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Thursday, June 26, 2008


gosh the weekends are packed...we are headed to chicago tomorrow. it's taste of chicago and our son wanted us to come and hear stevie wonder. so off we go tomorrow! woohoo!!! and it's FREE (the concert) and we'll taste a lot of great food!!! YUMMY!!!

have a great weekend!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Vacation Part 2

We went to a concert on Saturday night. It was Eric Burdon and The Animals. It was at a casino and Steve enjoyed it much more than I did! It got very warm in there and I wanted to go play the slot machines! LOL It was OK.

We went to a wine tasting at the JW Marriott Hotel. We did this last year and LOVED it.

Paul, the guy who is the expert, does such a great job! We will do this again!

On our anniversary we went to a wine tasting at Tulip Hills Winery. It was fun!

I just LOVE their logo!!!

We went to dinner that night at Copley's. It's a great restaurant that used to be Carey Grant's Estate! WAY COOL and WAY good food!!!
This a pic of my halibut with the 2 huge prawns on top! YUMMY!

After dinner at Copley's we went to listen to Ron James. We just LOVE this guy! He's a bit eccentric but his music is raw but good! It was great!!!

On our return trip home we had a layover at the Dallas Fort Worth airport. Here is Dh with a Guinness mustache! LOL

Reality hits hard on Monday's! LOL

Saturday, June 21, 2008

What a vacation!!!

We had a super time on our vacation to Palm Desert. We always have our first dinner at this place...then we get groceries.

Do these guys know how to make a pizza or WHAT?? Just a few calories here! LOL

Here is the first sunset from the deck of our villa...gorgeous!!!!

Tired but happy travelers!

There was a babbling brook out our back deck and this little guy was there almost every morning just trying to stay cool. Temps only got down to the low 90's and then got into unseasonably high temps...2 days hit 122 degrees! Even the pool wasn't refreshing...

Our second night for dinner we went to Fusion One 11. It is a little hole in the wall and serves Tapas dishes...basically small plates so you can try several different items. We started out with was heavenly! Like how he wrote "Fusion" in it? Menu description: Roasted Garlic & Red Peppers, Goat Cheese, Fresh Basil and Kalamata Olives with Grilled Baguette

Then some HUGE shrimp...WOW these were to die for!!! I forgot to take the pic before we had already eaten 2 of them! Here is the description from the menu: Almond Encrusted Jumbo Prawns with Gingered Carrots and a Pineapple Soy Glaze

This was a Crab, Avocado and Smoked Gouda Enchilada topped with a Black Bean and Roasted Corn Relish

Ya gotta have wine with your Tapas!!!

Dessert anyone? LOL Berries and ice cream...the sundae of the day! YUMMY!!!

I'll end this post here. More tomorrow!!! I don't want to overwhelm you!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

26 years of wedded bliss... MAYBE not ALL wedded bliss...but 26 amazing years with the love of my life!!! We have shared heartaches, sorrow, joy, illness, deaths, watching 4 kids grow up (well attempt to grow up anyway LOL), laughter (LOTS of this), excitement, anxiety and so much more in our years together. It's been a great ride and I hope God blesses us with 26 more years together!!! I LOVE YOU STEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Girlfriends are the BEST...

There's nothing better than having girlfriends in your life! We had a pool party here today. It was great!!!

Isn't this the YUMMIEST dessert EVER???

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tshirt Quilt

This is the quilt that I made for Tucker! He gave me the tshirts about 3 years ago and it took me this long to make it! I feel awful about that but I got it done in time to celebrate his graduation from med school and in time to give it to him before moving to OK for his residency! I wish him well and KNOW he loves it!!! He and his wife were taking it to another of his frat bro's house and Tuck said his buddy would be sooooo jealous! LOL

This quilt was made from tshirts and STASH!!! WOOHOO!!! Here's the top!

Here's a closeup of the top/quilting!

Here's the includes golf cuz Tuck likes to golf, MN Fabric cuz that's home to me, and Beer fabric cuz we all love beer! Enjoy the quilt Tuck!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Trip to MN

Our weekend in MN was so FUN! We completely surprised our goddaughter/niece for her 8th grade graduation! We even surprised DH's parents as well! WOOHOO!!!

This first pic is of our niece getting her diploma...blurry, sorry, but I wasn't very close. The funny thing is that the pastor of their church (Catholic school as well) was a priest at our parish years ago when we lived in MN...he is AMAZING!!!

The altar was gorgeous!

Here is DH and I with Annie...the jacket I wore was a pinstripe and it sure didn't photograph well! LOL

Here is Annie with her parents...DH's bro and his wife!

This is a pic with Steve's parents!

CONGRATS ANNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck in HS!!!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Minnesota Bound...

WOOHOO!!! DH and I are off to God's Country...MINNESOTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great weekend everyone!