh are you organized with your pictures. I should take lessons from you.

  2. To Bacardi Mama: I wish I were so organized. The pictures I have organized are good but the tens of thousands that I haven't gotten to yet are not. I just figure I have the rest of my life......right?

  3. that shot of you and my uncles is so good, they were so friendly and nice this past weekend, I'm glad we were all able to get together for the wedding.

    The fishing pics are great! Tracy looks very pleased with himself and so does Dad! I think you are right, YOU caught the most fish with your nikon :)

  4. Oh my gosh, what an amazing few days. This post is AWESOME.


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