Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Birthday Party 1

We went to Florida to see Dana for my first birthday party.How do you like my hat Caitlin made for me?

Dont' I look like the Pope?
This is my family of choice
my brothers
my sisters
all these kids are mine
not by blood
I've wiped their noses
held their hands
watched their sports
tucked them in
loved them
It was so much fun!
We drank mojitos
spilled mojitos
ignored the kids snitching mojitos....
we swam
told old tales
painted the dock
and watched Harry Potter 3 projected  on an old bedsheet on the dock under the stars.
The next day,
more sun
more laughter
dinner at a favorite Mexican restaurant
and home
My tires are so bad I was weaving at Interstate speeds
I didn't realize this
So I'm lucky
we got back okay
you know, I started to post a disclaimer saying that we are not as redneck as we appear in these photos
but no....


sunnyside46 said...

this was without a doubt a pretty much awesome trippp.
Thanks for it.

I feel like when i was little and we would watch the sunset.

I love you.

am4039 said...

I love the pictures and it sure looks like a lot of fun.

makemarc said...


Signed, The Mexican Cocktail Spelling Police

lindaggeorge said...

Looks a wonderful time. I wonder if we're going to see any Summer this year, instead of acres of water. I'm getting fed up of posting my disaster flood pictures.



deshelestraci said...

Love the pictures!  Love the connections.

ukgal36 said...

is that La Napolera???? Where in flordia did you go? i am here in Florida..loved the pics ...

lifes2odd said...

Party #1 looks like a blast! You should have called, I could have helped with the painting, much better than the kind of painting I've been doing!
No more road trips until you get some new tires! Can't wait to hear about party #2! Martha :-)

cyndelouwho22 said...

Hey,Marti!...I see YOU just turned 51 the other day.  Well, Happy Birthday, youngster!  LOL!  My twin sister, Sande, and I just turned 52 on the 12th of July, so we're 104!  I've been reading your "Porch Stories" for a while now and I thought I'd just drop in and say "hi" today.  I hope you don't mind.

ktkamanski said...

Happy Porches will travel! Once again - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you my friend!!!! Now I see where the family get their good looks! As for you looking like the Pope (maybe after a few more Mojitos). Happy to hear of the happiness - it is well deserved! Have a good one!

princesssaurora said...

LOL... You don't look redneck at all!  You look like you had a blast!  I am sooo happy you had a great birthday!  And, you look just like your sister!!!

be well,

kamdghwmw said...

I love it! You guys look like you had a blast! I am so glad that you had an awesome time.

plieck30 said...

You guys sure know how to have fun. Good for you. Paula

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mztishgray0726 said...

Great hat.  I wouldn't mind having one of those.  I'm glad that you had a great trip.  Hugs.  Tish G.  

rdautumnsage said...

Redneck? I think it looks like a huge family enjoying one anothers company! Happy Belated Birthday dear heart! (Hugs) Indigo

gazker said...

Those photos are FAB! I noticed, you never metioned nappies (diapers) I don't do nappies either! Glad you loved your birthday.

jmorancoyle said...

    Happy belated birthday! Glad it was fun!

bgilmore725 said...

Happy Belated birthday, Marti. You had a great event this year. Your first? The 25th was my birthday, too, but we were on the road to Alabama, so no party here. Loved your birthday hat!! bea

lurkynat said...

wow! whata great clelebration! Belatedly Happy Birthday!
every one looks liek they had a blost Marti! lol! you guys sure knwo how to put a party together! cheers Marti bear!

nay0114 said...

You all look like you have so much fun. Thanks for sharing the pics.
Take care, Chrissie