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Florida Fam Fest 2009- Days 1 & 2

Florida Family Fest 2009 began Tuesday night.  I got the call around 6:30 that my bio father (from here on referred to as BF) & my Nanny (my grandmother) had arrived at my sister Sara’s house.  So I went over to Sara’s for some visiting & picture viewing.  After a couple hours Nanny was ready to go to bed.  I brought her home and set her up in our guest room.  She brought her little dog Molly with her.  So cute! DSC_3685She is the sweetest little dog.  She sleeps in a big Easter egg basket.  Nanny was a little worried that the pugs wouldn’t like Molly but our girls all got along just fine.  Kiki & my Molly weren’t all that interested, but Zoe fell in love.  I don’t think she’s ever met an animal smaller than she, so it was a big deal.

Yesterday Nanny & I had breakfast at my house, visited for a while then went to Sara’s for lunch.  We played some Rummikub and Phase 10.  My BIL Marc made some bbq for us for lunch.  After lunch we visited some more then Sara, Jacob, Nanny & I came back to my house.  Nanny went upstairs for a nap, Sara & Jacob played the wii, & I got dinner going.

At 4:30 the doorbell rang.  Dinner wasn’t until 6.  I was busy making the sauce for my lasagne so Sara asked if she should answer the door.  I said it was probably a solicitor (we’re a new neighborhood & have lots of those), so she could ignore it.  Well, the doorbell just kept ringing.  Sara opened the door and from the kitchen I heard a surprised “Hey!”  I came out of the kitchen to see my great Uncle Ray from Ohio!  He’s Nanny’s brother.  He was driving his 4 grandkids to Florida and was passing through Charlotte.  He punched my address into his TomTom and dropped in!  Yikes!  Now my dinner for 5 adults and 2 kids just turned into dinner for 10 adults & 2 kids!  Dear Jesus, please work your Loaves & Fishes magic! Continue reading “Florida Fam Fest 2009- Days 1 & 2”