Weekly Happenings – Reunions, Gator Gear & the Stomach Flu

///Weekly Happenings – Reunions, Gator Gear & the Stomach Flu

Weekly Happenings – Reunions, Gator Gear & the Stomach Flu

Hey y’all!

This week has been filled with all sorts of highs and lows.  On a high note my three best friends from high school, who now live around the country, all flew in for Labor Day weekend to have a mini-reunion and celebrate all of our summer birthdays.

We all got together last year for my Labor Day baby shower and had such a great time that we decided to do it again.

The group included my friend Rebecca’s baby too!  So we had a full house of babies, dogs and old friends.

Unfortunately, I came down with what we thought was food poisoning on Saturday.  It hit quick and went away in about 24 hours so we thought we were all ok until the twins and the Hubs both got sick too.

Despite all the hosts getting sick, we still made the best of it by enjoying our time at home and catching up on old stories.  I laughed as much as I have in years.

Sadly all my friends left sick too.  It was such an awful sidebar to an otherwise amazing time catching up with old friends.   None of us felt like getting dressed up or putting on cute outfits so I really don’t even have any good photos of us all.

We got one of us before we left though – no makeup and all.

I also spent a lot of the weekend and week watching news about Hurricane Dorian.  If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile you may have noticed that Hurricane Dorian hit the place in the Bahamas I love to visit so much… the Abacos.

The island I write about all the time, Elbow Cay, took a direct hit and is truly devasted.  30% of the structures on the island were demolished and another 70% are damaged to severely damaged.  Most of the docks are unusable and 99% of the boats sunk.  The island we land on when we fly in, Marsh Harbor, is the one you’ve seen photos of on the news.  The entire place looks like it was leveled and so many people are left with nothing.  The destruction is unprecedented.

I have never seen anything like it before and my heart is truly broken.  This was an amazing corner of the world.

What to do in Hope Town Bahamas

I did some research this week and it looks like this or this is the place to donate if you directly want to help the people and places you’ve read about in my blogs through the years.  The fire department on the island endorsed those and say the money is going to go directly to them to help with immediate and long term needs.

To end this week on a slightly less depressing note, we had a blast at Kindermusik this week!

The boys really seem to be enjoying the class and I do too.

AND I got the boys their first Gators outfits!  Bring on football season.

Hope y’all have a blessed weekend.  I am looking forward to a nice calm weekend with less puking. šŸ™‚

By | 2019-09-06T10:00:35-04:00 September 6th, 2019|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun|3 Comments


  1. Joan September 6, 2019 at 10:13 am - Reply

    I’ll say “”amen” to the puking. I hope you all have a good weekend.
    I have felt so bad for the folks in the Bahamas. I’ve been praying for them. There’s nothing green left. The trees are stripped bare.
    The boys are growing up so fast. They looked cute in their Gator onesie. Thanks for the update!

  2. Lisa Ballantyne September 6, 2019 at 9:02 am - Reply

    So sorry that your reunion was marred by the stomach flu! I hope you are doing much better today! And on a happier note, the Kindermusik sounds like a fun thing to do with Hunter and Jackson! I wish such a program had been available here when Erik was the twins’ age, but he is very musically gifted regardless…..plays bass guitar in an Asheville-based metal band.

    I wish you and yours a blessed and “flu-free” weekend!

  3. Wendy September 6, 2019 at 7:06 am - Reply

    YIkes to the stomach flu! What a shame you all got so sick!

    The boys and I did Kindermusik when they were little too. It was so fun and really gave them a life long love of music.

    Such a terrible tragedy in the Bahamas. I can’t imagine.

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