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

Family Reunion 2017

It's been 9 years since I went to Oregon to see my family.  Last time I went was when my mom died in 2009.  Since I was going to San Diego for a work conference, I decided I would go ahead and buy a ticket to Oregon and surprise my family. 

My brother in law Troy planned a family reunion and I just showed up and surprised them.  Everyone one of my siblings were there with exception to Johnny.  We had a great time, laughing, reminiscing.  It's crazy how bad I miss them. 
My sister and BFF Liz

My sister in law Chris

Liz, Jaimey, me, Linda and Ashley

My sister Linda

My nephew Jessy and his wife and son

My niece Sambo

My siblings in order of oldest to youngest starting left to right

Cousin Frankie and I

My niece's daughter Malia

My nephew Jake and his wife

Cousin Frankie and his wife

My sister Sue

Teaching them the correct way to eat an olive

My nephew Chris

My niece Jennifer

My brother's BFF growing up and now my good buddy Kevin

Cousin Frankie and I in San Diego

Me, my cousin Frankie in the white and his friend Chris

Patty, me and Becky