Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Second Half of Florida 2019

Here we are...another post! Two in a row! That is a record lately!

I want to let you know how my vacation ended...sickness and all - HA!

Wednesday, March 20th:

This is my collage from the pool! We tried to hang out at the pool and it was so cold and cloudy we had to bundle up! HA!
My sister told me it was post something you are thankful for day so I made her pose for this picture- LOL!!!!! We had a great time golfing and hanging out - I love time spent with her!

My little sister arrived in the afternoon with her three kids so we had dinner at the house and then went out to the entertainment...

Here we all are in a selfie at the town square!!! A selfie with seven!!!


I was again not feeling so swell so my Dad took one for the team and danced with the kids that night!!! Here are a few pictures of them in action...

 


We all figured out sleeping arrangements when we got home that night. Me and Kerry stayed in our room and we added a blowup bed between us to sleep Kyleigh (my little sisters oldest)...here we are. This picture is very important!!! LOL! This night, Kyleigh got up puking in the middle of the night! Apparently she made it no where and barfed all over her bed in the middle of me and Kerry. I slept through the WHOLE thing!!Yes, I had no idea anything happened until I got up in the morning and Kyleigh was on the couch with my little sister.  Her brother also got sick in the other room!!! Thank goodness my oldest sister and Mom woke up and helped her.  Then the next day my mother got it and had to back out of golf to date me, my older sister, youngest niece and father have not gotten it...UGH!

Thursday, March 21st:

Thursday morning me and Kerry went to get groceries for everyone and took my only "non sick" niece with us. Since she felt so good she carried the groceries...just kidding ... we staged this photo!



We returned home and made brownies...that is what my family does on vacation...eat LOTS of sweets!!! PS - see the Clorox wipes in the photo of Aly licking the bowl...flu cleanup!!!



Later that day the kids were feeling a little better so we went to play shuffleboard...

Action shots...all of this is FREE at the The Villages!!!!
 Another...

That afternoon my Mom, Dad, oldest sister and I golfed again (see my Walmart polo???) HA!...


That night we all stayed home and worked on a puzzle hoping everyone would feel better!!!

Friday, March 22nd:

We all wanted to try line dancing lessons (also free at The Villages) so we convinced EVERYONE to come!!! Dad and Ryan included!! We had a ball - it was so fun for everyone!! We learned four dances; including a contra (where you slap hands with your neighbor)!!!

Here is the family selfie!! We were seated in chairs along the wall waiting for class to start! I have a video but they will KILL me is I post it! LOL!

Then since it was my sister and I's last day; we headed off to the pool for our final rays of sunshine. It was super hot and no clouds so we all spent A LOT of time in the water!!!

This is how the book club started...my oldest sister and Kyleigh...


And it quickly turned to this! I don't have a picture but eventually then entire family was reading in the pool!! HA HA!


We went into town that night, since it was our last, and we saw these cuties swimming in the town fountains...

So many babies...so much cuteness!!!


Saturday, March 23rd:

I was so sad when it was time to leave! My parents took us to the shuttle around 9AM on Saturday. The whole vacation seemed to go so quickly but I think it was just because I felt so sick so much of the time!  Here we are on the shuttle back to the airport!


 I flew home (upgraded to first class - thank goodness) still congested! This sickness has been forever!!!! But at least I can feel it letting up and breaking up more and more each day!

I could not wait to see these cuties...all four were laying in the front room when I arrived home...here is the camera shot from my house cam from when I pulled into the parking lot...



Here is an interesting little PS to this very long recap!!!  My parents rent a different home in The Villages every year they go down. They only rent for March and most people in The Villages like to rent out their homes for three months (January thru March) so they have to wait until late to select theirs as most people only take a one month renter if they have not rented yet and it is January. So, long story short...of all of the houses they could have rented (literally thousands in the Villages that rent)...they rented from a friend of mine that used to live in PA! I was friends with him and his wife (they moved there two years ago) and she recently died. He has now moved in with another woman and is renting the home they shared. HOW STRANGE?!?!?! I was floored when my Dad told me who the owner was!!! LOL!!! REALLY SMALL WORLD!

Okay - so recap over! I sincerely apologize as I wanted to blog everyday and take you along on this trip but I promise I am not a happy person when I am sick so the posts would have been miserable and crotchety!!! 

I will try again next month when I head to Aruba! Until then...I am catching up on all of your blogs!!! Hugs!!! I have missed you all!!!!!



40 comments:

  1. Well it looks like a good time was had by all in spite of the sickness!! Makes me want to head to the beach!!

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    1. You should Arlene! I have decided there is not better time than now! Life is meant to be enjoyed - take a day trip you deserve it Arlene!!! Have a wonderful day! HUGS

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  2. I'm sorry you were sick, and most of the rest of the family, but you had a great time in spite of being sick.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Ann. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

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    1. I will give the kitties hugs from you! Thanks for the sweet words and for hosting Happy Tuesday Blog Hop!

