Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What a VISIT! the Queen was here....and???a Surprise???

Really, what a month!!! Crazy month, month of changes, sinus infections and snow FINALLY...then RAIN with thunder... and a visit from the "QUEEN"!!! All this and it's only the 24th of the month! I am WHIPPED! LOL!!
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

14 comments:

alltheseboys said...

It looks like you had an amazing time. I'm thinking...I could probably set you ladies up with some "Bag" bags from the hospital. So NO one would have to get up to go potty...just sayin..if you ever want to take me up on that..let me know!! hehe..Katie

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

What a fun bunch of ladies. You seem like great friends.
Hugs,
Susan

Penny said...

Sounds like a great time!! How fun to have a great group of ladies to hang out with.....

My BIL snuck a coffee grinder out of one of my sister's homes on Thanksgiving. He wanted to know if she would miss it. He gave it back on Christmas Eve -- she had no idea it was gone!! He proved his point (at least in HIS mind) that she has too much "stuff." We know he doesn't have a clue...... :)

Beckyjean said...

Looks like a great time was had by all. Except maybe for poor Knuckles!! No dropped goodies & having to wear a thong on his neck!!

Have a great night~Becky

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh you always look like you have so much fun together..glad you had a great time;) would love to be a fly on your shoulder.;)

Trace4J said...

What FUN!
Looks like a great time. I think the Queen is a hoot. You too.
Hugs Friend
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

frontporchprims said...

How fun Marie. Hope they were golden eggs you all laid!! -Steph-

Prims By The Water said...

Hail to the Queen! Looks like fun was had by all...stay warm and take care, Janice

~Sara said...

Sounds like you all had a fabulous time! Lots of good food, and friends, equals a wonderful life. Blessings ~Sara

nancy huggins said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. Did you meet all these ladies on internet (blogger friends?) I am looking forward to moving back to Belvidere this summer and maybe then we can get to meet. Maybe you can come and visit me and we can take a train to Chicago and see one of my Daughters comedy shows at Mayne Theater :)
I am so looking forward to come back home and have high hopes for sales from my cook book and other sales to save up to move :)
Hopefully will get to meet you soon
Hugs
Nancy

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

I must say I am not often jealous but holy cow, how blessed you are to have all thoses wonderful friends ! So glad yu got to have some fun after the "crappy" times lately my dear...Hugs to you,
Margie

renee said...

I tell you, I just laugh and laugh reading your post! LOL! I am glad the QUEEN made it there safe and sound, and a good time was had by all! What a good group of gals to hang out with, everyone deserves a break from cooking once in awhile!
I hope that you have a good weekend.
Hugs,
Renee

myomyohi said...

Looks like you had a blast!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I think my face and my gut would hurt for days after a group get together like that. So glad the "royal" visit went well and that you even had a surprise or two thrown in there. Funny about the stealing. I used to do that to my staff all the time. It started because this one employee would put snowmen up in September. Me, not being fond of snow, would turn the signs backwards or simply "remove" them. Then it escalated to things I liked, and an all-out scavenger hunt with clues delivered by courier, etc. Gee - hope everything got returned to the rightful owners before I left. ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (Yup - still running behind....)