Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Party with Marti

I  have been having the best weekend ever!

Saturday we went tubing.

It was  a great group,,,Michele, her husband Scotty, Mariah, Tom , Caitlin, my niece Holley ,the little 8 year old I babysit , Victoria and I.

Let me digress a moment here....I earned these good times.

When Michelle and Mariah were teens a decade ago, I was the one who drove the Drunkmobile down country roads, looking for and collecting inebriated teens as I went.

Mariah was a wild one, but she always knew when it was time to call her mama.

She asked me once why I was never mad.

I said, "well, when the phone rings,

 at first I think it is the morgue,

then the hospital ,

then the police

by the time I get to it's just you needing a ride home,

I'm good with that"

Of course, the next morning when they were lying in bed I would vaccum under them to get my little revenge.

Yeah, it's funny now....

My eldest daughter and her renegade friend are my best buddies these days.

Her husband and her baby boy are part of our family ,too.

The circle keeps growing.

Anyway,the trip down the river was great, the water and the beer were ice cold

the sun and the smiles were warm

the trees almost met over our heads

the world was so green you could taste it.

I'm so glad I get to see a place this beautiful

with people I love.

Sunday we were pretty much comatose.

The river was low due to lack of rain, so we wound up dragging our tubes through the water a good bit.

Even the superhuman Caitlin didnt' move from the couch all day.

But Monday it was time for the beach.

We loaded up and headed across the bridge to Dauphin Island.

It's a family tradition that when we get to the top we stick our heads out of the window and scream.

Victoria said, "I love our family"

The circle grows again.

They recently passed an ordinance against drinking on the beach.

I have been drinking on that beach for 35 years.

I just found it humerous when a little red cheeked boy whose slow cousin Bubba I taught 15 years aog tells me I cant.

Maybe it's the short pants they wear.

I didnt get arrested.

Mariah said, "you're gonna have to put it in a cup like the teenagers do, Mama."

And another turn of the circle.


b4i8clover said...

Isn't it funny, Marti? The older we get, the more we find to enjoy.
Never stop.
Bonnie & Walt

karebear4x4 said...

if i ever have children to raise i'm takin all my tips from you:-)   happy 4th Marti!~kbear

cyndygee said...

. . .  and isn't THAT called "a LITTLE HAIR OF THE DOG?"  LOL!
Cyn  http://journals.aol.com/cyndygee/TheRealWorldofcyndygee

lifes2odd said...

I just love your family. You guys are the best! Wish you were my neighbor, we would have so much fun! I'll even bring the plastic cups when we hit the beach!
Martha :-)

lurkynat said...

awwww wahta cute whimsicl tale! thanks MArti!
so I take it you are well!great!
love you,nat

am4039 said...

so happy you have having the best weekend, you deserve it. Kids, lol

princesssaurora said...

Ohhh I love tubing!   Your family sounds fabulous!!!  Just like YOU!!!!

Thank you, Marti, for being so wonderful!

be well,

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princesssaurora said...

Marti... you haven't updated in a while... c'mon now...

be well,

lifes2odd said...

Hey!! Don't you think it's about time for an update overe here? I miss readign about your adventures!
Martha :-)

princesssaurora said...

<<knock knock >> Missing you and your posts....

be well,

demandnlilchit said...

Come out! Come out! Where ever you are!!!!! lol lol lol Missing you!

lifes2odd said...

Hey!!! You promised you were coming back soon! I'm still impatiently awaiting your return! Hurry up, I miss hearing about your fun times!
Martha :-)

lifes2odd said...

Still waiting for your grand return! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Martha :-)