Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Adventures at the Casino

My sister in law Emmie is a force of nature to be reckoned with.
This is Tom's older sister who carried him around so much when he was a baby, he never walked until he was almost 2.
She is fighting breast cancer
she is unable  to work at the moment'

she got a free room at the casino where she was employed before she got sick..
Did she hide away to have time alone with her husband?
Did she sell it for much needed cash?
Oh no
In true Porch fashion, she invited  her grandchildren, her nieces and me to go have a party.

This is Emmy and her grandchildren and my great-nieces Sydney and Maddie in the window of our hotel room.
Our family has a long tradition of indulging our children.
We enjoyed the pool

And the view

We ate at this amazing buffet

This is my dear Maddie, who is 11

We saw the movie 1408, which scared me so bad it gave me a crick in my neck.
Then we met some boys who were staying in 1408, so we had to have photographic evidence.

Caitlin says she looks like the first girl who gets killed in the horror movie!
we loitered in the hallways...

Dear Emmie, who knows that if you don't know what else to do, throw a party!


am4039 said...

love all the pictures, your sister in law sounds like a fighter and a fun person. Good for her for having fun.

ktkamanski said...

If nothing else Have fun! My prayer will go up for Sis-in-law Emmie! Take care of you and yours and hope your tomorrow brings with it some smiles!

plieck30 said...

That was so nice of Emmie to invite all of you for a party instead of having a pity party alone. I wish Emmie well. Paula

princesssaurora said...

God bless you, Emmie... I can see He already has... but I will pray for more blessings, healings and for you to be well.

Thank you, Marti for sharing your wonderful trip!

be well,

lsfp1960 said...

What a nice memory for all of you.  It looks like everyone had a good time.   Linda in Washington state

inafrnz247 said...

What a wonderful time you all had!  Thank you for sharing the pics and your memories!

Just thinking about horror flicks gives me the willies...  lol


ukgal36 said...

i wanna be your friend!! guys sure know how to have fun!!!!..and that is what life is all about..nothing wrong with indulging the children..what awesome memories....

bhbner2him said...

Now there's a woman who knows how to make beautiful memories!!!  -  Barbara

nay0114 said...

I think this is the first time I've visited your journal not sure I'm new here.
Just wanted to say I love this entry reminds me of my family when all else fails just party.
Looks like lots of fun and I enjoyed the pictures.
Love the 1408... I wanted to go see that movie that's funny you all went to see who was in there.
Take care, Chrissie

deshelestraci said...

Great entry!  She sounds like a sweet woman.

madmanadhd said...

I'm sorry to hear about Emmie and her health challenges... sounds like she is not letting it get her down! Looks like you all had a blast and created some lasting memories. Thanks for stopping by my journal, love your comments. Hope you and emmie and the family have many more years hanging out on the Back Porch of Life!!


acoward15 said...

You make me want to take a holiday so badly.

gazker said...

Looks like you had a great time there. Where was the hotel? It looks great.
Gaz xxx

kamdghwmw said...

I would like to meet her. She sounds like a lot of fun! I will have to remember to throw a party the next time I am at my wits end.

lifes2odd said...

Looks like you guys had a great time as always!
My thoughts, hugs and prayers for SIL Emmy.

bgilmore725 said...

I love your family get togethers. No matter where you go, you all have such a good time! bea

jmorancoyle said...

    Between the beach and the partying, I'm almost willing to move to your neck of the woods.

lindaggeorge said...

Looks like a great time. I hope things go well for Emmie.

Linda. x.

labdancer51 said...

What a lovely looking family you have. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

mumma4evr said...

looks like fun!!!