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Just keep fwimming

Yesterday Shannon & Emily met me over at Papa & Gigi’s house.  P&G were still at church.  We let ourselves in, changed into our swimsuits, put on sunscreen & hit the pool!   We swam for a long time.  It was fun playing with Emmy & chatting with Shannon.  Emily LOVES to “fwim”.  Gah she is just so cute!  I wish I had a waterproof camera, I’d have taken a ton of pictures.  P & G got home from church and came out to say hello.  A little bit later we went in for lunch. Emily! Gigi had a nice spread out for us.  Gigi gave Emily a cute little necklace- a clear crown that lights up with lcd lights.  Well Em just loved it.  And Papa & Gigi fell in love with her, calling her a darling and a delight.  Emily fell right back in love…with Papa.  She liked Gigi just fine but Papa was the talk of the day.  “Papa fwim?  Where Papa?  Papa outside?”  If you mentioned her necklace it was “Papa gave it to me.”  What can I say, Papa’s a ladies man!

Shannon & Emily left after lunch & Gigi & I pulled up the famous wedding dance video so Papa could see it.  If you haven’t seen it get ready to just love it!  I adore these people.  This video makes you want to be there.  Such a joyful scene!  Well, it brought tears to my eyes.  Gigi’s too.  We couldn’t wait to see Papa’s reaction.  The older he gets the more emotional he gets.  Well, bless his heart, by the end of it he was practically weeping.  Wiping his face, he was all overcome.  So cute!

We went downstairs and watched a couple movies.  Then I went home.  By the time I got home I was ON FIRE.  Dumb me didn’t reapply my sunscreen.  I haven’t had a burn in years and I’m not thrilled about this AT ALL.  I tossed and turned all night last night.  Just couldn’t get comfy.  I twittered about my situation and my tweet posted on my Facebook page too.  Luckily I have some super smart girlfriends who hooked me up with great suggestions.  The one repeated the most was vinegar.  I’m burned mostly on my shoulders, chest, upper back & face so a vinegar bath would have been difficult.  Instead I soaked some cloth napkins in vinegar and tied them around my upper self.  That way a napkin covered each shoulder and part of my back, and one covered my chest.  I look like a smelly superhero.  Captain Whitey!  Able to burn to a crisp in a single afternoon!  It is working though.  I foresee a much more comfortable night’s sleep tonight.  Thank you my ladies! xo

6 thoughts on “Just keep fwimming”

  1. You friends daughter is a cutie patootie!

    I am glad you are feeling better.

    Isn’t that a great video! I posted it on my facebook.


  2. Emily is adorable!

    An I’m so sorry to hear about the burn. We did that last year at Blizzard Beach. We put on Bullfrog (waterproof sunblock) and TOTALLY forgot to reapply a few hours later. Well, I was burnt, but Terry was a crispy critter…he was burnt REALLY BAD. I mean, like…couldn’t move, blisters on his shoulders, bad. Oh, I feel so sorry for him. All of the rest of the photos after that…you can see where the blisters on his shoulders are popping and making these odd wet spots on the shoulders of his shirts. Poor guy! 😦


  3. I feel so bad you got burned. I was a little pink on my face, but not too bad. I know i put a ton of sun screen on your back. BOO!! It *was* really hot, so I’m going to blame the sun. But still, I feel bad.

    Emily asked this morning when I put her in the car, Miss Shanny fwim? She had a blast. And she wears her Poppa glassace (necklace in emmyville) all the time. She loves that thing!!


    1. Don’t feel bad! It was totally my fault. In the pool I was having too much fun to realize how much sun I was getting & I spaced out on reapplying. Aw, I loooove her! And you of course!


  4. Oh no!! I haven’t heard of the vinegar bath before, I will have to keep it in mind. I love using fresh aloe and I recently found an aloe cream that works quite well. I have pale skin too so I know all about the burning.


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