Making Memories

Recently I returned from a trip to Florida to visit my folks.

Our entire family was there last summer to celebrate our Yankee Doodle Dandy’s 95th birthday. It was a wonderful celebration and provided lots and lots of special memories.

Happy Birthday

This year it was just me visiting but we returned to the scene of last year’s party to celebrate the 96th birthday.


We are pretty sure we know who sent the rainbow over mom’s shoulder.

The folks and I shopped, enjoyed some wonderful meals and great wine and went to the Clearwater Aquarium to see Winter, the star of the movie “A Dolphin’s Tale”.

Dolphin Tale

Next I’m heading to Montana with our college pals to see this guy:

Last year it was a gals’ trip went but this year we’ve decided to include the husbands. Hosted by our fabulously generous friends, Ellen and John, we will be hiking, rafting, laughing and creating more memories together. All while enjoying this gorgeous scenery.

Glacier National Park

Stay tuned for more reports from the trail!

Glacier National Park

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  1. Mo… Love the pics! The shirts are so cute! Have a wonderful time with your friends. Safe travels. xxoo

  2. Such a great pic of your parents! Have fun in Montana 🙂
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  3. What a fantastic family photo from last year! It sounds like you had a special day this year too even though it was just the three of you. Isn’t it wonderful to spend time with our parents? I don’t get to see my mom who also lives in Florida nearly enough. Have an amazing trip to Montana with your friends and I can’t wait to hear all about it (I know it will involve WINE!) xoxo

  4. You saw the REAL Winter?! My kids will be so jealous! Love the rainbow in the background! Hope y’all have a fabulous girls + hubbies weekend!! :)-Ashley
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    • Yes, the real Winter! She was not wearing her prosthetic tail but it was on the deck for visitors to see. We also saw a great film about the making of the movie. Then, we bought the DVD in the gift shop and capped off the day with a glass of wine and movie night!
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  5. Oh that rainbow … lovely. What a lovely family photo – I see a lot of family resemblance there!
    Have a wonderful time in Montana Mo. Gather lots and lots of happy memories. I’ve not been there yet. Hope to go soon!
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  6. Hope you have a wonderful time in Montana!
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  7. Enjoy your trip! You should have let me know you were going, I have a really nice boss now and I could have come down and seen all of you!

  8. Glacier National Park is the definition of awesome and majestic. Have a great time! Your mom & dad look so good! You are obviously blessed with good genes and moving your way through a long happy life yourself. Happy continued summer fun to you!
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  9. The rainbow is perfect and you are exactly right, sent from a very special person!
    Little boy will think it very cool that you met winter. I just want to know if you saw Harry.
    Have a wonderful trip in Montana and tell the gang, hi.

  10. I love all fun traveling you get to do. Hiking, rafting, wine, laughs? Totally using you as my role model when my kid is out of the house 😉
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  11. Enjoy your trip – sounds super fun!!
    Happy 96th to your step-dad – so very awesome!!!
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  12. Have a wonderful time, Mo!
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  13. Those mountains look stunning. Though as a vegetarian, I could pass on seeing the animal heads.
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    • Hahaha! The moose head was here when our friends bought the house. Although none of us are vegetarians, we are also not hunters so we won’t be adding any new “trophies” to the wall.
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  14. Looks like you are off to a wonderful trip! The moose head would kind of freak me out a little bit, I think. I am hoping to see a live one on our trip to Alaska!
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    • Last year on our girls’ trip to Montana we named the moose Paddy O’Moose so that took all the scary away! I can’t wait to hear about your trip to Alaska – it’s on my list!
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  15. Hope there’s good wine in Montana – have a great trip Mo! And the rainbow made me smile 🙂
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  16. Hope you are having a wonderful time!
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  17. Fun times! Glad you got to get together with your friends and their husbands this time around. You seemed to have enjoyed yourself!
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  18. wonderful memories. i want to go to glacier national park one day!
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