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  3. Even with being sick, it sounded like you managed to salvage your vacation with your family in Florida. Enjoy your Tuesday and the remaining days in March!

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    1. Thank you Robin! It was a great vacation no matter what! HA! Have a great week!!! Hugs

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  4. I had the creeping crud for 5 weeks. Take care because flying is the worst thing for this cold. Chill and get well before Aruba.
    Looked like a great time though even sick. :-) You are a trooper!

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    1. This creeping crud is ridiculous! I just won't let go! I will be so appreciative of clear breathing once am past this! Have a great day Margaret!

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  5. Well, you warned us about more sickness in part 2, but not the throw-ups! I find it hilarious that you slept through it, though. Glad you had fun despite the bugs. And first class upgrade = win!

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    1. My family is amazed how I did not wake up...I sleep really soundly! The upgrades on the way home made the being sick part a lot easier although I feel bad for my seat mates both ways! HA! Have a great day Abby - hope your gums heal quickly!

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  6. You say you were sick, yet I'd never know from the pics! You looked great!! I can totally sympathize with you...I caught a cold several weeks ago and it's STILL not completely gone! The worst was the 4 days I couldn't taste, and I haven't actually felt very sick at all, but the number of times I still have to blow my nose throughout the day is shocking, now 3 weeks in to it. The congestion is wicked!! That said - I have a phobia of puke, so I'll take a 3-week-long cold any day over that! Yikes. I wouldn't have handled that very well at all!!! Glad you all had such a good time despite the sickies. :)

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    1. LOL - yes the nose blowing and congestion- that was the worst!!! I escaped without the puking and I prefer the congestion 100X over that! I agree! Glad you have totally recovered!!! Have a fantastic day Jill!

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  7. Any get together that involves bowl/spatula licking … I'm soooo there! Like Jill remarked, I'd never guess you were under the weather. Happy girl!

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    1. LOL _ I think we have to try to be right? No matter what happens, perception is so very important! Plus my mother would not let me mope - ha ha! Have a great day!!!

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  8. I love the reading in the pool shots. HA!

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    1. Are they not hilarious!?!? I sat up and knew I had to snap a picture of that! Too cute! Have a great week Lydia!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us. I read both posts today catching up. Sounds like you had a good time even with everyone getting sick.

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    1. Yes, it was nice to be together with family - all works out in the end! Have a great day Ann!

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  10. Stay healthy for that trip to Aruba!! I'm glad you were able to enjoy most of your time with your family!! I enjoyed the recap!

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    1. Thank Terri! I am trying so hard to get to 100%!!! Have a great day!

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  11. Oh wow. The sickness part sounds awful. I can't believe you slept through that. Luckily, it ended better! Sounds like a good time though.

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    1. It was a really great vacation no matter what - family time always rocks and it always seems like we pass around some sickness or another - so maybe I am just used to being sick around my family - LOL! Have a great week!

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  12. Ugh - so sorry about the sickness! Looks like you did squeeze some fun in.

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    1. We did Tamar - the sunshine was nice enough on its own!!! Annster's Domain

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  13. Looks like a wonderful time minus being sick.

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    1. It was Patrick! Thanks for stopped by and reading - have a fantastic day!

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  14. Aruba? Hmmm. Maybe you can upset the other golfers by wearing your new golf shirt with Bermuda shorts.

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    1. I honestly never golfed on Aruba...I am sure there must be a course but all I want to do there is float! I just float ALL DAY in that clear Caribbean water - no activity...just float! HA HA!

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  15. Aruba? Wow, that will be fun and exciting :)

    I so enjoyed your pictures with your sweet family. It looks like you had an amazing time in the beautiful sunshine.

    Hugs to you, lovely lady!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! Yes, we planned a girls trip to Aruba for my older nieces spring break...there was no way I was missing that! HA! Hugs back at you and have a fantastic week!!!

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  16. Sorry you were sick and that just about everyone got some sort of illness too; that's no fun on vacation. Sounds like you all managed to have a good time despite that though.

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    1. We really did actually! I just kind of moved a little slower and drank lots of Tussin!!! HA HA! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

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  17. I'm so sorry you were sick, but it looks like you had a great time! XOXO

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    1. I really did have a fantastic time - simply being with family makes everything okay! Your new boy is the sweetest thing ever!!!! Actually all five are quite adorable!!! Hope you are recovering after the unexpectedly difficult delivery! Hugs to you and the family! Have a great day!!!!

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  18. Kind of a mixed little holiday. Some good some not so good. But you have another to look forward to soon.

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    1. Exactly that Andrew! The good thing is that I love anytime I can be around my family so there is that to make it all okay! I am counting down the days until Spring Break!!! Have a great day!

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  19. Sounds like some wonderful times but so sorry about the sickness that went around. I can't believe you slept through that! Shuffleboard, golf and a puzzle all sound like fun. The line dancing sounds like fun too and I love the book club. Wow...it is a small world!

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  20. Hopefully you are better since making it back home! Bless it...y'all really did have the run of it.

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