Monday, March 22, 2010


I honestly don't know if I am going to be able to express just how "perky" I am! My Melly is here and how I am enjoying her. She arrived about 9:30 Sat. night and the two of us sat up chatting until almost midnight before it occurred to us that we have A WHOLE WEEK to chat, haha. It really is funny how much better a conversation is in person. Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for the telephone, text messages, and facebook, but they really do pale in comparison. Anyway, we finally headed off to bed. The next day as we were getting ready for Jess & Phil's engagement party, I was reminded how wonderful it is to have her in the house to get ready with. She fixed my hair for me and I modeled all my tops for her to get her opinion. We finally headed off for Long Beach and wonderful time at the party. It was at the Long Beach Yacht Club and it was such a nice day with beautiful surroundings. They had soo many hors douvers that looked sooo wonderful I am not going to lie, it was VERY DIFFICULT for me to resist them. But I am happy to report that I did, sticking to the fresh veggie tray which was really pretty good. It was just such a fun day. The future bride and groom were happy and darling to watch. Jess & Mel were glad to see each other and had a good time together as always. We left the party about 7 and went to have dinner at Kings Fish House. I had a wonderful Salmon, and was quite the happy camper. By the time we got back home we were all pretty tired and headed off to bed. Today Mel & I had the WHOLE day to ourselves. Soo wonderful. We had our breakfast and coffee together chatting away in our chairs like she had never left. Then we headed out for a little shopping. We had a good time as always. She tried on clothes and I sat giving my opinion. We bought nothing but some makeup and then went to get Sushi for lunch. The food was wonderful, but the company was wonderous. We talked and talked. After lunch we decided to see a movie and went and saw Remember Me. It was actually quite depressive, but we both enjoyed it anyway. I loved sitting with her at a movie again while whispering back and forth about what we thought. We were practically alone in the theater (apparently not the popular thing to do on a Mon. afternoon, haha) so don't think our "talking" bothered anyone. After the movie we stopped to get a frozen yogurt before heading back home. Tonight she is having dinner with her 3 good friends and will spend the evening catching up with them. This gave me the opportunity to make up the slide show of the engagement party and post this. I am just soo grateful that I am feeling 100% this week. God is soo good. I know I will probably go into somewhat of a slump when she heads off again in a few days, but I am refusing to not let myself go there and take from any of the good times that still lay ahead. I am just so giddy.

I am going to post a couple of pics that didn't fit very well in the slide show slot, or that I thought were just good enough to get another posting.
Mel & Jess at the party.  They looked soo cute.  It was just beautiful outside.

Just thought they looked soo cute here

My sisters and Mel & Jess

Full length shot

Mel & I and Jess & Danae.  We try to take our pic together at major events in our life.  We have just a few of this "pose" of us together since the girls were really little.

I can't believe I am actually posting this, lol....We call this the Class "lemon face" We have a few of these unformately as well.  Our kids think it's quite funny.  I DEFINITELY have the most lemony look of the group, haha

The girls have been doing this silly pose since they were about 10 years old.  No occasion is complete without it apparently, lol

Ok, now here is the slide show...Remember to turn off my music on the right hand side and click full screen to watch.  Hit the escape key on your computer to exist.  ENJOY....I'll post more pics (I am sure you are all on the tips of your seats, haha) if I get the chance later in the week.  Meanwhile know that this gal over here is smiling big....

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  1. The pictures are great! So thankful you are feeling better and spending time with your beautiful daughter. I have 4 daughters (the last 2 were identical twins) and we have a ball together. have a wonderful day!

  2. Debbie,so happy you are back to your old self to enjoy Melly's visit and the party and all!!! The pics are adorable! Those sunset pics are so beautiful with the purples in there. The girls are radiant. Such beauties. And I love the one of the sisters! You all look a lot alike! Enjoy your visit!!! Where was the harbor?

  3. Glad you are feeling good and able to really enjoy your week with Melly!!

    The pictures look great. Looks like it was a really fun party.

    Have fun this week!

  4. What fun pictures!! I don't think I've heard of the lemon face pose but the "bird man" as we call it is a classic!! I just LOVE it when my Em does my makeup...and gives me fashion advice! What fun!! Hope the rest of the week is just as spectacular!!

  5. So glad that you are feeling better. Right on time to enjoy your daughter's company, most of all! Those pictures are all beautiful. What fun time you all had! Thank you for sharing and God bless you and your family.

  6. What great pictures! Looks like a beautiful place to have a party. Glad you're doing better and are able to enjoy your daughter's visit!

  7. So glad that you are back!! I can just see you grinning while reading this post!! I knew you'd be enjoying your time with Mel! I know that I say this everytime you post pictures of her, but she really is a beautiful girl! Love those lemon faces, they cracked me up!! Enjoy Debbie!

  8. Hi Perky Debbie,
    Love seeing you back and enjoying your visit with Mel. Love these pictures, looks like a great party in a great location. I love the pic with your sisters but I have to say the pucker shot makes me smile.
    Welcome back.

  9. Happy Thursday, Deb! Hope you and Mel have a great day much longer is she here?? Hope that you are feeling great - and all this fun is not draining your energy (at least not too much!) :)

    Hugs friend,


  10. I'm so glad you linked up for Thankful Thursday. How fun to have your daughter home for a visit and a party. The photos are wonderful! How beautiful everyone is, especially your Mel. She's gorgeous!

    I so miss the ocean. I loved seeing the boats and the water in the background. I grew up on Long Island, NY across from the boat docks. Living in Phoenix is quite different.

    Enjoy the rest of your visit.


  11. You sound so happy, that makes me smile.

  12. Wow, the pictures are great! All of you are surely having a very blessed time :) Thank God for giving you so many precious loved ones and blessing your time with them, especially with Mel. May you continue to enjoy lovely time together.


  13. You girls are all just BEAUTIFUL!! I am soo glad you have enjoyed your precious family this week! Enjoy every minute my glad you are doing better ~ God is sooo good!
    Love you

  14. Hi Debbie,
    I love weddings and sweet post, This has been so fun for me to read. I so enjoyed reading of yours and Mels time together, it is like reading of Susan and I together, picking up where we left off.. Aren't we two lucky girls to have two beautiful girls? You look wonderful. I also enjoyed all the pics. too.thank you for sharing,

    Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement They meant so much to me. I am so thankful for the friends that God has blessed me with.

    I will be thinking and praying for you as Mel goes home.
    Much love, and Hugs,


I am so glad that you would take the time to comment on my thoughts and feelings, it is such a blessing to me!