Thursday, September 1, 2011

60 is the new 30?

At least that's what I told the dear husband as we walked the dogs last night.
It was a nice day for a birthday......mostly. 

My birthday present was a nag free day and for the most part I didn't!  

This is his hey, I'm not really 60 look.

We lolled around at the beach until we turned and noticed this....

The surf was definitely up!

And we were having a hard time keeping the umbrella from flying away

I was having a hard time keeping my hat on, but notice how the sky was different depending on which way we were facing.

We noticed that we were the only ones left on the beach and that's when I forgot all about my birthday promise  and let the nagging begin.  Everyone else had already decided that it was time to scurry on off of the beach before the storm started.......but old birthday boy insisted that the storm would stay off the coast even though it was over our heads even as he spoke.  We stayed a while longer before I insisted that I didn't want either of us to be hit by lightning on his birthday.  We rode our bikes back to the RV in the pouring rain and were cold and's about a half mile ride back.

We made it safely and that's all I have to say about that!

We had eaten out every day, but on his birthday, Russell cooked grilled pork loin and roasted vegetables.  No, I didn't make him cook on his birthday....he likes to cook, seriously, he thinks it's relaxing.  He needs help.

We're home today for a few hours to change out beach stuff for regular stuff.  Tomorrow we leave to go visit Tommy, Claudia and Charley for the labor day weekend.

A long vacation!  Hope you're having a good time wherever you are too!


Needled Mom said...

Talk about a contrast in skies!!!!

Have a wonderful trip and visit with the family.

Loui♥ said...

Hi Nancy!!
delightful post!
loved the pics!!
just beautiful!!
I especially LOVE your new header photo.
you look like a kid!!!
be careful in your travels..

debi said...

Connie, loving these posts...hope you continue to post on your mini vacation! Traveling through bloggville, getting away without leaving my house!

Be safe.


The Hatcher's said...

Happy Birthday to Russell!

Dawn said...

I'm with you in getting off the beach before the storm hits!

Have a good holiday week-end!

LBDDiaries said...

LOVE your bathing suit! You guys sure don't look ancient - bwahahaha. Hey I can say that since I'm up there, too! You guys really do look great! Must be the beach air - I must let Alpha know right away that we need to try that air!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a nice birthday and like your having a lot of fun. Enjoy your weekend.

Sweet Tea said...

Happy Birthday to your man!
And good for you for keeping your sense of humor even in the cold, pouring rain. Great contrast of skies!

Katie and Beau said...

I'm glad y'all were able to get away! Happy Bday big R!

Wow, you're brave...a bathing suit picture? You wouldn't happen to be sucking in, would you?!

nancygrayce said...

As a matter of fact, Katie, I was sucking in for all I was worth!

Anonymous said...

I turned 60 this year also!
Heee HAWWW Hard to believe!

1951 lots of babies birthed that year!


Anonymous said...

My son and daughter are also 7 years apart.


Donnetta said...

Happy birthday to your hubby. How fun to spend it at the beach, storm and all. Just think of the memories made. lol

Trust you are enjoying your holiday weekend!

Mimi said...

I LOVE THAT VIEW, storm rolling in and all. I miss Florida, Not been to Florida all of 2011, and it is not going to happen this year, first time since our daughter moved there 5 or 6 years ago, I used to go 3 or 4 times per year, now it is easier to bring her here so she can SEE everyone...babies all want to see Aunt Stacie!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your hubby!!
I think the new 60 is the old 50.....about 10 years off right?????I feel 40-ish MOST days.....
i said Most, some days I feel my age which is 53...LOL
have a great beach day for me

Tonja said...

Funny! Men think they always know what's gonna happen in storms and dangerous situations. Rode back in the rain? That would have cost him, if it had been me!!!:-)

I want so badly to come to the beach for a few days. If I do, I'll call you, and maybe we can do lunch.

Can't believe it's fall already!

hope your trip to see Charley was fun!