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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Renee!

Ahhh... my brother's middle child...

The one that doesn't take crap from anyone.
Ask her about the time she got suspended from high school for punching a guy - he deserved it, he was grabbing the girls in places high school boys are not supposed to touch.

The one that says what is on her mind.
Like the time she proposed to Jim for me after Jim and I had been dating two weeks and she really, really wanted to be a flower girl in a wedding, as her sister Laina had been one, her cousin Meghan had been one, so she went up to Jim and said, "Please, please, please get married so I can be the flower girl" - she was 6 at the time... and when I asked her about it 12 years later she said, "Hey, you should thank me!"

Ok enough of the torment stories.
Oh I hope I can remember some more!
Now time for the photos.

She was also the one that made funny faces.













Even on her birthday...








The one that named her goat "Dennis".The one that could drive a boat well, and half way back from Santa Cruz Island would say, "Uncle Jim, Uncle Jim please turn the boat back around and let's stay there!"The one that knows how to work me...In ways the other kids don't...
Such as the time when she was about 21 and told me as a child she always felt I was her's and if I had had my own kids she would have been jealous. Ok, Renee what do you want? My boat? I already said you could have my 10 year anniversary diamond ring... What else? You can have anything!




This is when she
was a princess.






This is when she spent two weeks with us last year and we took her back out to Santa Cruz Island.And this is her playing in Paris with her brother and sister!Now she has Laina sticking out her tongue...

Happy, Happy Birthday Renee ~ We love you!

7 comments:

Jomamma (judith) said...

Cute kids, nice goat... kids and goats kind of go together don't you think?

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

They do! Her sister had one too - named Carmel. And I had one when I was a kid - my brother named it for me - Hannibal. I won't eat Birria (goat)...

Renee said...

Thanks for the b day wishes! Love you guys!

...and really, did we have to pull out EVERY embarrassing story?

Renee said...

...and yes I made it home. But with moving to Greensboro, visiting DC and turning 23 I've been busy.

I don't know if I'm gonna keep the blog up, it might be time to retire. I'll let you guys know though :)

love to you both!

Jennifer said...

Hey what do the rest of us get?? Can Meg and I split the boat??

Happy Birthday Renee!!

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Well, actually Renee there are other embarrassing stories - I didn't tell the one about you opening the door and letting all the flies in or the pork chop that was really chicken or the "he's got a wot of bwack haih on his ahms" story. Maybe next year.
Keep up the blog every once in awhile - it easier than the monthly newsletter (good try tho!).
And Jen, if you guys each want a hull...

Meghan said...

Then we each get a hull :]

sounds fair.