Wordless Wednesday: Now on Thursday, and WITH words!

I’m such a rugged individualist.

OK, so I’m in Arkansas with Madi on a whirlwind trip home– it’s her spring break, but not Charlotte’s, so this is a quickie trip with just the two of us instead of a leisurely trip with the whole fam. Thanks to Mom’s next door neighbor’s (spotty) wifi, I can post– but not very well, hence the day late/dollar short nod to Wordless Wednesday.

Here are some scattered shots of our Homecoming cruise– it was truly SO weird to not have Madi there, but we did manage to soldier on…

15 Responses

  1. jonny

    Wow !! Wonderful photos !!! Thanks for sharing = )

  2. bettyrwoodward

    Amazing photos. Thank you. Do you happen to know what sort of bird it was?

  3. LindaB

    OH MY WORD, TORI! That picture of you in the hat is soooo cute! And I like the way Char is wearing so many hats these days. She is adorable in them! (Russ looks good, hat or no hat.)

  4. tori

    jonny: Thanks– makes me want to go back!

    bettyrwoodward: I think it was a tropical bird called a bananaquit– I’ve seen them in the Caribbean and Hawaii too, they are brazen food snatchers!

    LindaB: I love hats because I have bad hair, Char loves them because she’s 15 and expressing herself and Russ rarely wears them because he has a head the size of a bowling ball. In a good way.

  5. LindaB

    What do you mean you have “bad hair”??? Poppycock!

  6. jonny

    Have to agree with Former’s ‘Poppycock’ !! And looks like Char’s great hair has come from both of you = )

  7. rachelbaker

    Beautiful, beautiful photos.

  8. rachelbaker

    Oh, and I rarely wear hats for the same reason as Russ (sad, but true). The only hats I don’t look ridiculous in are cowboy hats and baseball caps anyway (it seems I was born on the wrong side of the Atlantic).

  9. Barbara M. Lloyd

    Your pictures are beautiful…especially those of you and the family.

    Gracious, back in my day we wore hats to everything. They were the in-thing. Then the beehive hair style came along and hats went out. For the last year or two I believe they have been fighting their way back in….and I love ‘em. You and your girls wear them especially well….adorably so.

  10. LindaB

    Did I mention that I LOVE BOWLING? ;)

  11. jonny

    As do I, LB !! = )

    I think hats started going out for men, or became less popular, in the 70’s when men stopped going to the barbers and had more expensive, stylish hair cuts in ‘beauty saloons’ !! They also started blow-drying their hair at that time for the fist time as well = /

  12. Gramma Jac

    So I just joined the Green Hat society (Girl Scouts over a certain age). I too look bad in hats–but I found one I liked and the rest of the Green Hatters liked.Then I sent my husband a photo of me in the hat–and he said I look like a bag lady!!!!!

    BTW, remember my broken shoulder and months typing one-handed. It didn’t recover full mobility, so I had surgery yesterday–so am one-handed again!

  13. MostlySunny

    Beautiful! Good time of year to go. I haven’t been to San Juan in years but I recognized the blue cobble stones and the fort – Cristobal — didn’t look like El Moro. Love the hats. I have one exactly like Char’s.

    My tour season starts in 2 weeks – so if any of you happen to be in Washington, DC and see a group of 7th & 8th graders tromping along the mall – it just might be me in the lead keeping them on schedule and wearing them out (so they don’t cause trouble at the hotel at night!). Will be busy thru June! I’ll be wearing Char’s hat!

  14. jonny

    Will keep your one handedness situation in prayer, Gramma Jac !! And thanks for the prayers for Maria and myself ! Neat things seem to be happening there again lately = )

    And all the best with the tour, MostlySunny ! If anyone could wear out a group of 7th & 8th graders, I’m sure it’s you ; )

  15. auburn60

    I love San Juan…mainly the food.

    As a lifetime Girl Scout I CAN WEAR GREEN HATS!?! Who knew?

    Char has gorgeous hair and I always want to start braiding it and feeling the thickness of it and just playing with it like I used to do when my girls were little. And Charlotte always looks at me funny. She probably wears hats when I’m around so i won’t touch her hair.

    I look like Little Orphan Annie in any hat, with my hair springing out in every direction. Sigh.

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