Herewith, a grab bag of photos. Enjoy!
Shortly after I met Mike in 1988 in San Diego, my friend Andra and I decided we wanted to attend a big party downtown with a WWII theme, so we hit the thrift stores and found incredible outfits (I even put my long hair in a snood). Mike had gotten out of the Navy just a year earlier so his uniform still fit. Here's me and my sailor boy! Also shortly after I met Mike, both of us started packing the pounds back on since neither of us are, um, svelte. Sigh.
BabyVintageChristine, birthday girl!
Dad with his sisters Audrey and Shirl. As you know, Dad's still going strong but both his sisters have passed. This photo was taken at a family reunion in New Mexico where Shirley lived, probably in the 80's. Speaking of dear ole Dad, I'll be making an announcement soon about something FUN involving him and all you ladies (and gents) who love him. Stay tuned!
My mother, 2007.
I haven't written much about Mike's side of the family but as you can see, his dad is pretty much up for anything! This is the "stripper" who surprised the heck out of him and Mike's mom, Jo, at their 50th wedding anniversary party in 2008. There was also a male "stripper" for Jo. Believe me, when these two incredibly fat and ugly entertainers first appeared, everyone who wasn't in on the joke just about threw up! It was
all masks and padding, though. Whew!
Photo taken earlier this year on one of our horribly hot and humid summer days. The dogs spend most of their time recovering from being outside for 10 seconds.
I'd just like to thank California (oh yes indeedy I'm being sarcastic!) for sending ALL THIS FREAKING RAIN to us today. I realize that everyone north of us is having to deal with blizzard conditions but it is no fun being in a monsoon, either. We'll be launching the yacht (snark snark) later to go to Cousin Gwen's for a quiet New Year's Eve and sleepover.
Have a safe, sane and, above all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!