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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This, That, and other stuff

It's been awhile since I've blogged. Life has gotten very stressful and out of control here. There could be major life changes in the near future and I am unsettled about that. I have asked God to take care of it as He sees fit. *sigh*

Here is a small pictorial of what I have been up to. This first picture is of the damage my DD's dog did to me on Tuesday. I was taking her on a walk and she saw a dog (not uncommon) and I tightened up the leash cuz she always wants to play. The problem, that I figured out later, was that it looked like my DD's ex-boyfriend's ex dog and she wanted to REALLY play!!! She knocked me over trying to cross the road. I banged up my knee pretty well as you can see. Sleeping last night was interesting cuz I like to sleep on my side but both sides of the knee were tender.
The next pictures are of my girlfriend Carla's bday celebration at Kaufman Stadium. We went on Ladie's Night and got our free hats with the bling! Aren't we cute? LOL
This is a picture of us figuring out what to eat cuz Carla wanted to be NAUGHTY and eat there! This was a short conversation! LOL
Our tummies told us that they were NOT happy! RUMBLE RUMBLE GURGLE GURGLE! Sorry tummy...blame Carla!!!!! lol
Lastly, here is youngest, Dan with Autumn keeping her calm during a thunderstorm. She is such a pansy when it thunders. She literally SHUDDERS and one morning Dan found Autumn in his SHOWER when he woke...He asked me if it stormed overnight and I said just a little! SILLY DOG!!!
So there ya have it...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Death is never convenient...

My SIL's mom passed away last Friday and I am headed to MN for the wake and funeral. Unfortunately, I will be missing the Tom Petty concert with DH tonight. DD gets to go instead but I'll be where I need to be. *sigh*

Friday, July 18, 2008


I have a full house this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I am LOVIN' IT!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry McD's) Kevin came home for the weekend from Chicago. His sister asked him to come home for her bday (last monday). It is great having all of the kids in the house together!!! Here is a pic of Kev in a shirt we bought him in Hawaii! Too cool huh???!!!!!!!! LOL
On a sad note, my dsil's mom passed away and her dad was hospitalized the same night with an infection. I will be headed north to MN for the funeral when it is all planned. It will be great to see nieces/nephews but not under these circumstances! Please keep this family in your prayers.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


It was my 30th High School Reunion this past weekend and I really had a great time! Here is the dealio in the elevator!

Here is a picture of all the girls from our class that were there. I thought DH took a group pic with the guys but it's no where to be seen! LOL Never send a man to do a woman's job! ;o)

This is my ex-boyfriend and myself. We agreed that it was a good thing we didn't marry and reproduce! I was happy that I shocked him with how I look today! WHEW! ;O)

Saturday morning I went to the cemetary to visit with mom. Then I drove by my dad's building that was once "Standard Auto Parts" and is now a sexy lingerie store and tattoo place. WEIRD!

It was a super fun weekend and I am so glad I went. I look forward to the next one!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Sarah!!!

Today is my dd's 23rd birthday!!! We are celebrating her day with steaks on the grill, cheesy hashbrown potatoes, and a wonder South African Cabernet wine! OH...and some grilled peppers. Then a few gifts and relaxing.

I also dropped her dog off to get nails clipped, ears cleaned, and a bath. Autumn was NOT happy with me and I felt badly. I hope she forgives me after it's all done!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

GULP!!! Can it really be 30 years???

It's been 30 years since I graduated from HS! I will go back to Rochester, MN and enjoy my 30th class reunion! I'm a little nervous but at least I know I'll look GREAT!! I'm excited to see my only other boyfriend besides my dh! LOL...I haven't seen him in 20 years and at that reunion he was having marital problems...I asked him if he still loved his wife and he said yes. I said then the marriage is worth saving! They are still married! LOL...

Wish me luck! ;oD

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Life is getting interesting here and it could become complicated. Why, when one becomes happy with life, does God want to throw a curve ball in? I just don't get it!!! I need to ask God for strength, wisdom, and guidance for what He has in store for me (possibly). *sigh*

Monday, July 07, 2008


I JUST WANNA QUILT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Randy Travis...I'm in heaven baby! LOL

I just LOVE the name of this place! LOL...only in Lake Ozark, MO would you find a place called "The Horny Toad" but that's where we saw Randy Travis!!!

Here is a picture of DH and I waiting for the concert to begin!

I took a pic of Randy's set list...after the concert I got a volunteer to talk to a band member who agreed to let me have it! It is now taped to my kitchen cupboard. I am waiting for my autographed CD (his new on being released on July 15th) to arrive and then I am getting it framed!

Sing it Randy!!!

DH got a GREAT pic of me and Randy after he was done singing. I got to shake his hand TWICE! MAN this man is gorgeous! He truly is handsome!

This was the BEST 4th of July EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's right...EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Taste of Chicago

We had a super time! The weather was AWESOME...even if we got a few sprinkles on us a couple of times! There was a TON of people, porta potties, food vendors, street entertainers, and best of all, time with the dh and ds!

Fried catfish anyone? NOT ME! EWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

Fried ravioli anyone???? NOT ME...but it sure looked GREAT!!!

OH LOOK...I was there too!!! I love this pic!!!

The Budweiser Clydesdale horses...holy cow they are HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve and Kev waiting for Stevie Wonder to be introduced!!!

In the next photo, do you see the girl sitting on the ground in the burgundy dress and her group? They were very RUDE and OBNOXIOUS. OH, and LOUD...They talked about everything and nothing and they did it very LOUDLY. It was so annoying adn disruptive to the people around them who were there to listen to Stevie. I finally asked them THREE times to stop being rude and loud. The burgundy girl got the hint the first time but the rest took turns being LOUD so that I had to continue to ask them to stop. People around me were so thankful and were glad I had the guts to ask them to be quiet. While they were loud Stevie was singing songs that I had never heard before. This group wanted all of his old stuff. They kept yelling "Sing Superstition". WELL...the best part was that when they left...about 30 mins later he sang a conglomeration of all his oldies but goodies! WOOHOO...the obnoxious group MISSED IT! I guess there is justice!!!

Here was Stevie...I could barely see him on the stage...thank goodness for the jumbotron!

We even had a visit from the Rev. Jesse Jackson!!! WOW!!!

And finally, a photo of the building that kept staring at me throughout the concert! I just LOVE this picture!!!

Stevie Wonder was a free concert. We hoped he would play for about 90 mins or so. He played NON STOP for 2 hours and 45 minutes!!! I think he would've stayed all night if the sun hadn't been setting!!! It was AMAZING and so worth the trip!!!