Saturday, March 31, 2012


Kelly was kickin' in Ohio again.......

Awesome show.

It's so wonderful that we can see our kids doing such great things.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Thanks for the memories, Laurie..............

One of my coworkers retired this week. We all wish her lots of happy moments enjoying her free time. Although we all love our jobs, there can't be anything better than knowing you don't have to get up and come into work in the morning!!!

ENJOY.....you live thirty seconds away, don't be a stranger!!!!

See you on next Friday!!!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

When I said,

"Lord, can this week get any worse???"

It was rhetorical!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On Monday, Jessica and Kathleen came from Chicago to dress shop.
Monday and Tuesday was spent with the girls shopping!

It was a lot of fun!

I have, however, been forbidden to post pictures!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

What a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL time I had in Chicago with my girls....all three of them.

BUT, I am EXHAUSTED!!!

I drove up on Thursday with Cindie in her little Nissan Cube! That was fun.
We shopped and had dinner in Old Town and then met her daughter, Morgan for Jessica's Second City show....funny stuff!

This is Cindie and Jessica in one of our favorite shops OLD TOWN OIL!
This is Cindie with her daughter, Morgan at Second City!
I spent the rest of the weekend with my girls.

On Friday, Jessica and I went down to NAVY PIER and visited with Kath at work...had some lunch and walked around. In the evening, Kath and I took the train to Greenhouse Theater so that she could work a little on costumes for BARD FICTION there. Afterwards, we trained it over to Redtwist Theater so that we could see the show LARAMIE, Ten Years Later. What a great show...AND great costumes kClare! (And, Jeff Recommended!)
On Saturday I woke to a wonderfully, green breakfast cooked by the girls and Cassie and Marly! Afterwards, we went to the reception place and tasted the food and the cakes! YUM.
Louisa getting her Irish on for St Patrick's Day!
Their cat, too!
St Patrick's Day evening was spent in Evanston at the Celtic Knot listening to some great Irish music.

The girls catching up with their friend, Tripp from the band!

A Guinness or two....
Or, A Guinness cupcake....or two....
Having fun at Celtic Knot.
Some Dancing....
Cindie picked me up at the girls church after the service on Sunday and off we went again!

After I said goodbye to the girls, Cindie and I both got in her car, shut the door and together, put our heads down and cried out loud....."OMG, I AM SO TIRED!"

It's a good kind of tired when your kids wear you out......


Monday, March 12, 2012

BERTRAM PAJAMA PARTY.........

Went on a scrapbooking weekend with my scrap bud and cousin, Cheryl!

What can I say? We had a great time, cutting, printing, SCALing, eating, drinking, gluing and mostly chatting!
Thanks for a good time!

Thursday, March 8, 2012



Today's the day.......pray like crazy!!

Mom, watch out for our little girl......

Knock their socks off, Jessica Joy!




Thursday, March 1, 2012



Moving on with movie #6.....

I finally get to see all those movies that I bring home from work that Lude says, "that didn't make it at the box office!"......and to which I reply, "your point?")

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Why did no one tell me that they did the Seige of Ennis to great Irish music at Bill Weasley and Fluer Delacour's wedding?

AND, those champagne glasses that fill themselves back up? Gotta get me some of those for sure!

Followed by movie #7....Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. I heard Harry Potter died?
FAKE

Well, that's the end of the Great Movie Watch of 2012.
I'm back to work....Lude's home Saturday....all's well with the world!