Originally we were going to head down to the little town my family is from. One of my cousins was going to have a birthday party for her son at my aunt's house but my cousin's grandmother on her dad's side is not doing well, so it got canceled. Rather than stay here and be bored all day long, my God parents invited us out to the lake with them. Here are a bunch and not all of the pictures that my God mother took yesterday.
My cousin, Amanda. Now to help you understand everything. My bios husband is cousin's with Amanda's dad. I've known her since the day she was born and I am very proud of the choices she is making in her life right now. My God parents and many of my relatives all lived in the same apartment complex growing up and some of us still hang out.
I was sad that Jill, Jonathan and Joel weren't with us but I have to give their dad some of the time during the summer too. Beebs and Nick had a good time but my gosh they glow in the dark.
This one also deserves some explaining. Brandon (the boy in the pic) is the son of Sandy and Rodney. Rodney is the brother of Amanda's mom, so really not my cousin but it's just easier to say that we are cousins so in essence, Brandon is also my cousin. I am hoping we are going to be able to get Beebs and Jill into the same school as him when we move in the fall.
Jules and Bubba on the tube.
My sweet nephew, Alexis or Bubba as we call him. He is going to be 20 in a few weeks which makes this girl feel really old considering I remember the day he was born. Bubba has Spina Bifida but can do anything you and I can do and let's nothing and I mean nothing, hold him back. Isn't he cute?
My God mother, Cuca. Of course Cuca is not her legal name but it is her real name. This lady stuck by my side through all the crazy junk I went through and showed me how to be the mother I am today and the grandmother I want to be one day.
My God sister, Musica and my husband. I have no idea what they were talking about but it must have been funny
Isn't G cute?
Hannah is my new friend (maybe not after posting this pic since she said she didn't like it lol). She fits right in with the rest of our craziness.
Mikey is an MMA fighter. He isn't actually hurt his mom but it was crazy that the cops passed right by and never stopped. Looking at some of the pictures I feel like we are the Gorgas and Wikilies from HONJ.
On the right is my God father and I waving at my God mother who is taking our picture from shore.
You can't tell by seeing how much of a beached whale I look like in this picture but I actually lost 10 pounds so far.
JT was dubbed Mr. Amazing...yeah right, if they only knew lol.
Kim is so cute.
This picture does not even begin to explain the amount of people who were at the lake.
I think she likes him.
This is Marvin who is Brandon's football coach. Proof we accept and take on everyone. If you come out with us once, you are automatically part of the family. Wait until I post the holiday pictures.
My God father and I. Can you tell I am having a blast?
Sorry single ladies....he's taken.
I love my sister so much.
I love her so much I'll push her by her booty to help her get up on the boat.
I love this picture of my sister and her 2 sons. She looks so happy.
Nick doing a little dance.
Oh wow! I want to take this picture again next 4th of July and see if we are still this over weight.....even more motivation for what I'm already doing.
Bubba's girlfriend Liz and her family.
We are family!
That bald head sure is sexy don't ya think?
Two of my most favorite guys that I don't share DNA with.
Me, Papa Joe and Megan posing..What you can't see is there are 2 girls in tiny bikinis posing to the left and we were trying to strike the same pose lol.
How many people does it take to push the boat? Obviously quite a few.
My cousin Rodney
Trying to be sexy...Lord help us.
Megan sitting pretty.
The little ones were worn smooth out.
TISM....my God mother's business and though it might be crazy right now, it will all work itself out very soon.
Pulling the tube with the boat.
hanging out under the canopy