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I can’t even begin to lie about it

Yes, there are pictures.

Even if I wanted to pretend I didn’t dress up like a 27th century bar wench and parade around downtown Tampa with my bosoms hanging out…I couldn’t.

Not only are there way too many pictures out there, some even stupidly self-posted…because these other so called friends photographers are all too willing to just throw me under the float…so I beat ’em to the punch and posted the silly pictures first.

Suffice it to say that we had an absolute blast.  *note to self: wear comfortable shoes next time as the three blisters on my right foot says black leather boots were a bad choice* The kids thought throwing beads to the crazed masses was an absolute HOOT!

I nearly lost it when Nathaniel announced: This is the best fun EVER! I like throwing beads!

Oh, my sweet innocent son, may you never set foot in New Orleans.








And this offense to all the underwire in every bra across the universe was taken by my own loving husband. Frankly, I’m amazed my head’s even IN the picture.  *The next person who tells me they’d like a pint of ale is getting punched in the tenders.*


Huge thanks to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Krewe Belle la Femmes for an absolutely fabulous day!

20 Comments on “I can’t even begin to lie about it”

  1. #1 Musing
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 7:39 am

    You are hot woman! also love the kids pics, especially Peyton’s diva pose. 🙂

  2. #2 Melisa
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 8:11 am

    You *do* look a little bit like the St. Pauli’s Girl…But adorable nonetheless! (Kids too!)

  3. #3 Niki a.k.a. Mommielicious
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 9:08 am

    wow! where do I get one of those?? My husband would LOVE it if my rack did that!!
    Glad everyone had a great time! If Nathaniel like beads you should take him to “Mardi Gras” at Universal 😉 They have beads there! Again I have to say that you take some amazing photos!!

  4. #4 AJ
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Your boobs look hot!

  5. #5 AnissaM
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    She’s so funny, I’m not entirely sure where she gets all that diva-ness. I’m just going to have to assume it comes from Pete’s side.

  6. #6 AnissaM
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I just never remember there being an Asian St. Pauli’s girl…I guess they’ll have to branch out!

  7. #7 AnissaM
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Fredricks of Hollywood, baby! Where all the uplifted hooters go to shop…or at least the ones badly in need of uplifting. HEH.

    That boy needs no more encouragement. It’s coming soon enough.

  8. #8 AnissaM
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    *blushes* umm, thank you?! LOL

  9. #9 Kyla
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Great photos! You guys were meant to be pirates.

    Kylas last blog post..Well, that’s one way to wake me up.

  10. #10 Holly at Tropic of Mom
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Haha! You and your kids look great! I have heard of the Gasparilla festival but have never been. Maybe someday….

    Holly at Tropic of Moms last blog post..Driving in the snow, South Florida style

  11. #11 Jen W
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Your kids look adorable and you look like one hot momma! Own it!

    Jen Ws last blog post..Keep your raisins away from Jack

  12. #12 AnissaM
    on Jan 27th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    I’m thinking of keeping the outfit ready for “National Talk Like A Pirate Day!”

  13. #13 AnissaM
    on Jan 27th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    I would say come up and stay with us next year to go, but hopefully we won’t still be here. It’s a MUST do for the kids, tons of fun!

  14. #14 AnissaM
    on Jan 27th, 2009 at 1:06 am

    The kids will be so embarrassed of those pictures of me someday…almost makes it worth it!

  15. #15 Caffeinatrix
    on Jan 27th, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Dude! I have done NO such thing…mainly because I can’t seem to get my Gasparilla pix off my camera. But still—where’s the love, where’s the trust??? Remember our picture pact???

  16. #16 Caffeinatrix
    on Jan 27th, 2009 at 1:28 am

    And durrr…your kids look adorable!!! (like you needed me to tell you that!)

    Caffeinatrixs last blog post..Debonair!

  17. #17 AnissaM
    on Jan 27th, 2009 at 1:31 am

    Seriously, i almost jumped off the float when that guy snatched those beads out of your hand! What a jerk. Good thing you’re tall.

  18. #18 Fear and Parenting i
    on Jan 27th, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Woo hoo! As chairwoman of the itty bitty itty committee, I bow to your rackage!

    Fear and Parenting is last blog post..Feel like makin’ love?

  19. #19 Janna
    on Jan 27th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Hmm, if that “uplifting” photo is due to some miracle bra or miracle of wire and padding, please share. Mine used to be about 4-6 inches higher than they are now. Oh, the joys of aging…

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  20. #20 threeundertwo
    on Jan 27th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Fess up. You kept wearing that getup for dear hubby later that night. . .

    threeundertwos last blog post..Do As I Say