Weekend in Rewind – Swing dancing, Siblings & Sand

Hey friends! 

I hadn’t done a Friday Night Fun post or Weekend in Rewind in quite some time. It was such a nice weekend, I just had to share!

My brother was in town visiting from LA and he had not seen my kids in almost a year so they were stuck to him like glue! 

Here’s an awful face swap of my daughter and bro that is so scary, she nearly cried when she saw it! LMAO!

For the record, my kid nor my brother look anything like this disaster! lol!

Friday night was a good friend of mine’s bday. And she wanted to go swing dancing! Didn’t have to tell me twice!

TrΓ©s cool… Took me a bit but I started to get the hang of it. I’m signing up for lessons I loved it so much! πŸ™‚

Wanna hear the crazy part about this place? First, it’s called Toe Jam Backlot. So it’s a weird name. Second, it’s where I went out Dec 2014 my first night out post separation and cried my damn eyes out. It was neat to reflect how I felt at that low point. Hard to believe that a year & a half later I was actually swing dancing with strangers in the same spot and having a ball! Major victory here for me. 

Saturday was really special because my mom, stepfather, grandparents, siblings and kids spent the day together at the beach. Getting us all on the same schedule is close to impossible so it was meaningful to spend an entire day together. We drove down to a little beach in the Keys and then had an oceanfront dinner. 

And, finally, on Sunday we did a bunch of family fun stuff with the Healthy Kids Race and playing outdoors.

It was a fabulous weekend! Hope yours was, too!



51 thoughts on “Weekend in Rewind – Swing dancing, Siblings & Sand

  1. perfectingfaithandtinytoes says:

    so happy you had a good time and that you’re finally becoming a stronger woman through everything… if you ever need to talk, I’m here! πŸ™‚ Keep up the awesome distractions and good times you’re having now… ❀

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    • πŸ™‚ thanks! Swing dancing is sooo fun! Never thought I’d enjoy it so much since I’d grown up salsa dancing instead but it’s close enough to actually get!

      And thank goodness for no crying. Surreal walking through the place. I patted myself on the back that night. Proud moment for me. I feel like I’ve come a long ways. πŸ™‚ xo

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  2. So happy to see you had a nice time! πŸ™‚ And I can completely understand the feeling of victory from looking back at tears 1.5 years earlier at that place. Good for you that you reclaimed that place with joy instead! xo πŸ’œ

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  3. A wonderful weekend with family & friends! And I am happy you were at that place, having a great time – that once you shed tears at. Hey, I did some swing dancing years ago and loved it – that is some fun dancing! Have a great week Athena! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks! It was great! How cool that you did swing dancing and loved it as well! I can only imagine what it was like to have a live band in the roaring twenties and dancing up a storm like that! πŸ™‚

      Have a great week as well!

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    • Thanks, my friend. πŸ™‚ And isn’t that faceswap horrific? Lol!

      Btw, I’ve read your last few posts, just haven’t had a sec to thoughtfully respond regarding the mortgage options. Not that you need my advice but I’d like to read carefully and give a thoughtful contribution. Xoxo


  4. It’s crazy what some time can do for your perspective. I’m glad to hear you’re happy – you deserve it!

    I find when I go back home (I grew up in Massachusetts but moved to New Brunswick in my late 20s), I instantly feel like a kid again. It really makes visiting home feel like a vacation.

    I tried a face swap with a student once. The results were horrifying.

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  5. It’s so lovely to see you having such a good time. The dancing looked so cool! I don’t even know how to dance, but I can tell it was fun πŸ˜ƒ keep the good times coming!!! πŸ’‹


  6. My mother used to tell us that when she was a kid she was so poor she had to eat toe jam on her toast.
    I’m not sure I could go dancing at any toe jam place but I’m glad you did and got your redemption. Ah, the taste of victory!!!

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  7. Gary Mathews says:

    Sounds like a kick ass time :). I hope no jellyfish stung you while you were on the beach. I wish I was dodging jellyfish, no I’m not jealous, no that joke will never get old :). Woot Woot on cutting a rug and actually enjoying it this time!

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    • I did see jellyfish though! And unfortunately there were noseums or sand fleas or something because something was biting at the kids! Saw some cool fish as well. πŸ™‚
      Joke doesn’t get old πŸ™‚ xo


  8. Hello again! Just wanted to say that since your blog glows of awesomeness, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine blogger award! You can read all about it in my latest blog post:


    Participation (writing a similar blog post) is voluntary and there is no pressure to do so. It is just a lot of fun when people decide to participate and spread the sunshine. πŸ™‚ Anyway, congratulations, well deserved! Your friend/SurvivedNarc

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  9. I’m not sure if we’ll take a lesson before the next wedding (June 18) but we will look at some YouTube videos for some swing moves. I can fake my way through a few twirls and passes already but let’s see what else we can add to our repertoire

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