Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Here I am!!

O.K. These are a little out of order, but I wanted to add them. Here I am with my sister Susie who lives in K.C.

Amy poolside with niece's Kellie and Katie on the right.

My niece Megan the graduate and her dad, my brother-in-law, Kelly doing some karaoke.

Hi everyone! I got back from Kansas City last week and stayed in Maryland until yesterday. I had a wonderful time, and took a break from the computer too! I have to say it was a very nice break. I had a great time visiting my sister and niece's out in the boonies. I love it out there. It was nice change of pace, everyone is so friendly and laid back out West. I miss it.

Above is a picture of my niece Megan on the left. With her is Cory, her boyfriend of 7 years, and her roommate Amy. They all graduated from KU, and had a big redneck party! (not really redneck, it was very nice!)

My son John and nephew Billy in my sister's living room relaxing and taking in the country feel. The last time my son was in Kansas, I think he was 8 months old!

Amy and Megan posing on the tractor in the back yard.

Another niece, Kellie and my dad (who really needs a haircut!) My sister has 4 girls. My fourth niece is in Brooklyn, New York and couldn't come.

We were out running around the day before the party, and the car was packed! This was the only spot left to put the rolls. Poor Amy.

This is my sister's new baby, Gracie. She is a 1 year old 150 pound baby, and such a beautiful lab!

This is niece Kellie again with her boyfriend Cody.

My sister Susie who had the party, with dad.

This is my brother-in-law's sister Kim and her son. She came all the way from Oklahoma for the party. She was fun! There was a D.J. set up on a flatbed tractor with great music and karaoke. Everyone had a great time, and partied until the wee hours.

I hope everyone had a great week and I truly missed you all! Now I have some catching up to do

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kansas City Here I Come!

I'm on my way to Kansas City tomorrow.

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to get there!

I'm going to my sister's house who lives right outside of Kansas City, in the boondocks with lots of acres. She is having a huge graduation party for my niece and her boyfriend and another friend of theirs. So it is a combo party with lots of friends and family. I will get lots of pictures while I'm there. The best part is my 2 kids are going with me.
Today was my last day of work for the summer! Woo Hoo!! Now I will probably spend a lot of my time in Maryland. I hope everyone has a great rest of the week, and a wonderful weekend. I haven't decided if I'm bringing my computer yet, but I want to think no.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend Update

Just a quick update from this weekend. We took a boat ride to my brother-in-law's house Saturday. He was having a party. There were lots of people and lots of dogs. He was celebrating the beautiful kitchen he had just finished.

Somebody made this beautiful cake!

This little girl is Porche. She weighs 4 pounds. She looked like a mini-baboon! So cute!

Son and nephew goofing off.

Sister in-law Diane on left with friend Kay.

Hubby chatting it up with friends.

Party scene.

Part of the new counter with pretty curtains.

Behind the curtain in Stella's brother Teddy. They had a little cubby built in for him! I just loved this.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Sorry I couldn't elaborate more, but I'm late for work. Have a great day!!!! Happy Monday!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thirsty Thursday

2/3 cup Apricot Brandy
1 1/4 cup Coconut Rum
1 1/4 cup Rum
1 46 oz. can Pineapple Juice
Serve over ice.
*This refreshing drink makes a pitcher of cocktails. It is refreshing, and perfect for the summer!
Ina, maybe for your guests??

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kansas City Here I come

Next week I'm heading to my hometown of Kansas City for my niece's graduation from KU. I'm really excited to see my sister and the rest of the family. I just wanted to say if I'm slacking in the blog world, I'm just getting ready for my trip. I have so much to do, and go to Maryland this weekend for another party to boot! Have a great rest of the week, and we will talk soon!


Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekend Update

This weekend was pretty quiet for the most part. Did a lot of relaxing and cooking. Stella is just hanging out with John.

John Sr. decided to take a dip with Stella. She was NOT happy. Look how skinny her legs are when they are wet!

Amy and I just talking.

Another beautiful sunset.


John and brother-in-law, Bill.

Every morsel picked out! They were so good.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
Happy Monday!


Friday, June 5, 2009


I hope everyone has a beautiful and wonderful weekend!!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy Hump Day

HELLO FRIENDS! Just rolling by to say" hang in there" the week is almost over. (After today.)
Have a nice rest of the week. I'm going to be busy catching up on chores, work, and just getting some things done with time NOT on the computer! Talk soon.