Wednesday, August 03, 2011

It’s my party, dance if I want to, we can get crazy, let it all out!

What the F??  It’s Wednesday??

Seriously, folks.  Where did my awesome-fun-long-weekend go?

Couldn’t have asked for a better birthday extravaganza weekend.  It was hot and sunny and filled with great times with amazing friends and family.  Totally made up for the lack of birthday fun last year.

The best way to kick it all off?  Movies with my friend Sharon.  After work on Thursday we headed to the theatre to see Friends with Benefits


Can I just mention here, now, how much I love Justin Timberlake? 

Justin Timberlake

Thank you.  Feels good to get that out there.

The movie was hilarious.  Mila Kunis + JT = perfect funny romantic tandem.  Loved it.  And there were FLASH MOBS!!!  You know how much I love flash mobs.  It has pretty much become my favourite movie in the history of the world.  Yep.  It was that good.

Thanks again to Sharon for the fun night at the movies!!  (You can read Sharon’s review of the movie here.)

Friday I took the day off work to head to the lake with my family.  My aunt and uncle have a gorgeous lake house, which they recently sold.  I am none too thrilled with them for their decision to move, and if I had bothered to upload my pictures from Friday, you would see why.  It is b-e-a-utiful. 

Johnsons Lake

This is an old picture of the dock at the lake – pretty much looks the same, except the boat is gone (sold too!!)…and Caden is bigger now, and likely wouldn’t allow Uncle Elson to carry him.

So the day was bittersweet, as we knew it would be our last family gathering on the lake.  My aunt & uncle will be moving in a few weeks to their new home. 

Which, by the way, is not on a lake.

It was a wonderful day, though.  It started out overcast and drizzly, but after lunch the sun came out, and we hit the water for a swim.  Once we were worn out, we ate cake & ice cream, and relaxed on the deck for the rest of the afternoon.  Bliss.

Saturday = another party.  Yep.  That’s right.  This time, it was disguised as my cousin Jim’s 40th celebration.  But because Jim & I share a birthday, I decided to take advantage and called it “MY” birthday party, too.


Once again, the location was beautiful, a hidden little gem right in my own little town – at our friends’ Audrey & Joey’s house on the river.  I had never been to their house, and was dazzled by their beautiful property, home, and view.  Again, no pictures.  You’ll just have to take my word for it.

We arrived around 4 in the afternoon, and it was closer to 3:30 AM before I got home.  That’s what you call a party.  Delicious food and cake, Texas Horseshoes, guitars, bonfire, a certain local celebrity stomping around with an accordion singing “And that goddamned chicken laid a hard-boiled egg!!!”…maybe a beverage or two…does it get any better than that?

I admit it.  I took Sunday off.  I napped.  A lot.  I needed the rest.

Monday was the Civic Holiday, so another day off work.  I spent it floating in a pool with my sister, brother-in-lawn, niece and nephew.


  It was really, really rough.

The best part?  My vacation starts on Friday.  One and a half more days until I get to do it all over again.  For a full friggin’ week.

I heart summer.


Lindsay said...

Grrr....King of jealous! :-)

Lindsay said...


Sharon said...

a) brother in lawn, okay Jill!

2- Where did that pool come from in your back yard... hello!

Amanda said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

I had a great b-day weekend too!

Jill said...

Bah! Proofread it twice and missed the "brother-in-lawn"!!

That pool in "my" backyard is actually in my "brother-in-lawn's" parents' backyard (my backyard backs up against theirs!) - so I just run down the hill for a swim when they're there! cool, huh? :)

Jill said...

I didn't realize it was your b-day too, Amanda! Birthday wishes to you as well, glad you had a great weekend! :)

Nicole said...

any big plans for your week off?

Stacy said...

Ummm Jill - you have technically been to Audrey's house - she was on house tours one Christmas...maybe last Christmas actually!

Jill said...

Yeah, I think it was 2 years ago - but I had no idea what it was like outside, the big property right on the water!! I'd also forgotten what it was like inside, so I considered it my first time there ;)

Marisa said...

LOL...Brother-in-lawn...You buried the poor guy, huh?

I want to have like 10 of JT's babies. His and Charlie Hunnam's 10 of each. Hells yeah!

Stacie said...

Love JT! and love that you got to celebrate with so many parties!