Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Member night at the zoo

We took Gabrielle.

Vittoria played her first game of peek-a-boo.

Up North

A knitting friend invited me to her cottage up north last weekend. I was very happy and said yes.

You can see where I was.

This is her house and the view from the deck.


Her dogs like to fish! They were there for hours in the morning and evening. They knew fish didn't like the heat of mid day.

At the end of the weekend they needed a bath!

Sandy likes Scottie Dogs

Dogs in general. She got this at the Ann Arbor Art Festival.

Just some chairs on someone's beach...

Katie, take note: This is a Swan.

One of Sandy's friends up there built this house himself with his wife. Jay, I thought about you a lot. They cut down the trees and stripped them themselves. They have his and her everything because, "Girls will take over your stuff if you don't watch it." Even his and her coat closets in the front hall.

This is the garage. Two stories. Above is a shooting range. Two cars park there and the other side is the shop

All of the tools.

Want one of your own? I do...The place next door is for sale. Asking price $499,900. It could be divided into two lots. 230 feet of lake access.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Oh, how the mighty have fallen...

List of top party schools by Princeton Review

1. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
2. University of Mississippi, University, Miss.
3. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
4. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
5. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
6. Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.
7. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
8. University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
9. University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
10. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

13. University of Colorado, Boulder, Co.
17. Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sock puppets

I made some sock puppets for a coworker of mine who had little twin girls. I think they turned out pretty cute. I forgot to take a picture and am giving them away, so I took a picture with my phone.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Spaghetti at Red Robin

Derek and I took Katie, Mary and Vittoria to Red Robin to eat. Katie and Mary both got spaghetti and Mary was particularly cute eating it.

Oh! She hears a baby crying!

See that glass filled with napkins? The waitress spilled a drink and did a marginal job cleaning it. She brought us some extra napkins, though! The dirty glass sat there the entire meal. The table was wet the entire meal as well. No, she did not even comp the drink.

Mary is also becoming a videographer. Here is her first work. Respect.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Someone at Ebay got paid to create this lame certificate. I wonder how many hours were spent discussing it. But I did it...Selling Cora's yarn. What an achievement! I'm sure you all are proud.


Monday, July 07, 2008

July 4 in Michigan

Norm, Michelle, Paul and Ryan came to visit.

The Northville parade.

The Polish float.

At the zoo.

Dinner on the deck.

UPDATED: To add pictures stupid Blogger wouldn't let me add last night.

America turns 232 and Josh and Rhoda turn 30

Very nice weekend in Colorado, as usual...

Alina got a new play set that is ready to go.

She is a very good helper when she grocery shops.

We helped Libby with some things around our house and needed some nourishment and a Mexican place called Santiago's. It was tasty!

She likes feeding herself.

Twin A and Twin B

When I got home my first flower had finally bloomed. I think it was saying happy birthday to me.