Home again, home again, where do I begin?


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After a week of sun and fun on the beaches of Mexico it was an adjustment to come home to the cold of middle Tennessee.We stayed at a newish all-inclusive resort on the Yucatan Peninsula called the Valentin Imperial Mya. We flew in and out of Cancun and the closest city (and where we shopped) was Play del Carmen).The Mayan architecture was amazing and Hubby and I spent lots of time admiring it. Our room was oceanfront so most mornings we were on our balcony (or in our hot tub or our all-glass shower) where we watched the sun climb cross the horizon. (Why isn’t it that easy to wake up at home???) The newlyweds and the bride's parents stayed in suites, which opened to a quiet branch of the…
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Oops!


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I missed yesterday's post. I had it ready to go, except for some photos--I still haven't figured out how to do that, but I will. I'd hoped my downloading issues would magically resolve and I could post before we left town yesterday, but no such luck. Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to it because we had to attend the funeral of my step-children's maternal grandmother.  Hubby's mom and sister made the three hour trip with us for the visitation, funeral and graveside service. I was so tired when we got home I went straight to bed. I thought about working on my post some more--for about thirty seconds between the time my head hit my pillow and when I went to sleep. I have to say going to a…
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Back to the real world


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We are returning home today, and I get to reunite with MAC. I'll have lots of details of how I survived without my beloved laptop for a full week on Wednesday. 'Til then, ~Kay
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Happy Holidays


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Best wishes  for a Safe Healthy Happy Holiday Weekend
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All married


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Youngest step-son and his beautiful bride tied the knot for the second time in less than a week yesterday. Since I promised Hubby I wouldn't take my laptop on this trip, and I don't want to rely on my ability to see the future to describe their on-the-beach wedding, I guess I'll have to save the details and photos for when I get home. Unless ... someone else has a computer. He only asked me not to take MY computer. He didn't say I couldn't use someone else's, so maybe I need to clarify. If you're reading this, the clarification must have been no computer, period, for a week. Oh, boy, I hope I can survive. ~ Kay  
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Dolls win big


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Well, we did it! The Tap N Dolls not only survived the New York Dance Alliance Competition Saturday night, we were a hit. And, it was so much fun! The judges sat right in front of the stage, at foot level, so they could see every shuffle, flap, frap, heel, toe, turn, combination … you get the idea. But the great thing was throughout both dances they all had huge smiles on their faces. The judge right smack in front of me was even singing along with the songs—Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Mambo, Number Five. The audience was  super. They whooped, hollered, and clapped at all the right places. Of course most were there supporting someone in one of the groups, so they could appreciate the effort put into…
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Wedding bells


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My youngest step-son got married last night for the first time. Cynical? No. He's getting married again (to the same bride) next week. Last night the bride's parents hosted a small civil ceremony in their home. It was attended by parents, grandparents, siblings and one friend of each the bride and groom. Everyone wore jeans. The ceremony was short. I'd guess three minutes tops. The purpose, I'm told, was to make sure they were legally married before heading to Mexico where they're having a more traditional ceremony on the beach. The happy couple (and her parents and brother) left this morning for their honeymoon in Cancun. Hubby and I, along with our ex-wife, will join them on Monday. Then Tuesday, weather permitting, they'll have their dream wedding, complete with beautiful…
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Cruise photos


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I've been reliving our recent family cruise through some of  our photos. "They" say the pleasure of a vacation is in three parts: anticipation, the trip itself, and the memories. I know I've loved wallowing in the memories through photos! [caption id="attachment_4836" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="EVERYBODY (all 26 of us)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4837" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Mother-in-law, Hubby and me"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4838" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="OUR DINNER TABLESeated: Aunt, MIL, Cousin's wife, Cousin, Hubby, Me"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4839" align="aligncenter" width="240" caption="Hubby and me with our godchild  "][/caption]   Peace, ~Kay
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Monday Morning. I’d rather sleep.


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What a great weekend! My former in-laws were in town on business and my almost twenty-three-year-old niece came along. We did some Christmas shopping (finished, I think), wrapped a few presents (no where near done) and had some girlie time for manicures and pedicures. She has grown into such a delightful young lady and is considering graduate school in Nashville. Now, wouldn’t that be cool? I had a tap dress rehearsal Sunday afternoon, so Hubby got to spend some quality time with her as well. She wanted to go to Build-a-Bear to make a gift for a friend who is in the army. I’m not sure who had more fun. All I know is Hubby came home with THREE bears. One for our not quite hatched Grandson and two for…
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Finally Friday


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Actually, this week has sped by. Returning from a ten-day trip and getting ready to leave town again will cause time to do that.  Laundry. ✓ Christmas shopping. Mostly ✓. (Wrapping and shipping, another story) Ready for tap competition next Saturday and dress rehearsal Sunday. Will be. Ready to head to Cancun for Youngest’s wedding. Hahahahahaha I know this is nothing to moan and groan about, and I do realize how fortunate I am to take two vacations within weeks of each other (even with relatives on both), changing from cold to hot to cold to hot to cold weather can’t be good for one’s health. I’m less than half way through the process and I’m already sick. Yesterday, while running errands with Hubby, my voice completely went away. Nothing.…
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