Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer Wrap Up: Part Two

It wouldn't be summer without the annual Sexy Six Sleepover.  This is a night in August when my five childhood friends and I get together.  To read more about our history click here. 

In short, we've been friends for over 30 years, named ourselves the Sexy Six, and get together a few times a year -- one of those times is our sleepover.  We take turns hosting and kick out the husbands and kids.

This year, it was my turn to host.  Bill graciously took the kids to his parents' house for the weekend and in turn, Bill's parents graciously took them all in.  Going to spend the weekend at Gran and Gramps' house isn't exactly a hardship for my kids.  See those happy faces?

The girls starting arriving late afternoon.  We hit the 5 o'clock mass...a must due to the "up all night" nature of our festivities.

So basically the night consists of the 6 of us sitting around a table, eating all the food we each contributed, some festive drinks, and lots of catching up.  There's laughter, there's tears, there's total awesomeness....because I love these girls.

We started fading around midnight but then someone had the brilliant idea to turn on '80's music.

Oh, yeah....

We've been doing this pose since 1985
We were fast asleep by 3am but then up again by 8:30.  More food and Mimosas!

It's always sad when it's time to say goodbye.  I'm already looking forward to next year.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Summer Wrap Up, Part One

This post is about Jenny.

My "little" sister in law who was in a serious car accident on July 7th.  I want to thank you all for your prayers for her.  She has made a miraculous recovery.

We had gotten the call that night around 10pm saying we needed to get to the hospital.  We heard the words, "Medivac" and "head injury."  It felt like something out of a movie to be quite honest.  Even though each day brought marked improvements, we thought Jenny and the family were going to have a long road ahead.  We were told it could take years for the old Jenny to come back, if at all.

Prayer requests went out all over the place.  Two great blessings....Large families and email.  Talk about a prayer chain!  We even have a friend who lit a candle at the Vatican.

You probably already know this, but prayer works.  We were lucky in this case that our prayer was God's plan.  I know it doesn't always work out that way.  But when it does, Hallelujah!

Jenny was back home in a little over a month, released from medical care....even outpatient rehab. Can you even believe it??  God is good.

So thank you, fellow blog readers & prayer warriors.  You are in my prayers as well.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wait, What?

I'm still here, even though it's been over a month since I last posted. Crazy, right?

I'm going to have to do a summer wrap up series to summarize all that's been happening over the last month or so.

I will also be working on our BVV.  ( that is, our Beach Vacation Video)  We just got back from Avalon, NJ today and it may have been one of the best vacation years yet!

But tonight, rather than working on all that, we will be kicking back with a movie, some egg rolls, and a Smirnoff Ice (or 2).  Last day of summer vacation, People.  School starts Monday.

Over and out.