Sunday, October 28, 2012

Out With the Old, In With the New

I think this is the incentive that Joe and I needed in order to enjoy doing laundry.

Leaves, Leaves and More Leaves

Twelves bags of leaves just from our smallish front to tackle the back yard! I think the worst part is paying for every bag that we sit out for pick up. :\

Weekend Fun

Joe's dad and stepmom were in the area this weekend so we have had a full and fun weekend catching up.
Friday night we went to Navy Pier to see the Sondheim musical, "Sunday in the Park with George." It's based on the people George Seurat might have met while working on his most famous painting which also happens to be one of my very favorite pieces of art.

Today took us to the House of Blues for their Gospel Brunch. It's always so much fun...and now I will not be eating for the rest of the day!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

40 Years

40 years ago today my parents got married. Here they are in 1972.

This is my parents in 2012.

Lots of friends and family joined us today as we celebrated their 40th anniversary.

Me, mom, dad and sister, Cathy.

Cathy at the cake and punch table.


My grandma with her sister-in-law, Jo.

Guest book table with my parents' wedding album. Everyone had so much fun looking at the old wedding pictures.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend Visitor

My mother-in-law standing in front of the CS Lewis wardrobe.
Joe and I just arrived back from dropping his mom off at the airport after she's been here visiting for the past two days. We had a nice weekend catching up. It all started on Friday with me picking Jo Ann up and taking her to lunch, then Joe got off work early and showed her around his office along with other areas of interest before we all eventually headed off to a great French dinner. Saturday found us at Starbucks and then to see the CS Lewis and Tolkien artifiacts located nearby before going to see the movie, Argo. (It was AMAZING. Go see it.) After the movie we had a late lunch/early dinner of pizza and walking around one of my favorite little towns. Today was mostly a lazy Sunday before heading off to the airport. And just like that the weekend is quickly coming to a close.

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