They started by making sure I had a castle to be proud of. Can you see Jake the Snake standing behind his favorite princess (er...princesses...Nory would be upset if I didn't mention her, too. She got a little jealous of Ariel).
My grandma donned a crown.
Jake the Snake in the middle of a seranade.
My friend, Kate
Lil Bro's g/f--I told her that unless you have a blog, you get a nickname on this blog. Therefore, after much deliberation, her name shall be Sparkles...and her birthday is coming up. Prepare for the pictures.
Nory the beauty queen--she was practicing her pageant smile :)
My beautiful mother
Gloria, my aunt with the popcorn popper. We have a lot in common, with former trailer dwelling and all.
Lil Bro--Can we all agree that pink is his color?
My friend, Sheena--And Big Bro's g/f...but I should mention that she was my friend before she was his girlfriend. You're welcome, Big Bro. You're welcome.
Aunt Diane--the thinker and creator of my magical indoor castle
My handsome father--I wish I had a picture of his shirt. He's wearing a Rock-Em, Sock-Em robot shirt. One robot is getting ready to hit the other robot with a chair. Yeah...that's not translating here without a picture, is it? Hm...I hate it when mediums complicate hilarious communication.
Gene--Aunt Diane's husband--Gene seemed pretty excited to put his crown on...something about maybe being a princess before? I'm not sure...but I'm a little worried.
My grandpa--he smiled just as pretty as he could when he got his crown (and who wouldn't?! It's everyone's dream to wear a crown, right? What? You mean that's just me?)
Uncle Jason--Gloria's husband--and the only one who looked a little angry at wearing a crown. Suck it up, Captain Mechanic. Everyone needs a little sparkle in life.
Older Bro--he insisted on putting the crown around his hat, and needed a picture with his sceptor. If you ever wondered about the strange-ness of my family, this picture should answer a lot of your questions.
And you totally know you were waiting for this one--Hubby. Granted, you are probably a little less impressed since you've now seen 100 pictures of him in hats, but I think this one suits him. It's pointy so it makes his head seem less round ;) I love you, baby :D
To avoid breach of contract, I will avoid posting any pool pictures up here. I don't want pictures of me in my swimming suit on the internet for all eternity (unless I lose 80 lbs--then we're having a photo shoot). Suffice it to say we had an awesome day lounging that culminated in a wonderful fireworks display (even Skippy's contributions). Next post: The presents :)