Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Safe Travels Aunt Jan!

We had a wonderful time on Friday night with everybody. Great family, great hosts (and hostesses), great pizza & salad! ;) All around a fantastic gathering! Aunt Jan, it was wonderful you were able to come for a visit, I only wish you were feeling better on Friday. I think maybe you just wanted to "Be like Mike" and drink Gatorade. LOL In all sincerity, I'm really glad come Saturday you were feeling better and that it wasn't something more serious. We hope you have safe travels back to Vegas!

We're having a difficult time believing summer is nearly over... I'm not sure where the heck it went, but I'm on the committee to bring it back... a.s.a.p! Chris is really enjoying his new office at Keefe. He's been welcomed with open arms and warmest hugs from agents he's been friends with for a very long time. He's finally on their team and part of the family. We couldn't have asked for a better blessing at this unique time!

Tay & Breezy, good luck with going back to school... we hope you both are excited to see your friends again and looking forward to what this school year brings!

Much love to all!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Food on a Stick, Animal Smells, Carnees...

Polly Want a Cracker???

Hello Everybody! It's wonderful to hear Aunt Jan got here safe & sound. And that Mark arrived in Texas safe and sound. Finally we have some summer weather up here to enjoy!!!! :)

Yesterday Chris & I just took a day off... we've been plugging away on our computers for hours on end, months on end and just needed a break. It was a beautiful, sunny day, so we opted to give State Fair all of our un-divided attention! It was GREAT!!!!

We saw baby lambs... and they are so cute. Saw the baby goats too... I still want a goat... someday I'll have my pet goat. We ate plenty of fried food and drank our "fair" share of fresh squeezed lemonade... you should see the refillable cups this year... they have a HUGE 64 oz. gallon size. Now that's crazy. Personally, I wouldn't have wanted to carry that around all day! We of course indulged in the required cream puff and opted to skip the chocolate covered bacon.

It really was a beautiful day. We could both act like kids and people watch. Lots of Laughs and absolutely no stress! It was bliss!

Hope you get a chance over the weekend to experience bliss... be thankful for what we have!

Love to all!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It's Been a While...

It's been a while since we've had a post on here dearest family! I thought we'd share some love with everybody! Dad, we hope your final board meeting with the M&I went well. We were thinking about you and are really proud they honored your commitment.

Diana darling, I've been thinking about you. Sending you loads of love and hoping you are doing okay. Just know sweetie we are always here for you - love & support, that's what family is all about! :) Big virtual hugs to Scott & Tay too! Tay, how did your play turn out??? Are you enjoying some time off or is it "no rest for the wicked??" LOL

Sometimes impromptu dashes to the custard stand make some of the best memories!!! :) This afternoon we made an impromptu stop at Adrian's Custard in Burlington... home of THE BEST (seriously, the best) homemade custard. We met up with the Raab family and were able to share one final lick of the ice cream cone with Mark before he journeys down to Texas.

Mark, we wish you safe travels, and lots of love. Take all our love in your heart with you and we hope you gain the experience you need so you can come back to WI quickly! Breezy & Lor, we're here for you while Mark is on the road... call anytime.

Here's a little slice about the true meaning of life... love... and family! XOXO to all! ~Dawn

Love at the Custard Stand
-Even better than Charles Peterson's work... ;)