Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Weeeeeeeee're Back!

We are all home and back to normal!

Sunday the 14th I went up to South Bend to do the annual Hospice Walk. We are down to one mile and a hot fudge sundae afterwards. Again it was Fr. Bill's treat on the sundae, I reminded him again I was a cheap date then proceeded to ask how much a sundae was the last time he took a girl out. Well it seems in 1949 a sundae was 35 cents and Im not such a cheap date after all! Fr. Bills retirement home is directly across the street the street from St. Marys college.

After the Hospice walk I met Gretchens daughter , my God daughter Rachael MICHELLE at St. Marys and we went for dinner. Got a little mini tour of St. Marys college which after 14 years of living near there I had never seen. It's beautiful! Rachael has lost some weight it seems that the cooks at St. Marys has nothing on Gretchen......I doubt their brownies are nearly as good! I will be back Rachael although you do make me miss your momma!

That week I also went on my annual trip to Surrey, Canada. I host a little get together with one of my favorite authors and a bunch of fun people off my reading group. We just have the best weekend together. I had mentioned at one time I hated bananas and anything to do with them so they all planned a Banana Intervention in which I was given a lovely banana hat, jewelery, cookbooks, singing gorilla and more. Dared to eat a piece of banana. It was bascially Fear Factor for me, although seeing Ginny in a giant banana costume eased the fear a bit.

Ginny aka banana lady and Gayle are two of the funnest women I know! They remind me of me and Gretchen they have fun wherever they go! Although I'm thinking there is nothing in the world that would get Gretchen in a banana costume!

While driving up from Seattle, I stopped for some snacks for the gathering and found Collin a Wii! He really wanted one for his birthday, so much so he's is paying half the cost of it, and we have been looking for month to no avail, so as petty as it sounds it was a highlight of my trip.

Then the day after I got home we all left for a family trip to Disney World. Staying at Port Orleans as usual. Weather was hot, but overcast, so nice. Not unbearable hot, and not a lot of rain either. Brian got Ian on Everest coaster this year. This is usually the last ride they go on at Animal Kingdom, we had ponchos this year so they were basically dry when they got off.

click on the pic and they are on the top left.

Brian and I took a behind the scenes tour of Disney. You had to be 16 to take the tour, so Ian and Collin went off by themselves. It was pretty neat, we went down into the basement of the Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom is actually built one story up and there is a basement below the main circle of it. We also went to where they build and maintain the floats for the parade, and behind the gates where the parades start and finish so you saw a lot of people running around getting their costumes on, and one lady running around with just a green witch chin. What we learned most was, for as much as people think we are Disney crazy.....we are not! *grin*

We left out of Chicago so the doggers spent the week with grandma and pa and we got to visit some too, which was great! By Sunday we were all beat, and I drove three sleeping boys and two snoring dogs home.

Ian and I both caught something. Ian came down with it Sunday afternoon, and me Monday night. I thought it was a cold but it seems it may be the flu. Which is not to horribly bad since I get to sit on the puter alot and should lose the three pounds I gained on my vacations.

Hope all is well on your end!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I can't believe it's October already.

The last weekend in September was niece Kim and her new husband Mike's wedding! Cheryl, Brent and Rosebud came in for the weekend from Texas. Brent and Rosebud took notes since they are getting married in May. For those of you that have seen Georgia's girls, you know how beautiful they are, you may not know that they have the kindest of hearts - just like their mom.
Kim, being kissed by Jamie and Mom...

Kim and Mike...

Girls (well me) like Mike because he kills spiders for us. Boys like him, because he use to race motorcycles.

He is a wonderful sweet man, and if him and Kim have half the marriage their parents do, they will be very happy! They will be making their new home in Dallas, we will miss them way too much and expect them home in two years tops.....no pressure Kim and Mike, but two years or we come get ya!:-) Cheryl can't have you forever! Matter of fact we might just drag Cheryl's ass back with ya! Cheryl, you can only bring two dogs. Choose wisely! *grin*

Brian and I just last night returned from Wisconsin, we had a quick 36 hour trip, about 18 of those hours were spent driving. Renee came up from Chicago. Aunt Bette lost her companion Bob. Bob was a great great guy, he will be missed.......not only by Bette, but everyone that had the pleasure of meeting the man. The whole Wisconsin cemetary tour has left me in a bit of a funk I admit. Too sad.

One of our cousins sent some pics home with us. Renee theres one of you at 5 1/2 months of you and mom wrote on the back you were eating ....it looks like "trash"! I guess too young to talk trash! :-) Renee, Brian and I are guessing you came home through Milwaukee, or you might still be driving...we arent sure! There was a picture with one of you three sisters on Grandpa's lap, I couldnt tell who, till I just scanned it. Georgia, I do believe its you! From the date of the picture, I'm guessing the high chair is mine, must of been napping. :-)

They are mostly duplicate pictures, a couple to scan, and I will get them out to you.

Ian started his new job today. He will be working at a pizza place here in town. Collin is doing great in school, and seems to be growing his hair long...uh oh!

Next week I leave for my reading group gathering in Vancouver, looking forward to some... a lot.. of laughs. Then when I get back we drive the doggers to Camp Grandpa & ma Moores and we all leave for our, I think its our 9th trip to Disney World. So it might just be...

No-waaaaaaaaay-vember when you see me on here again!


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