Tuesday, July 10, 2012

laughter and family.. the best medicine!

aunt debbie, aunt bonnie, aunt mommy, aunt susie and erinn
(aunt debbie, aunt bonnie, "aunt mommy", aunt susie and cousin/sister Erinn)
I spent friday to sunday with my mother, my aunts and my cousin at my aunts cottage on Seneca lake.  We had a great time... totally relaxing, talking, eating and laughing our  butts off! 
erinn, aunt bonnie and aunt debbie
(Erinn, aunt bonnie and aunt debbie)
seriously,  I havent laughed that hard in a LONG time.  I laugh all the time.. but Im telling you.. my family is freaking funny.. no... crazy!
aunt susan and amy
(aunt susie and cousin amy)
we played cranium on saturday night and someone, I wont say who.. (and no, it wasnt me..)  had to act out being Madonna.  we got laughing soooo hard that, that someone... peed her pants! which only made us laugh even harder... OMG!  we were about hysterical.  I think they could probably hear us laughing across the lake!
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(seneca lake)
THEN!.. when we finally went to bed...one of my crazy aunts was attacked by a giant beetle with huge antlers and hairy legs! she about broke her nose trying to get away from it!  So one of my other aunts and I went on a hunting expedition and tracked it down... I used some martial arts skills.. (that I dont really have..) and knocked it off the high ceiling with a sandal.  then we caught it and got rid of it.. we sent it on a little swim... down the toilet! oh my goodness.. we laughed sooo hard!   The next morning we talked about my grandmother who we lost a couple years ago and we decided that she was probably there with us.. then we hoped that she wasnt the giant beetle with the antlers and hairy legs  that we had flushed!  oh dear!
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(my mother and marlaina)
Anyways I really had a good time and I'm so glad that I went as at first I wasnt sure I wanted too go away... I had previously and unrealistically decided that I was never going away again... (well so much for that ! lol)
It was good to see my mother.. who I kept trying to call aunt so and so.. so I nick named her aunt mommy! 
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(mom, marlaina, tiffany and vanessa)
Then on Monday they came out to my house to visit and to see the kids and my grandpies.  my mother had never met Vanessa and she had not met Marlaina or torry pie yet either. (oh.. maybe she had seen torry pie when he was a little baby.. cant remember for sure!)  So of course they loved my baby pies and we had a nice visit here too.
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(torry pie!)
Today I just needed some quiet time for myself, so I went to the beach, alone!!   It was heavenly... very relaxing.
Tomorrow its back to work for three days, then three days off again!  Which is good as I have a little wedding shower for Tiffany this weekend.   YOu know how my life goes.. theres always something crazy going on!
OKeedokie.. now I'm really tired!  needing a shower and hitting the sack!  
goodnight dear blogland!
xoxoxoxox

19 comments:

Kim K. said...

Laughter and family was exactly what you needed. Such fun pics. How wonderful that your mom was able to spend time with her great grands. Wishing you a speedy work week so that you can relax again. Hugs.

E said...

Laughter is the best medicine, and it sounds like you guys had a good dose ... your grandpies are so sweet. xo Elaine

chris mckinley said...

Love your family pictures! So glad you had a great time together! Laughing is the best medicine isn't it?

XXOO chris

Cindy said...

So glad to hear you having a good time with your family. Just what you've needed, right? Great family pics.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Viv,
It made me so happy to come over here and see you enjoying family and good times again.
Thank you for your sweet response to my daughter's news. I worried a bit about you as I posted that because of little Jacob. But thank you for your kind words.
The two little sisters are actually two years apart, but sure look like twins when we dress them alike. : )
xoxo,
Mary Lou

ImagiMeri said...

Wish I was there....it looks like a lot of fun was had!

Those grandbabies are freakin' adorable.

Now I see where you get your lovely looks from....your mother is beautiful.

Have a wonderful day.

Love ya'
Meri

Debby said...

Laughter is the best medicine. That's why I became a clown with pink hair.

faerie enchantment said...

What beautiful Photos Viv, glad you had a wonderful time! Hugs Lisa xoxo

Sandy said...

I can just hear that laughter....so good for the soul!!!! I need to get back to Wisconsin so I can have one of those weekends! Such good medicine for you and your heart sweet Viv!!!! Love, Sandy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Smiling and laughing with you and that beetle bug!
Glad to hear it was a great time with your family!
Jealous of the beach!!
Warmly,
deb

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I didn't know you were close to Seneca Lake! I spent lots of hours there. We used to go to Watkins Glen all the time. I grew up in PA just across the state line from Elmira, NY. My brother still lives in Corning. xo Diana

Fran said...

ROFL right along with you. I'm so glad you had lots of fun and good laughter. Laughter is the best medicine.Just what all of you needed. Still can't stop laughing about the bettle. I would have been out the front door fast. Bugs make my skin crawl. You have a lovely family.
Luv & Hugs
Fran

Farmchick said...

Sounds like a perfect combo! :)

Linda Ruthie said...

This makes my heart smile. I'm so glad you have lots of fun-loving family to laugh with.
Take care,
Linda

My Vintage Mending said...

So good. You know that beetle was somebody. Reminds me of Steel Magnolias. You ladies are just so genuine. Glad to see those gorgeous pies...smiles..Renee

Lydia said...

Cranium will do that to you!!!

Glad to see you laughing.

Prayers.

xo Lydia

Theresa said...

What a fun time! Sounds like my family, always good for a laugh:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

LBP said...

They say laugher is the best medicine! I hope to get some sister time this weekend! Can I borrow that Marlaina baby??? She is just adorable!! I promise to return her when she turns around 12 or 13 your know that sassy age LOL!

Blessings

Linda

Creative Breathing said...

Vivian, This post is so like my own family of six sister-in-laws. We laugh until we drop! Two of them are visiting this weekend, I can't wait! This truly was the best medicine for you, I'm so glad you have such a loving family. Hope the shower goes well. Looking forward to pictures. Torry Pie is so big! And so stink'n cute! Hugs, E