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Friday, July 21, 2017

IT'S REALLY OFFICIAL WHEN YOU SEE THIS . . .



SHOWER


WOW!
IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THE LAST
OF THE NIECES AND NEPHEWS IS GETTING MARRIED!!!

MARRIAGE DATES
CHRIS & KIM . . . OCTOBER 8, 1999.
ASHLEY & JON . . .  MAY 16, 2003 (1 MONTH BEFORE DAD DIED)
McKAY & LORI . . . MARCH 17, 2004
CAMILLE & MARK . . . APRIL 16, 2006
HEIDI & MIKE . . . JULY 17, 2008
AND
KATIE & CJ . . . JULY 29, 2017.

TIME HAS GONE BY SOOOO FAST, SINCE
CHRISTOPHER WAS BORN ON MAY 24, 1980,
THREE MONTHS BEFORE I STARTED TEACHING SCHOOL!
IN THE 10 YEARS BETWEEN 1980 & 1990,
I WAS AUNT TO 2 NEPHEWS AND 4 NIECES!
IT HAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!




ON THURSDAY, JULY 20, KATIE'S AUNTS
(BUT NOT ME)
HOSTED A BRIDAL SHOWER.

BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW BEFORE SHOWER.
A GOOD LUCK OMEN?

OPENING GIFTS



BLANKET MADE BY KIM


THE BIG PRESENT
A "CALIFORNIA KING QUILT"
MADE BY KATIE'S FAMILY, AND HEMMED
BY GRANDMA NAMY




IT SHOULD MATCH THE
CALIFORNIA KING SHEETS I GOT THEM
FOR A WEDDING PRESENT!

FUN LINGERIE FROM VICTORIA'S SECRET


AUNT ANN GAVE A GIFT CARD FROM
"THE CONTAINER STORE"


6 OF 11 NIECES ATTENDED THE SHOWER:
TOP TO BOTTOM
JAYCIE,12    CAMRY, 11 1/2
SHAYLA, 10 1/2    KATIE, 26 1/2   HALEY, 9 1/2
COURTNEY, 16 1/2   LILY, 6

GRANDMA NAMY
(MOM'S MOM)

CAMILLE (SISTER #1), LAUREL (MOM), LORI (SISTER-IN-LAW #2),
HEIDI (SISTER #3), COURTNEY (NIECE #1), KATIE (BRIDE)
ASHLEY (SISTER #2), KIM (SISTER-IN-LAW #1)


GRANDMA DIXIE
(DAD'S MOM)

AUNT ANN
(DAD'S ONLY SIBLING)

AUNT SHYRLEEN (MOM'S SISTER #1), AUNT SHELLEY 
(MOM'S SISTER #2), KATIE, BRIDE
AUNT JAN (MARRIED TO UNCLE KAYLON...MOM'S BROTHER #1),
AUNT LISA (MARRIED TO UNCLE WAYNE . . . MOM'S BROTHER #2)

ALL OF THE AUNTS IN LAUREL'S FAMILY HOST
BRIDAL SHOWERS FOR ALL NIECES AND NEPHEWS.
THEY HAVE HOSTED 28!  1 LEFT!
ALL OF THE AUNTS & UNCLES HELP IN THE KITCHEN 
AT ALL OF THE WEDDINGS!

BRIDAL SHOWER GUESTS.
KATIE'S MOM, GRANDMAS, SISTERS, SISTERS-IN-LAW, NIECES
COUSINS AND COUSINS-IN-LAW ATTENDED.
(SISTER CAMILLE, NIECE SHAY, COUSIN-IN-LAWJACLYN, 
AND FRIEND KK HAD LEFTBEFORE WE GOT THE PICTURE)


Thursday, July 20, 2017

48 YEARS


48 YEARS AGO TODAY.
IT WAS THE SUMMER AFTER 5TH GRADE.
MAN WALKED ON THE MOON
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

WE NOW HAVE AN OFFICIAL EMOJI WAR


No NBA free agency period would be complete without a full-fledged emoji war and, thanks to Utah center Rudy Gobert, we now have one on our hands.
First, some context. Prized Utah Jazz All-Star Gordon Hayward is an unrestricted free agent and had scheduled meetings with the HeatCeltics and Jazz (in that order) to hear them out before he makes his decision. Hayward took his visit to Miami on Saturday, which reportedly went well.
Following the visit, Gobert decided to send out a tweet revealing his deepest, innermost thoughts about the franchises competing with the Jazz for Hayward.
In case you're not emoji-savvy, that translates to something to the effect of: Miami is trash, the Celtics are doo-doo and the Jazz are champions.
As you can imagine, that didn't go over so well with the Celtics, and All-Star Isaiah Thomas responded, presumably on behalf of his entire team, with the obvious retort.
Yup, Thomas simply pointed out that the Heat have three titles, the Celtics have a bazillion (17, to be exact) and the Jazz have ... well ... a big goose egg, signified by a man shrugging his shoulders as if to say, "sorry man, I got nothing for you."
Just to make sure every party was heard from, Heat center Hassan Whitesideresponded similarly to Thomas, but this time included the time frame from the year 2000 to 2017 to give Miami the edge over both the Celtics and Jazz.
Translation: Since 2000, the Celtics have one title (2008), the Heat have three (2006, 2012, 2013) and this time the Jazz have three people shrugging, wondering where all their championships went.
Someone photoshopped this sign with Rudy's tweet on the sign.


OK, it's officially an Emoji War.