We had a marvelous time at our family reunion. Here's a few photos that make me laugh every time I look at them! Our cute, little Reese ... Ginger's girl ... looking out of that one eye!
All the wee ones splashing in the kiddie pool. What you don't see is that the adults were in it too!
Here's our June birthday boys ... all starting with "B's". Bomps, Boyd, Bryant, and Ben. Bomps, Ben, and Bryant all share the same birthday, the 21st of June. If you look closely at Ben and Bryant they both have drawn-on moustaches and Bryant has a uni-brow. (Thanks to Angie and Laurel!) All of the little kids wanted moustaches too, including the girls, so Angie and Laurel obliged.
Ben looking at his new $10 birthday bill. I told the September birthdays that if Granny doesn't get a job by then, they won't be getting 'diddly squat' for their birthday! I think he ate part of his moustache!
Tonight I got to pick up our granddaughter Sarah from the airport. She's 11 years old and looks like she's about 18! She's almost as tall as me and she's gorgeous. She's going to stay with Laurel and Ginger for three weeks. They're going to Yellowstone Park, Lagoon, swimming, and just hanging out with family.
So this is really it ... D-day. I guess I could still change my mind about the surgery, but I won't. I've been fairly calm today thinking about how I'll feel tomorrow. I guess the hard part is realizing that I feel so good now and know that I'm going to feel not so hotsy totsy tomorrow after the surgery. I had Sarah take a picture of me just a few minutes ago. I'll wear the same clothes each time I take a picture and post my weight and progress with the diet and exercise. Normally when I pose for pictures I stand behind someone or turn half-way to the side so you can't see all of me. Here I am in all my glory ... all 250 pounds of me. It will be fun taking you on my weight loss journey as you help support me with your words of encouragement. By the way, thanks to everyone who has e-mailed, commented, and called, wishing me well wishes and keeping me in their prayers. I love you all!
If I feel well enough I'll have Lynn bring me the laptop so I can post how I'm feeling tomorrow and tell you all about the surgery.
Oh ... the cleansing part. It didn't dawn on me until after I drank the bottle of 'stuff' at 6:00 p.m. that I had to pick up Sarah from the airport at 9:00. Luckily, I didn't have to do the 'rocky mountain quick-step' while picking her up at the gate. Doing fine in that department. The 'stuff' wasn't bad to drink and kinda tasted good ... lemony and fizzy.
Thanks again family and friends. Off to a new start tomorrow! Hope I'm as chipper tomorrow as I am tonight!