Tuesday, July 30, 2013

KEMOCK PICNIC July 28, 2013
Always a lot of fun....lots of family....lots of children....except mine!  Boo-Hoo!

Here are a few pictures!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Saturday was one of the first days we've been able to get Dad to come out of the house since he fell.  I think he is just very fearful anymore.  He is finally using the walker.  I would have liked to see him use it the last time he fell and even the time before that but it just didn't happen.  Poor guy.

But, we went over to the Parish Pavilion for the picnic, Mass and bonfire!  It was a pretty good time, nice to see everyone since we've been away from singing for the summer and it was nice for Dad's friends to get a chance to see him.  They've all been worried about him!

Here are a few pictures from Saturday....

They had a make shift "dunk tank" which Father Neil so gracious agreed to be victimized. 

Indoor corn hole was a huge hit.

Dad and Lude enjoyed the ice cream from the ice cream truck that came and stayed for several hours.

Dad was texting a little bit...good thing he isn't driving.

The evening ended with a wonderful, casual Mass.  The bonfire followed - we took Dad home.

I posted a few pictures from the girls album on my "Papercrafting" board.....check back and I will be adding more as I go along.

Friday, July 26, 2013

I am thoroughly enjoying my week of vacation....
Besides my fabulous visit to Chicago....
I got to do lots of scrapbooking, Lori and I went to a crop just last night.  The girls wedding album is nearly complete and I will post some pictures as soon as I find the flashdrive I have them on!!!  Good thing they're printed!

We're getting ready for the big KEMOCK PICNIC on Sunday.  Looking forward to seeing lots of family from far and near!

Tonight we're looking forward to some Buds (or Coke!) with our buds around the campfire!

AHHHHHH.......this is what it's like to be retired!

What a great time I had with our Chi-Town Chicks!
It wasn't the ideal time to visit, but it was all that I could spare!
kClare is very busy working the National High School Institute's Cherub Theater Program at Northwestern University in Evanston.  The college is very close to their house, so it works well.  It's an insanely intense month long program but I can really tell is rewarding for her and she's enjoying it.
Here's a link to their website:

So, Louisa and I got a little bit of one on one time.  We all went out to their church on Sunday for service and then kClare took us to Dominican University so that we could see the beautiful campus.
She's pretty excited about that as well.

We then had dinner with Cynthia and Jon Hallas before kClare had to go to work.

Monday, while they were both at work and school, I made dinner for them and just vegetated!

On Tuesday before I drove home, I accompanied kClare to the ENT where she is beginning the long and complicated process of getting her sinuses, ears and allergies in check!
I'm glad I was there with her.

And then.....the drive home that's always so much longer on the way home!

Dominican University

The dining hall at Dominican University

Chicago - Love this town

Church of the Holy Nativity's new Kitchen!!!

kClare in the costume shop at Northwestern

A day at the beach - one block over from the girls!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It's official...we're in the PINK!!!!
Can't wait!

Happy Anniversary to the love of my life.
My rock that I lean on.
My soft spot that cuddles me.
Thanks for 37 wonderfully adventurous years.

Monday, July 15, 2013

What a great night with neighbors Nick & Tara.
Momocho Mod Mexican is a very interesting place!
Mod, is correct!  Eclectic, is another description!
It's Mexican gone Food Network!

The eats and beverages were wonderful....the company great!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

How cool is this!!
Takes REAL dedication!
Good Job, Louisa!
You are very special

Friday, July 12, 2013

We are very excited for our Kathleen Clare
who has accepted an adjunct faculty
position at Dominican University in Chicago!

on the very same day that her Daddy was named
adjunct faculty of the year for 2013!

My little professors!!


Monday, July 8, 2013

 Steven Rex McCafferty
Congrats, Sarah

It's been years and years since we've participated in a Progressive Dinner.
We had so much fun with friends...Pat & Joel, Patty & Gerry and Tom & Anita.

We should do that again sometime!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

We went "in to town" today to watch the Olmsted Falls July 4th parade!
Haven't done that since the kids were little!
Now I know why!

It was fun......got lots of candy thrown at us and someone shouted out, "hey, there's Jessica Joy" !
That was pretty funny!

We had a quiet dinner at home; Owen and Nolan joined us!


Happy July 4th everyone!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

This is our first year going to the Celtic Festival at the Lake County Fairgrounds and it was very nice.
I certainly will go again!

The Gothard Sisters from Portland

Mike and Peg

 The Willis Clan (yes, the same ones that have the TV show)

 The Kildare's...rockin' celtic