Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers

Yesterday was my Birthday!
Yay ME

These beautiful flowers are just some of the gifts my great family bestowed upon me.

As  I usually do on my B-day I played hookie and didn't go into work.
The bad part is everyone else was working,
except for Cadence so she came and spent the day with me.

(This is another thing I love about Grandbabys they don't work, so they are always available.)

I spent the day doing all the things I like most.
Spending time with Cadence
Taking pictures

"the crawler"

"come here little girl so I can kiss those cheeks"

"Are we done yet Grandma? Because I really would rather be outside."

This isn't even her Halloween costume
just something I saw and thought she would be cute in.

I ended the day with dinner at home
with all the "kids" & John, my day was complete.
Thanks guys I love you!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

Sunday September 26th,   Saturday, September 25th 2010

I woke up nice and early this morning and headed out to my BFF's
to pick her up so we could get into the city to do the 5K.
This would be my 5th time to run this event.

As we were headed into the city something just didn't feel right.

I found my usual parking place one block off of lake shore drive
 and we headed on foot to Grant Park where the race would begin.

HMMMMMM..........something still was not quite right.

*I had my entry money

*I had my camera

*I had my new PINK t -shirt on

What was it?

As we got closer to the park I spotted a girl
coming from that direction and I ask her if she could tell us
where the race began.

"Oh"  she says that was yesterday

(The bad part is I was on line last night checking the start time
and never realized it was to be on Saturday, September 25th)

I know I have been lightening my hair.........
but I'm not that BLOND am I?
(oops sorry Suzy no offense)

After much giggling, and apologies on my part 
 we decided since we were in the city in our running shoes
we might as well get our exercise in.

After all it was Sunday and we usually meet on
 Sundays to walk anyway.

So we headed to the lake front to walk.

This is Beth she stopped to take our picture for us and confirmed
YES she had ran the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in another
city and it was changed to Saturday there too.

All was not lost we had a beautiful walk in the city

and coffee at Dunkin Donuts, what more could you ask for?


Saturday, September 25, 2010


All Shined up and ready to go....just look at her smile

A day devoted just to her
 (I mean really who doesn't like a day devoted just to them?)

You could see the look of excitement on Zedas' face  
when we pulled up and saw this old girl entered in the competition.

But then Curses they put her next to one of the cutest
most popular girls in the class!
I hate it when that happens.
They try to compare you with some one who is
younger, faster, and has the perfect body.

And then of course "SQURLY" was there,
We all know one.

The show off with her big boobies engine sticking out.
The one who always has to be the center of attention.

and of course the "Blond Bombshell"

I mean really how can you compete with that?

Sorry Zeda.......
I'm sure if they had a category for
BEST PERSONALITY you would of won.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thru the Years

September 23, 2010

September 23, 1986

Halloween 1989

A boy and his first dog, Lady Bug
When we were trying to name her I wanted to call her either,
Lucy or Lady
and Steven popped out with "YEAH Lady BUG" and it stuck

awww  "hi sweetie I love you"

The bowl cut was made for this little boy
he could pull it off and make it look good!

He was proud of this black eye!


First day of pre-school

always a good listener

Shaving his head during the Michael Jordon era

September 23 1990 4th Birthday Party
The neighbor had a horse and was kind enough to saddle her
 up for the party so all the kids could ride.

They are so sweet when they are sleeping

First day of school  6th grade
during his blond hair stage.

getting his first and only Tat!

So handsome

and the Saga begins

his passion

Congratulations Steve!
"The Champion"

Happy Birthday Steven
and never forget
I loved you first!


footnote to footnotes: Yes, to all the Mom's out there, I was sitting in the basement floor crying when I was looking for these pictures.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Theres Always a Silver Lining

Yesterday I had to was lucky enough to attend the
RE/MAX  Northern Illinois annual
Brokers /  Managers  Meeting
in Chicago.

8 hours packed full of exciting information.


9:00 am  Opening comments by Regional owners

10:00 -12:00   State of the Economy (2 cups of coffee)

12:00 -1:00  Light but tastey lunch

1:00 -2:00 Recruiting & Retaining New Agents (Diet Pepsi & 2 sugar cookies)

2:00 - 3:00 Were all in this together  ZZZZZZ ZZZZ (1 cup of coffee & 1 high octane energy chew)

3:00 - 4:30 Enhancing your office website

4:30- 5:30 Closing Statements by Regional Owners (ooops not feeling quite right)

5:00 - 6:30 Ride home in the back seat of an SUV in stop and go traffic from Chicago feeling nauseated / light headed and sweaty  the whole way (damn that high octane energy chew)

6:32 - 3:00am At home sleeping it off as best as possible

3:00am  Wide awake now watching TV with Pokie drinking a Diet Pepsi  Vanilla and eating "Bugels" (after all I did miss dinner)

Wheres the Silver Lining you Say?

While flipping thru channels I see on QVC

only 100 days till Christmas!



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