Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Double the birthday fun

My 2 favorite Leos' birthdays are 17 days apart so 5 years ago someone came up with the idea that when Kelly turned 40 & Adam turned 30 we would combine the party and take a cruise. Well, 2012 is that big milestone birthday year buuuuuut life has a way of changing, and with all the changes that have taken place in the last couple of years that birthday idea had to change too.
Kelly decided that her birthday still needed to include water, although of the river or lake variety. So she set her best friend Meg to the task of finding a house and inviting some of her very favorite people. The decision was finally made on a house on the Grand Lake of the Cherokees.
Meg did a really great organizing that many people. Each person or couple was responsible for a couple of meals and it worked out perfectly.
Adam came home from work on Wednesday and could not find his phone so Thursday morning while I was finishing up the grocery shopping he popped into the T-Mobile store and did a little upgrading. It didn't take nearly as long as I thought it might, and in no time we were on the road and headed for a birthday mini- vacation!
We spent from Thursday afternoon until Sunday afternoon relaxing, playing cards or games, pool, reading, swimming, pretty much whatever you wanted to do you did. Adam and I even turned on the TV the last night and watched some of the last night of the Olympics.
It was a great way to celebrate 2 amazing people. My life would not be the same, or nearly as good without either of them.

The birthday girl & boy. Love them fiercely. 

Fun right?!

The view was so relaxing

Our room

Morning coffee looking out at the lake

As the Summer Olympics were in full swing synchronized swimming was incorporated into the fun

I took pictures. I don't care for lake swimming. I can't see my feet. 

Family dinner on our last night.

Cards and gifts were given. 

Really good ones

Just beautiful




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