The Reunion

September 8, 2008 at 10:28 am (Family)

So, we have been back from Florida for a few weeks, and I now feel sufficiently recuperated to actually write about the trip!

We spent four days at the beach in Destin. Doug’s parents were generous enough to organize and finance this grand adventure. This thing was so big it even had its own blog! We were very fortunate to miss the bad weather that was on either side of our trip. There were many late nights, trips for donuts and the occasional swim. The boys had a great time playing with their cousins, and we had a great time catching up with all of the adults that we hadn’t seen in quite a while.

The highlight for me had to be the talent show. I wish I had taken video, because it was great. There was also Karaoke, a wonderful treasure hunt that I will shamelessly copy when my side of the family has their reunion, pictures on the beach, birthday celebrations, etc…

I also enjoyed the attempts to quiet down a group of 50 that included over 20 children!

I have a couple of other gems to post later, but this was generally how the week looked:

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31 Things for Ingrid

September 7, 2008 at 9:38 pm (Family, Things I love)

Always Smiling!

Always Smiling!

Today is Ingrid’s birthday, and if you could visit her blog, you would see that she devoted today’s post to her husband, so I thought I should devote my day’s post to her. So, here it is, 31 things that are great about Ingrid:

1. She’s an amazing sister-in-law!

2. I’ve never seen her not smile.

3. She will stay up all night to play Trivial Pursuit.

4. She thinks she’s married to the smartest man in the world.

5. She has a crazy game closet.

6. She is a wealth of information when it comes to nut-free recipes.

7. She can play a mean violin.

8. She can play a mean piano (This much talent isn’t right).

9. She has perfect pitch!!

10. She worked at Disney.

11. She wanted her family to room with us at the family reunion.

12. She’s learning Italian with her kids.

13. She was born a Gator, but she completely roots for the Tigers.

14. She has an amazing knack for matchmaking.

15. She takes her kids to McDonald’s.

16. She goes on regular dates with her husband, even though she has 4 young children.

17. She can trash talk.

18. She never get offended by Doug!

19. She has the most organized play room ever.

20. She calls me to talk about what’s going on with Brad and Angelina.

21. She reads US Weekly.

22. She facilitates romantic walks on the beach!

23. She has kids right before me just so that my kids will have cousins the same age!

24. She is an amazingly detailed blogger.

25. She gave Doug her ticket to the SEC championship game last year.

26. She called to serenade me on my birthday.

27. She understands the life of the Tiger widow!

28. She took William to Wal-Mart so that I could sleep in.

29. She’s very impressive with the Karaoke!

30. She truly loves being a wife and mother.

31. Even though she’s clearly the favorite, she makes it impossible to resent her!

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