Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Simple fun turns bad

When I took these photos, I didn't think the blog entry associated with them would be anything but good fun and happy thoughts.  Logan and I have had our Florida trip scheduled for at least 6 months and had a house in Cape Coral.  I decided that since we were going to Florida we needed to go see Mr. Paul and his mom Mickey.  We drove to Mickey's Friday and hung out, went to Ron Johns, went to dinner and then Saturday we went to the beach before Logan and I headed back home. 

Mr. Paul and Logan were body surfing and Mr. Paul collided with a young boy.  We didn't think much about it, we finished our day at the beach and then went back to Mickey's to shower and pack.  Mr. Paul was complaining of a severe headache and his neck hurt he said it must have been from the collision. 

Sunday Mr. Paul called me and he said he had slept 18 hours, his neck hurt and his head still hurt.  Monday he called me at work crying saying he had a brain bleed and they were flying him to the hospital.  I was in full blown panic, I tried to call everyone I knew in Florida.  Eventually we reached the right people and everyone there headed to the hospital.

Mr. Paul ended up having surgery but is recovering so far with no complications.  Thank God he has Mickey to care for him and ensure he is provided for.  Please continue to pray for him. Like I have always said there is nothing in the world more important than family.

Only Logan climbs a tree while mini golfing

Getting ready to fly back home

Logan is always a kidder, wonder where he gets it??

Hey what is Mr. Paul looking at????

Father and son

Hey ya'll we are mini golfing

Mr. Paul, Logan and I
Mom you are so stupid

Duck lips and OMG MOM

Grinning from ear to ear

Ok lets do one serious one

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Father son bonding time

I forgot to post these pictures from Mr. Paul's trip to Maryland a few weeks ago.  I bought these great seats to the National's game for them to go and have some father/son bonding time.  Although the National's lost, it was a win for my family.  Logan was very happy to spend time with Mr. Paul and I was very glad that they got to spend some time together, it's been hard on Logan not being around his dad.  #familyisfamilyevenwhendivorced.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Florida vacation

Logan and my Florida vacation has finally arrived.  We landed early Saturday morning, and drove our rental car directly to Merritt Island to visit with Mr. Paul and his mom.  It's been way to long since we've seen Mickey.  She was so happy to see us, we spent several hours with her and then Mr. Paul, Logan and I went to lunch. 

Logan and I headed to Cape Corral our final destination.  We have a beautiful house here with a pool for a week and lord did we ever need this relaxation.  There is a margarita machine that I well I use it several times a day and have really had a great time so far.  We went to Fort Meyers Beach yesterday and today I think a little site seeing.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hank Williams Jr Concert

Ed, Misty, Colton, Jedi and I all went to the Hank Williams Jr Concert on Saturday June 17, 2017.  What can I say but as usual it was amazing.
Selfie failure

The gang

I don't know................

Give me some Hank

Ed and Colton


My girl Misty

Gross whose hat is that???

Who knows what I was doing and I don't know any of those people

Being silly in the car

Hedwig and the angry inch

Friday I attended went to the theater to see the musical play Hedwig and the Angry Inch.  It was interesting to say the least.  My date said to dress nice so I did, it was totally out of my comfort zone, but I have always wanted to go to the theater and since he invited me and had box seats, I couldn't say no.  He took me to dinner first at Osteria Morini which was very nice and right near my job on the water of DC.  Outside was the DC Jazzfest so there was music and people and overall just a great evening. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


I have always known I had some amazing friends. I left Oregon when I was 19 years old but I have kept in contact with so many people from there.  Facebook has made it even easier to keep in contact with so many people from far places.  Once the surprise family reunion was over, I started reaching out to many of my high school friends.  The evening before I left for Maryland a few of us went out for drinks.  It was so wonderful to see everyone, I can't wait till my next trip. 
Dave and I being silly just like when we were 16

My ride

I'm not scared....why should I be in a 4 passenger airplane????

Ben Carlson and I - haven't seen him in 30 years

Me, Tanya Morris, Nancy Crawford and Jamie Peterman

Me, Todd Powell, Jamie Peterman, Ben Carlson

Nancy my BFF since 1st grade

Tanya and I one morning for breakfast

Tanya, me and Nancy

Nancy, Brenda Williams, Jeff Wells, me, Sherry Wells

The gang

Men and Brenda

Jamie Peterman, me and Karri Zimmerman

Me and Nancy now in the same spot as the below picture when we were 16

No caption required

Julie and I - One of my oldest and dearest friends.  Love her

Nancy and I being friends

Dave and I

Nancy and her kids

Hey I love the girl(s)


Nancy and I when we were 16

Layne Good and I - love this guy

This picture makes my heart happy

30 years later

Tanya and I

My helicopter ride

Hi there people, this is cool

Do I look official???
Nancy and her kids and I