May 27

We are back "on the road again" with Daisy and heading towards Michigan to Catrina and a fun summer of boating!Meet my cousin, Denny and wife, Deb at their lake home near Columbia City, IN. We had a wonderful dinner and visit and then spent the night at the Chain O' Lakes Campground near Albion.

Memorial Day 2008

Happy 87th Birthday to Mark's Dad, Harland - here's wishing you many more happy, healthy ones, Dad!!!Patrick, Connor and Liam at the downtown parade - let's hear it for the
"Red, White & Blue"!!!
After the parade, we met good friends (Ken, Ed, Pat, Mike, Brenda, Sigrunn, Susie and Donna Rae) at McDonalds for lots of fun chatter...
Mommy (Anne) and Connor in his newly decorated sports theme bedroom - Connor is sooo into BALLS!
And what a great way to end the holiday with a banana split at
Carl's Ice Cream Shop...YUMEEE!

May 25

Enjoyed wine and visiting with our friend and neighbor, Candy on her new patio ending with a great dinner! THANKS, Candy!

May 22-23

My sisters-in-law, Linda and Vicki and I enjoyed 2 fun days of shopping, eating, and a belated celebration of my February birthday. We did our part for the the economy of Delavan, Lake Geneva, and Racine, Wisconsin.Here we are starting the day with a hearty breakfast at The Chancery in Racine
Linda and Vicki admiring the spectacular flowers at Milaeger's
My oh my, check out those luscious blooms!!!!!
And Pat is enjoying some gift buying and beautifully wrapped packages at
Crimson Ridge

May 21

Liam and Connor spent the day with us and enjoyed some cold milk after all that playtime at McDonalds.
Met our good friends and neighbors, Donna Rae and Ed for breakfast - we chatted while the boys played
"Aunt" Ginny and Liam at her new retirement home
Connor helps Grandpa vacuum

May 20

The May gathering of my Sublettian friends (since grade school) enjoying a fun night out at Water Street Wines, Cafe & Coffees in Peoria!!! Great friends (Jane, Bev, Marilyn, Patty, Kay, Ann and Pat), food, wine & coffee! We missed you Deb and Judy!

May 19

We took a little day trip to visit the GG's - GO Cubbies!!!! Great Grandpa, Liam and Connor
Great Grandma, Liam, Connor and Grandma
The boys are spending the night with us and here's Grandpa reading a bedtime story!

May 18

Here we are having fun at an early 2nd birthday party for Connor

May 17

Fun day on the water with our long-time boating buddies Pat, Barb and Kathy soaking up the warm sunshine!
Captain Paul at the helm
Roger enjoying this perfect spring day aboard "Katapault"
Paul, Kathy, Barb and Roger
Thanks for a super fun day on the water
and all the delicious food and beverages, Paul and Kathy

May 16

A beautiful spring day ended with a delicious dinner and great visit with friends and former co-workers of Mark's............Henry, Helen, Helen and Patty

Mother's Day Memories

Auntie Anne (Godmother) and Drew
Uncle Philip, Auntie Annette and Drew
Sweet Brady in the flower garden with Bunny
Grandma and her boys
Silly Liam wearing his blankie as a kerchief!

May 8-12

We left for North Carolina in Daisy with our daughter Anne and her boys, Liam and Connor for our oldest grandson, Drew's First Communion - quick trip, but oh what fun............ As long as we have our thumbs, blankies, can nap and watch DVD's, we were such good little travelers!
Proud Grandma and Grandpa with Drew after his First Communion Celebration
Our son, Michael and family (Brooke, Drew, Davis and Brady)
Drew and his yummy cake!
Our five grandsons (Drew 8, Davis 6, Liam 3, Brady 2 and Connor 22 months)

May 5-7

This week started out with both our Dads in the hospital! Happy to report that they are both on the mend and hopefully home SOON!!!

May 4

My friend Allie and her husband Owen came over this afternoon for visiting and dinner. Allie and I met in 1966 and have kept in touch thru e-mail, but this was first face-to-face visit in many years and what a great time we all had!!!

May 1

Met some long-time bridge friends at CJ's to "eat" of course AND lots of chatter and catching up! Pat, Sharon, Sue, Karen and Cathy