Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ladies weekend

So as you might have already figured out by reading previous posts…my family is super awesome and they love to have a good time.  One of the things my dad’s sisters/my grandma/close female family friends/other aunts/cousins have done over the years is an annual ladies weekend.  I have been attending this weekend for the last 9 years…but it has been going on far longer than that.  It is awesome, it is hilarious, it is crazy…and it is my family!!!  We usually head up to Put-in-Bay for a long weekend…there is also usually some sort of “gift” that someone comes up with as the theme for the weekend…we want to be set apart from the masses, and we usually have no problem doing that!!!


Below are a few pics from previous years to give you a little taste of the awesomeness you are missing out on":

Pirate themed weekend…

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This picture just makes me laugh…out loud…super hard.  My weirdo cousins reenacting a pirate fight scene…totally normal!


Biker chick theme…hanging out with Mike Maddogg Adams:our favorite performer/comedian/singer on the island!  Look very closely and you will see that my darling grandma has a spiked collar on, why wouldn’t she?

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Now if there is one thing we love more than a good theme is good wine.  On the way up to Put-in-Bay we make it a habit to stop off at Firelands Winery for a wine tasting.  We also usually get some sort of crazy group picture on the steps…hence the photos below

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 On to this year’s festivities…we decided to switch it up and head to Kelly’s Island…but since we still LOVE wine we couldn’t leave out Firelands Winery!  I personally love that grandma is holding a brown paper bag…the woman is READY to get her party on at ladies weekend :)

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This picture probably best describes the weekend…sike…but seriously we drank Lemoncello a lot on the ride up and we talked about Christian Grey a lot the entire trip so naturally I felt this picture was necessary?!?!


Celebrated my aunt Rosemary’s 50th year of life (so her birthday was last summer, but better late than never we figured!)


Grandma and a giant chair…why not?


Blood Mary garden…err…drink.  It was A-MAZE-ING!!!


Pool time…we don’t like to drink beer or do Jell-O shots…what gave you that idea?!?


Precious Kelly innocently dumping her cooler out on the nice aunts in the pool..haha! I love their reaction and the grin on Kelly’s face :)


Group photo (we have no idea who those gentlemen are in the background btw)  Theme for this year are the wine grape necklaces we are all wearing.  Less flashy but still pretty darn cute if I do say so myself. (My mom, sister and I actually made them so I might be a little biased)


All in all…ladies weekend is always a blast.  It is all about hanging with family, catching up on everyone’s lives, drinking, eating and laughing so hard it feels like you did a million crunches.  My family is amazing and I know I am incredibly lucky to be apart of this weekend every year and to be apart of a group of people and women who aren’t afraid to let loose, get a little crazy/silly and have a good time.  They don’t always take life so seriously and I think that makes life pretty darn fun!


  1. What a fun weekend! It all looks like you guys had a blast :)

  2. Just came across your blog- found you through the Ohio blog meet-up link. I just wanted to say hi and I look forward to meeting you {hopefully I can come. I was late to find out, so I was late to RSVP}.

  3. H...Yes it was soooo much fun, I am blessed with such a great family and love every minute of spending time with them.
    Lindsay...I am so glad you found my blog and I hope you can make the meet-up this Sunday because I would love to meet you too!

  4. Abby, You are the luckiest girl in the world to have such a super fun and close family. This post made me so happy for you! This is Anita... I don't know how to sign this with my name so maybe you can help me when I get back to school. haha

  5. Anita...of course I can help you put a face to your mysterious postings, HA! Thanks for your kind words...I do feel so lucky to have an amazing and fun family..and crazy! You are welcome any time...I think you would fit right in:)