Sunday, August 30, 2015

But, in all my updating, the biggest news we have to share is that we are going to be grandparents!!!!  We are so happy for kClare and Louisa and glad that this journey is going well!  It was wonderful to get the news and now that kClare is about 12 weeks along, they have decided to share it with the world.  They are happy to be able to do that.....I think they couldn't wait another minute!  kClare is feeling much better and is due in March 2016.

It's been a little while since I've had a chance to write a post.  We've been busy with "stuff" lately and trying to keep up with the "other stuff"!  One of the biggest things is my friend, Karin had shoulder surgery, so I've been picking her up and taking her for coffee once a week and then on Saturday's I take her to the Weight Watchers meeting.  Well, she got me hooked and I've finally decided to join again.  I'm going to bite the bullet and join next Saturday.  When I got all my gear out, I realized that on that VERY weekend in 2007 I did the same thing....bit the bullet and joined WW!  I remember doing it as a birthday present to myself!   I'm only about 8 lbs from my goal weight, so I got this.  I've done well staying away from some of my favorite foods:  chips, potatoes, bread, desserts and as much sugar as I can (that's not going well!!!)  but it's been slower coming off this time.  I'm down about 10 pounds since I started at the beginning of August and I admit that I'm taking it slow.  I'm allowing myself some pleasures!

But one of the most horrific things that's happened is that our friends lost their 30 year old daughter.  It was a very sad time and I know it will continue to be a very tough time for that family for years.  So, we continue to pray for them!

I'm going to post a few more posts using my 
scrapbook catch up with me!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Watched the boy today!  Sarah is back at school and
we have him now on Thursday afternoons.
He is all BOY now!
He's everywhere.
He's inquisitive.
He's demanding.
He uses temper-tantrums.
He's funny.
He's mischievous!
But, he's a darling boy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Today, I watched Keagan for Kelly & Robert!
What a great baby!
Here's a scrapbook page from that morning!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

My niece, Lauren, entered a Stand-Up Paddleboarding race and placed in the top!
I wanna do that!!!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Today, I went through the process of buying tickets for Garth Brooks....MAN what an experience.  I don't think I've ever done it this way before!  When we heard that the tickets were going on sale on Friday, August 21st at 10:00 AM, I put it on my calendar and I told my friend Karin (who I've been picking up and taking to coffee because she can't drive and she's going crazy) that I had to go early, so I could be home and ready!  They announced that you could get into the QUEUE at 9AM and then the buying would begin at 10.
I was there; I was ready!
Had my phone, my credit card, my account ready and waiting!
In the queue, and ready to go, 10:00 came and it was a race to see what tickets I could get....they were good, so I put them in my "cart" and began the check out process.  Each process of the purchase had a clock so that, of course, you were not sitting on merchandise for hours and not buying the tickets.  But when it came to the actual check out part, it needed to be completed in THREE minutes and then the bottleneck began.  
It timed-out.
I started again.
It timed-out.
I started again.
It timed-out.
I began again.
"I'm sorry, there are no more tickets available."
So, I went to Friday night.
I started.
It timed-out.
"Im sorry, there are no more tickets available."

Then, they added a late show on both Friday and Saturday and I couldn't even get those tickets even though they increased the amount of time to check out from 3 minutes to 8 minutes - it still was not enough for the overload.

Well....I won't drag this out, I'll just say that I sadly had to give up.

BUT.....Monday morning, I got a phone call from the Q Arena saying that because of the timed-out issue, my tickets are still available to me and that I needed to call within the next 24 hours and complete my transaction to get my tickets
I called.
I got tickets.
We're going!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Today, we took Steve and Sue to Chez Francios in Vermilion for dinner as a thank you for something they did for us.  It was a lot of fun and the restaurant is awesome.  The weather was great, so we were able to walk around Vermilion, get some ice cream and watch a great sunset afterwards.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

I'm so happy for my sister - she's a Grandma!!!
Will's son, Patrick and his wife, Julie had a baby girl on August 1st!
I think that makes my sister a grandma!!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015