Hello, friends. Sorry I have been slow to catch up on my blogging. I have Memorial Day pics. Standby. I wanted to post on Tuesday but when I logged on to do so, I saw that Typepad has some new way of doing things and then after a 12 hour work day, I just wasn't up for it.
So, that's my excuse. Hope they're worth waiting for.
First, I have to say SOMETHING about this new Scott McClellan book that's coming out. I, along with a lot of other people in Washington (not that I'm some huge insider or anything) am SHOCKED. It's so scandalous! And yesterday with all of the non-stop buzz, I thought I was getting overexposed and I was over it – but now that I'm at work – I'm way into it again. Can't wait to see the Today Show interview with McClellan today, I hope somebody gets Tony Snow's take on it, and I can't wait to read the book myself!
Speaking of the Today, and all things network news – did y'all see the "Big 3" appearing on all the network news morning shows yesterday? Katie, Brian and Charlie – all together! They were on CBS at 7:30, NBC at 8:00 and GMA at 8:30. GMA's was my favorite – especially knowing that Robin Roberts is fighting Cancer right now and Charlie bought a star for her! So sweet. Oh, I guess I forgot to mention why they were all coming together, duh. It was to promote this new initiative, "Stand Up to Cancer." I am realizing just how many families have to face this devastating disease more and more and it breaks my heart. I think it's great that the networks are teaming up, like they did after 9/11 and the Tsunami to raise money to fight Cancer.
You can read more about it here.
Okay, now I'm going to try to post the pictures from my trip to Nags Head with Ann to visit my family for Memorial Day weekend – wish me luck… this new picture uploading thingy is kind of weirding me out a little… (Edit: clearly I don't know how to line the pictures up… I hope you don't get lost below)
Ann and I road-tripping. Of course, Interstate 95 was a disaster (as usual) but we made the best of it.
Here we are taking a gross picture of ourselves.
I had to take a picture of this van because it reminded me of the van my dad drove when I was a kid.
I liked to call it "Sweet Pickles."
Thank God I did not ever have to drive it, really.
This is my nephew's boat.
Ain't it cute?
Jorden said "Yes, my bathing suit matches my boat."
Ain't he cute?
Why do kids grow up when you aren't looking?
I hate it.. because it makes me feel old.
JT's friend wakeboarding.
All I remember about this kid is that he's a chef.
An important quality in a man.
It was tough.
I've told you before about how Ann and I take horrible pictures together. This time, it was apparently my turn to look horrible.
Seriously – did my hair blow off or what?
Would you look at these boys?
Seriously – Jorden and Colby are such studs!
Would you look at this dog? Would you believe it's a puggle?
Her name is Mocha. And I don't think she could look anything less like Brokaw and still be a puggle.
Speaking of Brokaw – he went to the beach for only the second time in his life, and he was loving it!
He was a little freaked out by the waves.
I think he's afraid of rip currents.
He was big into the sand, though. Almost too much. He was eating it – GROSS!
He loved being on my Mom's boat.
Big weekend for Brokaw, a.k.a starfish killer, a.k.a. carpet eater.
This is my Mom's house.
Ain't it cute?
I have no business doing so.
I told you, scary. Shield your childrens' eyes. Don't say I didn't warn you.
And don't comment unless you're going to tell me how great I look. Even if you're lying, I don't care.
Good thing I already have a man that loves me for what's on the inside
This is my Mom.
Ain't she cute?
She's been looking good in a bathing suit for as long as I can remember.
Naah. I love her.
I realized this weekend that we not only have the same smile, but we have the same laugh.
The real laugh, the one from the gut that you can't stop.
It's scary. Gilmore-ish, really. She's the deal.
I think I have this same picture of Dave every year for like the last 5 years.
This is my stepdad Dave's brother Steve's son, Stevie.
Welcome to my family!
This photo speaks volumes.
She runs a tight ship.
And that's all she wrote.
I think that's about all the internet can handle for one day.