birthday weekend wrap-up

Okay, so I said I was writing this the other night, but I got distracted by something shiny and well, here we are. I spent last weekend with my girlfriends scrapbooking in a swamp (not jungle) in one of the state parks. 

IMG_1493Two years ago when we went to the cabins for Celebrity Death Watch Weekend, Bethy and I saw a sign on the way that said "fresh yard egg."  I'm not sure, but I would take that to mean they have one egg for sale. Disappointingly, the sign was gone this year (so, I am led to believe the egg was in fact SOLD). 

Just when we thought there were no fun signs to take pictures of, God sent us this sign in front of the Springfield United Methodist Church. I always knew that Jesus was my BFF, but now I've seen the sign.

Does it get better than that? I think not.

You know I'm right.


Bethy and I said a lot of "oh, this looks familiar" and "were we supposed to turn there?"once we got closer to the state park. Fortunately for you, I didn't take any pictures of the custom slaughterhouse we passed right before entering the park. Yes, I said custom slaughterhouse.

But I did get this picture for you.


Did you know you can get gift cards for the Louisiana State Parks? Oh yeah, you know what I'm getting all of you for Christmas. Buy yours today!

We had a great weekend. I haven't had such a good time in a long while. We ate (a lot), laughed (a lot), and scrapbooked (some) for 2 1/2 days. Plus, it was my birfday. And I will admit to falling out of my chair while laughing and telling a story. If you know me, you know I can get excited telling a story, but this may be the first time I fell out of a chair. I sprained my wrist. My friends thought it was part of my story. It wasn't. 

My friends got a cheesecake with my name on it, only it said this:


Yep, it was spelled with an I, so Melissa tried to fix it with a piece of string or something. Yes, those are animal print candles, because I deserve the very best. It should be noted that the person who wrote on this cake makes their capital H's the same way I do — I don't believe I've seen that before. Interesting.

Let's get to the best part of the weekend — the quotes that are suitable for t-shirts. Most of them are from Stacy because she is the bomb. She gives us pearls of wisdom in a very matter-of-fact manner that is all Stacy.

"You always cover a lie with the truth." – Stacy

"How did we go through two rolls of toilet paper in two hours?" – Melissa

"Who is Betty Ford?" – Megan

"I know the Betty Ford Clinic!" Stacy

"Why are we watching Matlock?" – me. You can substitute "Matlock" with Ghost Whisperer, Murder She Wrote, Swamp People, and the final minutes of the BET Awards. Oh, and Celebrity Rehab.

"Kerry, Google 'Amy Fisher,' let's see what her face used to look like." – Stacy

"You know the story of Ruth and Naomi — it's kind of like The Judds." – me.

"Is this Megan's aunt of something or is this a Bible story? Did I black out for a minute?" – Melissa

I'm telling you more so you'll see how perfect Stacy's next quote is. The name Ruth was brought up for some reason. I said "like Ruth in the Bible," Melissa doubted my knowledge that there was a Ruth in the Bible, so I started to tell the story, then I told Beth to tell it because I knew she could tell it better (and I get the names mixed up). Naomi was Ruth's mother-in-law and her son died. Ruth said, "Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me." (Ruth 1:16–17 NKJV) Also, in the story, Ruth stole from a field belonging to a man named Boaz whom she later marries.

Okay — had to tell you that so you would see the beauty in this:

"This is kind of off the subject, but the same. There was this woman who stole from the Shweggman's in Hammond who became the manager." – Stacy

"I don't want to go to Disney, I want to see Hogwarts." – Stacy

"Google that bitch." – Stacy. I really need that on a t-shirt.

"We can't cure cancer, but we can make fake testicles for dogs." – AB

"She keeps a bar of soap at the end of her bed to ward of evil spirits." -Stacy

"…and then they gave the bird a tiny transfusion." – Beth

"People posting status updates about running is offensive to me. It is offensive to my laziness." – AB

"My favorite afro was from Ice Cube…" – Stacy


And that's it. Oh, and I printed the picture below of an old man with cornrows in a library and gave a copy to each of my friends as the customary "happy" for the weekend. From now on when I give picture frames as gifts, I'm putting this photo in the frame.

And that's the tale of my weekend at the cabin. The end.


  1. I believe it was Stacy who asked if she blacked out. I know for a fact I was coherent the entire weekend as I was on a sugar high that kept me up til tuesday!

  2. Okay, maybe it was Stacy. Regardless, it was funny. Next time we’ll have to have less sugar. And I thought Stacy was bringing the margarita machine. What happened to that?

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