Wednesday, July 30, 2008

No Wedding Photos... yet

I want to wait until Michelle and Ed get home and have a chance to see their wedding pictures before I share some of them....

But here are some from the week before the wedding!

David teaching Greta how to golf :)

Michelle enjoying the sun!

Six sisters plus Greta

A little out of order, but the path that leads to the beach... at the end of our day.

Again, out of order... Grandma and Wesley all tuckered out the day after the wedding.

Two sisters, one cousin out on the boat.
Some of the rest of the crew on the boat.

Michelle, Greta, K
I love this one!

Two sets of sisters

Monday, July 21, 2008

Photos galore!

These are all from my phone, so not the best quality, but I thought I'd share some moments from the first 7.5 weeks of Wesley's life. He is simply amazing!

Auntie Katz enjoying her nephew!

This one's in the hospital on day 2


That's supposed to be "Here comes the bride..."

This awesome couple is tying the knot in five days!

Better late, right?

Better late than never, right?? Here are some old photos. (Old meaning from earlier this month.)

My sweet, sweet nephew Wesley :)

3 Sisters, July 5th in the harbor
Michelle's Bridal Shower! Mom and sisters (plus Wesley)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Exciting day!!!

I'm back so soon... Then maybe I'll be done for the whole summer... no, maybe I'm on a better roll now or something.

Anyways, I booked a ticket today to go and see my boys!!!!!! I get to go to NYC/Connecticut for five days in August! I called Marcy today and told her I got the ticket and I'm "little kid excited!" I have to stop thinking about it. Stop. Okay, got it.

and I get to see Gillian, and I just found out that Sarah's going to be in the area, too. So I get to see both of them!!! I feel lucky :)

Sarah, Jill, and I went out for dinner tonight at a place they used to work "back in the day" (high school). It was fun to reminisce and laugh about those days. We missed Kel, though, as it was the last night she was camping and didn't want to leave the campground (don't blame her!).
Sarah, maybe I'll tell you in person what they said. Or maybe I'll just post it someday.... ack, we'll see.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Not the same

I'm not the same person I once was. I've been realizing that lately.

Some big things (to me). Some not so big.

I've changed:
I drink pop. yep. Had 2 Diet Pepsis on Monday. The first one was at 9am and got me through the morning. There was a few years in my life when I didn't have two Diet Pepsis within YEARS. I'm still kind of getting used to it. Part of it is the fact that I'm staying away from sugar. I used to be big on juice and PowerAde, but they're jam-packed with sugar. Diet Pepsi has none!

I eat meat. That sounds weird to me. For about six years I ate none whatsoever. Yep, a full-fledged vegetarian (meat made me sick; it wasn't a choice). I got sick of it, so I started eating chicken about once a month (this was probably two years ago). Then once a week at the most. Then I had turkey at Thanksgiving. (a year and a half ago) Now, I'll eat chicken, turkey, and pork. Still no red meat (still makes me sick), but I love going out to eat again! For many years there were about two things on any menu that I could eat. Grilled cheese and a garden salad.

I love love love to cook. I didn't mind it before, but I wouldn't choose to do it. Now I love cooking, I get excited about it, and I'm on a high during/after cooking. The other night I tried some new things: peppercorn pork tenderloin on the grill, roasted peppers, bruschetta, and red potato salad. YUM!!! I'm proud to say it tasted good, it was filling, and it looked good. My dad asked if I'm trying out for "Top Chef."

I'm late. I used to be punctual -- and didn't have patience for people who were late. Now it's me. Two minutes, five minutes... (sadly) ten minutes. I'm okay with two minutes, getting frustrated with five minutes, and annoyed when I'm ten minutes late. So it's not like I'm okay with being ten minutes late, or let it happen (not too often I hope)... but I've changed.

Yesterday two of my sisters said something about me that made me freak out and imagine what an identity crisis feels like. I'm debating about talking about it, but I'm definitely thinking about it (it's another way I've changed). I might get back to you on this one.

YES there are many ways (I believe) I'm the same. Maybe I'll get to that some day. Not likely, seeing as I get on here less than once a month (sad). we'll see.

In the meantime, my friends and I went camping for three nights over the weekend. AWESOME!

Leanne did a marathon in June!! WAY TO GO LI-LI!! :) Liz and I watched at the finish line for two hours and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Made it to a TIGERS game, and even had sweet seats!

Wedding plans, wedding plans, wedding plans! Michelle and Ed's big day is 17 days away!