Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Guess who got married?


Kelly & Robert...........................aren't they a handsome couple???It was a fun-filled, jam-packed weekend for us as well. kClare came home on Friday and we went to PJ McIntyre's for dinner and surprised her by having her friend Jackie show up! That was fun!




On Saturday morning, we went to get some pampering!




And then the wedding, which was awesome. Everything we expected from Kelly's years of planning! She was a beautiful bride and Robert was very handsome. I wasn't in a very good seat for getting decent church pictures (short people always miss out!), but there are PLENTY of pictures "out" there if you're a facebook fanatic! I need a new camera, but I guess mine does an okay job considering it's falling apart!!! (SANTA, are you listening???)

So, let's see, to recap......there was jiggin...............



And, singing................
And, flower throwing.............

And, boys looking up girls skirts.............Cousin fun...........Mother/daughter time............Diva time...........








And, after-party jammin................




We got to bed around 2:30 AM Sunday morning, but had to be up at 4:30 AM to get kClare to the airport.


All-in-all, (except for the 2 hours of sleep) I'd say it was a fun weekend.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Never Mind...........

It's back!

YEA..........

Headache free for the first time in 10 days!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

To market to market to buy a fat pig, home again home again, jiggity jig........

Is that how that goes?

Well, either way, I didn't buy a fat pig! I did buy lots of great fresh and exotic food though, while I was down at the West Side Market with my friends.We've been getting together now for a couple of years......our kids went to school in the same school district and we served on the PTA together during that time. It's been fun catching up! There are several of us in the group - but not everyone is available to do all the outings at the same time.

Afterwards, we lunched at the Great Lakes Brewing Company there by the Market. YUM.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Five Years Ago Today......

Remembering always...........

Monday, October 12, 2009

Lunch in La La Land.........

Lude was in Los Angeles..........poor dear!

I missed out on lunch with two of my fav friends! Miss you guys!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Visiting With Family

Lude's brother Nick came into town from Florida and we had dinner with him. It's always a lot of fun but it's never enough time!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

kClare...............This One's For You

Very cool scrapbook paper I found for you today! See you in two weeks........we'll have some fun on Friday night!

The Last Rose of Summer...........

This is it...........

I cleaned out the garden today......it always takes most of the day to do it and I can't imagine how I would manage to do it all if I had a full garden like we did at the other house! I'm getting old!

It was sad to pull out some of the plants and cut them down, but it's one of those "make hay while the sun shines" kind of deal. If I didn't do it today, I know I'd be doing it in the pouring rain on a cold, bitter fall day. (The bitter part would be me!)

But, I was able to salvage a few flowers that were hanging in there.

Oh, and does anyone like fried green tomatoes? If you do, I have the green tomatoes for you.

Happy Fall................

Scrappy Day 6

Was a huge success!
Although, I'm beginning to think that it's more about the food than the paper anymore!
I think the chocolate melting pots put us over the edge!

Hope everyone had a good time.............enjoy the pictures!















Next Scrappy Day.....some Saturday in February..........stay tuned.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Girl ???

She always loved those skating party birthdays........

Proof that we never grow out of some things.

Obviously, I didn't take these pictures, but the girls sent them from their phones!

We are glad that kClare was able to drive up to Chicago to be with Jess on her birthday.

Jess and her roommate, Nikki

Hope you had fun!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Dust is Finally Settling....

on the affects of the whole library budget cuts that have been whirling around for a year!


Several positions were done away with and lots of people lost their jobs and at the very least, were put through the wringer waiting to find out if their jobs were still there.


Yet another reason why I'm happy that I took the opportunity to move from my smaller branch last fall - YES, it's been a year now! The economy has just gone downhill from that point. Had I not made the move WHEN I did, I know I'd still be there and now that branch is trying to stay at the top of their game.


I work with a great bunch of people and I'm grateful everyday. A few of us were able to get together to celebrate keeping our staff and our jobs!!


Hopefully, next year, we can say the same!