So since probably Thanksgiving the "QUEEN" had been talking about wanting to come home for her birthday... If the weather is good...Then it didn't look like she was coming... My BIL is probably looking at rotator cuff surgery...THEN, last minute! I am coming!!! OH YA, I want a birthday party!!! Who am I to say no??? Let's try to get most of the "BAGS" together..OK... that can be done, EXCEPT Darla, who lives in MN too... everyone is within driving distance of me... and toss in a few more friends of the "QUEEN"!
So Joyce aka the "QUEEN" was scheduled to come last Thursday through Monday... We were scheduling in a few visits quickly... Her and hubby's Aunt in Racine, Wi.... and my FIL's partner/girlfriend... what do you call them at that age? Anyway she was with my FIL until he pasted away almost 2 years ago....A birthday party and hopefully a wee bit of shopping and it was a busy couple of days...
Though, as always there is a story.... There was freight train derailment in ND... so she was delay a day, wasn't sure if now the trip would be cancelled...and the AMTRAK comes from Seattle... Where all the snow was falling last week, and coming our way! LOL....So finally everything was a go...BUT she is coming Friday to Tuesday... and was about 4 hours late getting here in our snow storm... BUT she brought a little surprise with her! DARLA!!! YEAH!!! I turn to hubby and said "do you want to get a hotel room?" LOL!! So all the bags were together on Saturday. Darla had never been here before, everyone was so EXCITED to see her! The "QUEEN" thought maybe "TOO" excited!!! HEHE!!!
So here is just a few picture highlights of the "QUEEN'S" trip.... Here is Darla and myself showing our "love" for the "QUEEN"!! LOL... OK... diet starts today!
Here we all are with Evelyn yesterday at lunch... Now I forgot my camera when we went to see Aunt Nancy...shame.....
Telling the "QUEEN" to yet again SHUT UP!!! Inside joke.... see Knuckles trying to get into the picture somehow????
All the "BAGS" on Saturday night... Punk is in the stripped sweater... which of course has a story to it... I won't go into it... But I am thinking not witch...but.......LOL
NOW... none of the"BAGS" knew Darla would be here...then again neither did I ...LOL... Here's Kathy with her surprise!
Punk with her Darla surprise! Forgot to take a picture of Mary when she got here...But then again, I had several glasses of wine by then! LOL
Punk planted herself in my goose neck rocking chair and refused to move! LOL! Didn't want to lose her seat! LOL... she asked for a diaper....Just kidding.....LOL....
Collection of "Bags" and more! A great time for the "QUEEN".. She says it was her BEST birthday EVER!
men hiding in the kitchen.... I don't understand why??? LOL...hubby claims A LOT of eggs were laid in the front room!?!?!? What could he possibly mean by that?????
POOR Knuckles... that is a orange thong around his neck... Orange is the "QUEENS" favorite color....
Queen requested many different 'foods' while here... See she is in a town of not even 500... No fast food.. no carry out.... No pizza....So for her birthday she wanted Chinese.... YUMMO!!! I didn't cook once while she was here! I need to "dry out" from eating out? LOL
Everyone lining up for food...Knuckle's hoping someone will drop something....
AND finally... the... "QUEEN" receiving her birthday cake from Nadine and Cindy... non-bags.... yes we put a turkey on there...LOL... and we didn't have "5" so we had... 6- 4- 1... to make up 65.... work's doesn't it????
SO there you have it... a few highlights of the "QUEEN'S" trip home! What am I doing now...ugh. laundry....hate laundry.
Great surprise that Darla was able to join in the fun... Now I do believe those... witches... I mean...... ---- you know, stole from me! Yes this happens every time... It was going on Saturday night...Big joke, everyone likes to try and steal from me and see how long it takes me to figure out something is missing... Usually not long, I am happy to report.... BUT, I just noticed that my "L" block that spells out "OLM" is missing....MMMM... I forgot to check those damn suitcases! Off to figure out what else is missing....BUT what the "QUEEN" forgot is she had to leave a few things behind...Didn't fit into her suitcase.... Revenge! OLM